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June 20, 2024

ReCoverCA Homebuyer Assistance Program now available to help households impacted by 2018, 2020 wildfires

Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA) has launched the ReCoverCA Homebuyer Assistance (DR-HBA) Program to support individuals and families in California impacted by the devastating wildfires and other declared disasters in 2018 and 2020. The Program, managed by GSFA and funded by a $28 million grant...

California State Parks to begin prescribed burn at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park on June 10

Fire personnel from California State Parks are planning to conduct a 13-acre prescribed burn near the observation platform at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park on Monday, June 10, with alternate dates of June 11 or 12. All burning depends on weather and air quality conditions...

Sex abuse case against former SLVUSD admin paused

Just weeks before the civil child sex abuse trial was set to begin, it was canceled. Ned Hearn, the former SLVUSD teacher and administrator who faces a lawsuit by a student swimmer he coached in the ’90s in Dixon, Calif.—who says they had a sexual...

News Briefs | Published June 7, 2024

News Briefs
New museum exhibit explores unique Cotoni-Coast Dairies property Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History’s latest exhibition “Cotoni-Coast Dairies: Monumental Steps” takes a look at the iconic topography of the northern coast of Santa Cruz County, and the decades-long effort by local groups to conserve it. Through...

Highway 17 set for overnight lane closures for culvert repairs

A project to replace a deteriorating culvert under Highway 17 at a location 1.5 miles north of Scotts Valley will result in overnight lane closures. Starting Sunday, June 9, travelers on Highway 17 near Vine Hill Road will encounter the intermittent closure of one lane...

Scotts Valley looks ahead to infrastructure upgrades as costs increase

Scotts Valley
At its May 15 meeting, Scotts Valley City Council forged ahead with wastewater system improvements, selecting Cushman Contracting in a $1.3 million deal to install a new aeration blower, piping, valves and other instruments at the Scotts Valley Water Reclamation Facility. The upgrades, meant to...

News Briefs | Published May 31, 2024

News Briefs
Santa Cruz shelters unite for first California Adopt-a-Pet Day Santa Cruz SPCA and the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter will join over 150 California shelters in the state’s first ever Adopt-a-Pet Day on Saturday, June 1. On this day, from 11am-6pm, both local shelters will provide...

Free water testing available for Santa Cruz County individuals with household wells

Santa Cruz County has launched a free water quality testing program that includes opportunities for Point of Use treatment and drinking water replacement for residents of Santa Cruz County who rely on household groundwater wells for their drinking water. In Santa Cruz County, it is...

Man killed in crash near Felton

California Highway Patrol
A 45-year-old man died early Sunday morning when his vehicle careened off of Graham Hill Road near Felton and smashed onto a tree. California Highway Patrol Officer Israel Murillo said the man, who has not been named, was driving a 2009 Nissan Altima north on...

News Briefs | Published May 24, 2024

News Briefs
Highway 236 pipeline project impacts traffic San Lorenzo Valley residents can expect delays on Highway 236 between South Redwood Drive and Highway 9 while crews finish the San Lorenzo Valley Water District’s Lyon and Big Steel Pipeline Project. There will be a single-lane closure and one-way...


Omega Nu scholarships

Omega Nu Santa Cruz awards nearly $100K in scholarships

Omega Nu Santa Cruz awarded college and vocational scholarships to 31 students from Santa Cruz County high schools during a Scholarship Reception for the...