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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

Water
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...

Big Basin Redwoods State Park launches summer shuttle service for weekends, holidays

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Just in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, California State Parks and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks have announced that access to Big Basin Redwoods State Park will increase this summer with the addition of a free pilot shuttle program, a...

San Lorenzo Valley Water District completes flushing program

San Lorenzo Valley Water District
San Lorenzo Valley Water District’s annual flushing program for the District wraps up this month, finishing a roughly three-month-long process meant to ensure quality water for customers and prolong the District’s infrastructure. Crews finished the program by flushing water mains in the Lompico and Manana...

News Briefs | Published May 17, 2024

News Briefs
Brook Lomond Iris Farm hosts Sale and Show this weekend Brook Lomond Iris Farm in Ben Lomond opens its gardens to the public on May 18-19 for a Sale and Show. This small farm offers organically grown, top grade iris rhizomes (plants) for sale. Enjoy a...

Scotts Valley Rotary awards scholarships to local students

Scotts Valley Rotary Club provided 43 students from Scotts Valley middle and high schools with a certificate of recognition award for outstanding academics, visual and performing arts and community service at a recent awards ceremony at Regeneration Church.  The club also provided six college scholarships...

San Lorenzo Valley schools grapple with declining enrollment post-Covid, wildfires

San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District
San Lorenzo Valley classrooms still have hundreds of students fewer than they did before the coronavirus pandemic and massive wildfires rocked the region. While San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District administrators point to figures showing enrollment increases at its elementary schools, a continued decrease in...

News Briefs | Published May 10, 2024

News Briefs
Roaring Camp plans Mother’s Day Brunch Make Mother’s Day memorable for mom on her special day by treating her to Roaring Camp’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet and train ride on May 12. Enjoy an elegant and delectable brunch while listening to soothing live music from local...

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Santa Cruz Mountains wildfire quelled quickly

A fire that grew to a half-acre in the Santa Cruz Mountains was extinguished quickly Friday morning before it could threaten the nearby communities...