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02/12/2024
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More than 250 people celebrated World Wetlands Day on Feb. 3, part of the restoration of Struve Slough. Watsonville Wetlands Watch co-hosted the event with a widespread planting project.

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01/26/2024
Salud Para La Gente in Watsonville was one of two health care programs in Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s district to receive funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Center Program.

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01/18/2024
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Dozens of volunteers at Grey Bears were busy around two long tables making packages to be delivered to seniors throughout Santa Cruz County.

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01/16/2024
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Rain is good. Eroded trails aren’t. Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship trail director Drew Perkins explains how to be a force for good and not evil when mountain biking after rain.

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01/09/2024
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Learning the names, habitats and behaviors of local fungi in the Santa Cruz Mountains makes this writer want to know more.

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12/22/2023
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Bank of America honored Housing Matters for work advancing economic mobility and building up underserved neighborhoods in Santa Cruz County.

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12/20/2023
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These nonprofit groups participating in Santa Cruz Gives find creative ways to bring shelter animals and people together, and also help owners keep their pets.

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12/15/2023
During its Holiday Food & Fund drive for Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County, the Twin Lakes congregation raised $512,725.07 — the largest sum ever donated by an organization during the drive.

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12/08/2023
In “As You Like It,” Jacques famously proclaims, “One man in his time plays many parts.” That is certainly true of Lorne Dechtenberg, who has served as a musician, nonprofit director and music director.

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11/29/2023
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Local organizations like the Center for Farmworker Families and Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes try to advocate for farmworker rights and help put food on their tables.

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11/16/2023
In the wake of approximately 24 families facing evictions from a Pajaro apartment complex as the property's owners prepare to work through violations cited by Monterey County, Watsonville-based nonprofit Community Bridges has intervened to assist those families.

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11/15/2023
As the new head of Visit Santa Cruz County, Terence Concannon is not only aiming to bring in visitors from emerging markets but also to help build South County’s tourism infrastructure—all without alienating county residents in the process.

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11/07/2023
Those watching the race to replace retiring Supervisor Bruce McPherson wondered whether Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart would run. Instead, Hart has endorsed Monica Martinez, giving the nonprofit CEO a leg up over fellow candidates Christopher Bradford and Theresa Bond.

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10/29/2023
As the holidays quickly approach, lots of families wonder how they’re going to make ends meet. It’s time for Second Harvest Food Bank’s annual Holiday Food and Fund Drive, which nourishes local community members in need.

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10/26/2023
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The Fire Safe Council of Santa Cruz County has launched the Home Ignition Zone Assessment Program, in which trained volunteers provide advice on home hardening.

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10/12/2023
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Community Bridges cut the ribbon on its newly relocated Elderday, which offers a host of medical, social and nutritional services for older adults and people with disabilities.

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10/10/2023
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Where do we go when we die? Is it a magical plane of existence located in the wisps of clouds? Or is it lurking just outside our visible senses? Are we able to communicate with the dead and can psychics get answers to questions we were never able to ask? Can the dead try to [...]

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10/05/2023
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The doors of the new Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services Family Center are open at 567 Auto Center Drive in Santa Cruz.

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09/21/2023
Isai Pazos, a longtime Senderos volunteer and community organizer in Los Angeles, has been named the executive director of Senderos, a nonprofit aimed at ensuring equitable options for Latinos in Santa Cruz County.
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