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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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09/20/2023
Santa Cruz County is well-known for its forestry, with approximately 75% of its overall terrain covered by trees, according to Global Forest Watch.

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09/12/2023
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New CEO Zeke Frazier talks about what's in store for the Santa Cruz County Fair.

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09/07/2023
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Zeke Fraser has a lot on his desk, both figuratively and literally, but the new fairgrounds CEO took time to step away from his paperwork-lined desk for a quick chat.

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09/05/2023
“We are like an Uber and Lyft for anyone in Santa Cruz County with a disability that requires an ADA-accessible vehicle,” said Community Bridges spokesperson Tony Nunez.

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08/24/2023
Linda Burman-Hall, an ethnomusicologist, musician and longtime UC Santa Cruz professor who brought the annual Baroque Festival to town, died suddenly while traveling in Malaysia. She was 78.
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