Santa Cruz County Local News: Community Service & Support


All Local Community Service & Support News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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04/12/2024
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Ben Lomond Village Alliance (BLVA) is inviting all residents and businesses to an informational meeting about its newly formed Village Alliance.

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04/12/2024
The Downtown Streets Program is growing to 8 teams in the County with the start of a new 6 month pilot program in Boulder Creek on the Highway 9 commercial corridor.

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04/07/2024
Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley was awarded a $2M by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

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04/04/2024
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Twice each year, in spring and fall, residents of Boulder Creek head downtown to participate in the Town Sweep. Weeds are pulled, sidewalks are swept and the stretch of Highway 9 that turns into Central Avenue is perfectly polished by the end of the day.

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04/02/2024
A dinner and silent auction fundraiser for the Pajaro Valley Education Foundation is set to take place on Aril 18 at Jalisco's, 618 Main Street in Watsonville.

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03/26/2024
Former Santa Cruz city council member and county supervisor Ryan Coonerty has been named as the new Executive Directory, taking over from Interim Executive Director Dave Vincent.

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03/25/2024
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Monterey Bay's public radio station KSQD is building a team of volunteer coordinators and volunteers as the expand their presence in the region.

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03/21/2024
The retiring District 2 County Supervisor received the Al Smith Friend of Agriculture Award from the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau and Agri-Culture at the National Agriculture Day Spring Luncheon.

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03/19/2024
A celebration of Women’s History Month highlighting 15 Santa Cruz County women.

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02/29/2024
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More than 200 people gathered Saturday in Watsonville’s Community Room to celebrate the life of Mas Hashimoto, who as a child was imprisoned with his family in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, and later used the experience as a lesson in his multifarious roles as a teacher, activist and community leader.

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02/21/2024
Image for display with article titled Bay Federal Credit Union Workplace Campaign Raises $12,600 for United Way

Bay Federal Credit Union has held a fundraising campaign in support of United Way for nearly 30 years. Employees of the Credit Union made both one-time donations and payroll deductions in support of United Way of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.

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02/21/2024
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The nonprofit group Free Guitars 4 Kids puts instruments directly in the hands of the youth. “Last year we gave away 1,078 guitars,” exclaims Executive Director Ben Dudley.

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02/20/2024
A local nonprofit said it has made an offer to purchase a senior center in Live Oak while a representative from the school district that owns the site says it isn’t quite ready to make definitive moves.

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02/16/2024
Harnessing their collective expertise, two nonprofits in South Santa Cruz County have joined forces to provide resources to families in need and fight against regional inequities.

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02/15/2024
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During the pandemic, Scotts Valley High School devised a plan to give the graduates of 2020 some recognition with the Senior Banner Program.

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02/05/2024
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New Zealander Pete Bethune has been run over by Japanese whalers, shot at by illegal gold miners, and knifed in the chest while following the illegal pet trade.

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02/04/2024
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KBCZ’s broadcast reach at the moment on 89.3 FM is to all of the San Lorenzo Valley including Lompico, Scotts Valley, Paradise Park, and parts of Santa Cruz.

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02/04/2024
After halting services for about four years, a sobering center that county leaders say is a critical boon to the community, local health care providers and law enforcement is back online in Santa Cruz.

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02/03/2024
Capitola Mayor Kristen Brown muses about the 75th anniversary of the city’s incorporation as a time to reflect on history while considering the opportunities that lie ahead.

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02/01/2024
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For more than two years, Aptos residents have had to travel to check out library materials. Not residents will once again have a community hub, or as Santa Cruz County Supervisor Zach Friend put it, a “new living room.”

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