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Loaves and Fishes is dedicated to alleviating hunger among working poor families, farm workers, and elderly, disabled and homeless individuals of the Pajaro Valley.

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Bonny Doon: A Home Away From Home for Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Youth

Last week, young members of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band attended a “college-going" event at UCSC, the only four-year university in the tribal territory. Organizers introduced the students to UCSC’s programs and resources.

(Nov. 6, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Students Face a Behavioral Crisis

County Superintendent of Schools Faris Sabbah writes, “It would certainly be a relief if time were all our students needed to fully recover from the impacts of the pandemic. But this is not the reality we are seeing.”

(Nov. 5, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report

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New Santa Cruz drop-in center offers help to teens, young adults

‘Thrive Hive’ provides employment support, health and housing services


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Violent, court-ordered removal of children sparks community outcry

SANTA CRUZ—For the purposes of this article, Maya and Sebastian Laing’s story begins on Oct. 20, when a group of strangers paid a late-night visit to their grandmother’s house where they had been staying.  After trying unsuccessfully to convince the …


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Driver shortage cuts PVUSD Friday bus service

Parents of students in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District on Friday morning received a text from the district saying there would be no bus service for regular students.


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PVUSD Wellness Center reimagines student services

WATSONVILLE—As thousands of students throughout Pajaro Valley Unified School District bid farewell to their summer and prepare for a new year, educators and school employees are readying classrooms, sharpening pencils and honing their lesson plans. Such back-to-school preparations have always …


Image caption: The newly opened Presidio Tunnel Tops provides free entertainment in pricy San Francisco.
Cheaper Thrills

California has some top-notch tourist attractions—with top-shelf prices. Here are some that won’t break the bank.


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Digital Nest Helps Silicon Valley Youth Fly in the Digital Age

What do you think of when you think of Silicon Valley? Something sleek? Google, keycards and lanyards? You probably don’t think of furrowed fields of strawberries, and you certainly don’t think of the old post office in Watsonville. But here, …


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LPRT Returns July 20-31 In Surf City Odyssey

When it comes to live parody musical theater, no other group brings it to life like Little People’s Repertory Theater (LPRT) in Ben Lomond. The Park Hall-based crew of kids and parent volunteers begin work the minute school adjourns for …


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Father-Son Duo Quietly Leads Fairgrounds

The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds are more than the annual one-week autumnal event, which itself undoubtedly takes a Herculean amount of work. There are also numerous events throughout the year including horse shows, conventions and celebrations such as quinceañeras and …


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California’s Reparations Could Include Tuition, Housing Grants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations said business loans, housing grants, tuition, wage and job protections could provide redress for African Americans.


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