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Utility Increases Loom for 16 Million California Households


Utility giant PG&E is set to raise its rates an average of 13% on Jan. 1. That equals an extra $32.50 a month, or $390 for the year.

New Benches at Aptos Village Park


After nearly five years of planning, members of Cabrillo Host, Freedom Host and Santa Cruz Host Lions Clubs gathered to dedicate the new benches in honor of veterans.

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Felton Pump Track Proposal Headed to Board of Supervisors

After two community meetings, the proposed pump track in Felton Covered Bridge Park is heading to the Board of Supervisors. During the meeting next Tuesday, December 12, supervisors will vote on whether or not to support the project and give …

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What is Audubon's Christmas Bird Count and How Do I Participate?

Find out what the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count is all about and learn how to participate in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Silicon Valley.

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Santa Cruz rail-trail segment to finish in February

Work is expected to finish in February on a paved rail trail near California Street and the Santa Cruz Wastewater Treatment Facility. The path will run along the railroad tracks toward Neary Lagoon and Beach Street. (Tyler Maldonado — Santa …

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Building Back Beaches

Parks and recreation departments... are conducting a scientific study that looks at how climate change will damage the beaches, evaluating effects on cliff erosion, beach access, campground availability and other features

Image caption: Conservation director Bryan Largay helps the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County choose its priorities.
A Conversation with California Conservationist Bryan Largay

The conservation director of Land Trust of Santa Cruz talks about the highlights of his work, and some of the issues he sees in maintaining California’s parks.

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Pushback Against Felton Bicycle Track

Opponents spoke out against the track at the Board of Supervisors meeting

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Felton Pump Track Proposal Raises Concerns

By Mary Andersen Debate is in full swing over a proposed pump track in Felton Covered Bridge Park. The proposal, shepherded by Santa Cruz Mountains Trails Stewardship (SCMTS), Santa Cruz County Parks Department, and County Park Friends, calls for a …

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Redwood Rx: State Parks offer prescription for wellness and education

On Monday morning, as I wound my way up Highway 9 from Santa Cruz to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Ralph Nader was discussing—on KSQD 90.7 FM’s airwaves—how the notorious drug Thalidomide has returned to the market in a new …

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