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Cal Fire Unit Chief Predicts Busy Fire Season for Santa Cruz County

In a presentation to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, Santa Cruz County and Cal Fire San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit Fire Chief Nate Armstrong reviewed the state of county fire services and the outlook for 2022. In short, “It looks grim as always.”

(June 29, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
Metallic Balloon Sparks Outage for Thousands of Santa Cruzans

More than 6,000 PG&E customers in the city of Santa Cruz experienced a power outage on June 17. PG&E crews attributed the incident to a metallic balloon tangled in power equipment.

(June 17, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report

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Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District Awarded Over $390K

The grant is for local forest health and wildfire resilience work.


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Barnraising in the Mountains

As the Two Year Anniversary of the CZU Fire Nears, Community Launches a Citizen-led Approach By Antonia Bradford The two year anniversary of the CZU Fire is rapidly approaching. As the smoke cleared and life returned to normal for the …


Image caption: Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance

California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‘Malibu Burning’ author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.


Image caption: Artist's rendering of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will be the largest in the world.
The Bridge to Coexistence

The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will help pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains cross 10 lanes of Highway 101, will be the largest in the world.


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Levee rebuild gets final approval

WATSONVILLE—After decades of efforts by local, state and federal officials, plans to rebuild the Pajaro River Levee can now move forward after voters in Watsonville approved an assessment on their annual property tax bills that will pay for the maintenance …


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Local fire officials urge residents prep for fire season

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Forecasters are predicting a cooling trend and possible rain for the weekend, with possible snow in the mountains, bringing a small measure of much-needed moisture to an already parched Central Coast. But that weather will not last long, …


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What is Central Coast Community Energy?

The mysterious outfit’s local impact is difficult to measure


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Pajaro levee assessment headed to voters

PAJARO—People living in south Santa Cruz County and north Monterey County could soon see Pajaro River’s levee system rebuilt, a long-awaited project that would offer up to 100-year flood protection to the area, and be a comfort to residents who …


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Feeling stressed? Confused? Or just a little blue? Help is just a phone call away for residents of Santa Cruz County.


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