Posts Tagged ‘ Santa Cruz County ’

What happens when a town runs out of water?

February 4, 2014

Newsweek takes a look at the dire water shortage in our little community of Lompico. Lompico, California, is running out of water. The idyllic community of around 1,200 is tucked into a canyon in the Santa Cruz mountains, where majestic redwoods are common features of people’s backyards. Last week, Lompico appeared on a list of 17…

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Santa Cruz County health officials report two more flu cases

January 24, 2014

The county’s health department today announced two more flu cases, bringing the number of people who have required treatment in intensive care for the flu to a total of eight, the Sentinel reports. There have been a reported 29 fatalities linked to the illness in the Bay Area recently, including at least one in Santa…

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Santa Cruz County releases 2013 Homelessness Survey

October 23, 2013

After some strange delays reported by Jason Hoppin of the Santa Cruz Sentinel in which no one seemed to know who or what was to blame, the 2013 Santa Cruz County Homeless Survey has finally been released. As Hoppin reported last week: Researchers at Watsonville’s Applied Survey Research confirmed their work is done, and the…

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The Great California Shakeout

October 16, 2013

Tomorrow is the state’s annual earthquake preparedness drill, the Great California Shakeout.  It’s part of a worldwide drill in which millions of people will practice how to drop, cover and hold on at 10:17 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. The international day of preparedness was first launched in California in 2008. Nearly 32,000 are estimated…

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Free flu shots for adults in Santa Cruz County

October 14, 2013
Free flu shots for adults in Santa Cruz County

The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency has partnered with the Santa Cruz County Medical Reserve Corps to provide free flu vaccines to adults ages 18 and older who are uninsured, on Medi-Cal, or otherwise unable to afford a flu vaccine. Two free flu vaccine clinics will be held – one in Capitola Saturday and…

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Santa Cruz County elementary schools rank 3rd in state for truancy rates

October 1, 2013

Here’s something we definitely shouldn’t be proud to be a leader in – elementary school truancy. According to a new report by state officials, Santa Cruz County ranks number three in the state in terms of elementary school truancy. Yes, number three. California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office yesterday released a new report titled “In…

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Santa Cruz Co. District Attorney: My office is overworked

August 30, 2013

Santa Cruz County District Attorney is declaring a caseload emergency and is asking county officials to allow them to hire more employees. In a press release issued this afternoon, DA Bob Lee said his office will be forced to consider emergency measures to add critically needed staff because of the number of serious cases set…

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“Homeless Hacker” Christopher Doyon’s attorney

August 22, 2013

While checking on the case of Christopher Doyon, the so-called homeless hacker who took down Santa Cruz County websites back in 2010, I stumbled upon an interesting profile I hadn’t seen previously. Doyon is being represented against federal hacking charges by Ventura County attorney Jay Leiderman.  Leiderman has begun to build something of a name…

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Woman on county’s most wanted list died nine years ago

July 12, 2013

Ooof. This is a rough one. Each week the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office releases a list of “most wanted” suspects compiled from law enforcement agencies throughout the county. Unfortunately, somehow one of the people who ended up on this week’s list has actually been dead for nine years. Stephen Baxter of the Sentinel reports:…

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Happy birthday Nisene Marks!

May 15, 2013
Happy birthday Nisene Marks!

The Forest of Nisene Marks is turning 50 this year and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks are hosting a big celebration this Sunday.  Of course, the trees in the park are a lot older than 50 but it was in 1963 that the Marks Family of Salinas Valley — with the assistance of the…

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