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May 19, 2022

Still no plea in Aptos murder

The Aptos woman accused of stabbing her husband to death inside their home on Aug. 24 made her second court appearance Friday, and delayed entering a plea while she hires an attorney.

SACO awards scholarships

The Slavic American Cultural Organization (SACO) introduced its 2019 High School Scholarship Recipients at the club's annual July picnic. Each of the students received an award of $1000. Pictured from left to right: Carrie Frost (Aptos High, Cabrillo College), Marko Zaninovich (Stevenson School, Cornell...

County mandates Covid vaccine or weekly testing for its employees

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to require all of 2,400 County employees to either take the Covid-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing. Employees who refuse both risk termination, or being put on leave without...

Pacific Collegiate School seeks board members

The Pacific Collegiate School (PCS) Board of Directors is looking for individuals interested in applying for board service. 

County changes rules for vacation rentals

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SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved placing a moratorium on new vacation rentals countywide, along with several other rules meant to limit the growing industry. The trustees will consider on June 30 whether to extend the 45-day moratorium. Supervisor John...

County faces economic restrictions as it inches toward state’s watchlist

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Santa Cruz County is days away from being placed on the California Department of Public Health’s Monitoring List and facing further economic restrictions, County Health Officer Gail Newel said at Thursday morning’s press conference. With 511 active Covid-19 cases as of Thursday—and more...

Cabrillo hosts thousands of fourth-graders

APTOS — Nearly 3,000 fourth-grade students from around Santa Cruz County came to Cabrillo College’s Aptos campus early in March to get their first taste of college life and, organizers hope, show them that post-secondary education is within their reach.

Santa Cruz man charged with sex crimes involving minor

SANTA CRUZ—Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday arrested a Santa Cruz man on several felony sex crimes, sheriff’s spokeswoman Ashley Keehn said. Lucas Klatt, 39, was charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a child, annoying or molesting a child and burglary. Klatt is known...

New Capitola Library edges skyward

Construction work is marching ahead on the new Capitola Branch Library at the corner of Clares Street and Wharf Road. After the previous library was demolished at the start of the year, the new structure is moving skyward.

Deputies arrest 5 suspected looters, as CZU Lightning Complex fires grow

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SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS—Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies on Friday arrested five people suspected of looting evacuated homes on Fall Creek Drive, a small community in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Felton. Jose Gandarilla, Susana Luna, Crystal Araujo, Sara Loretz and Crystle Parstch-Lucchesi face numerous felony...