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July 17, 2024

New human resources director takes reins

Since Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Chona Killeen started her position ion July 1, she and her department have hired more than 100 new teachers. The Pajaro Valley Unified School District in early August was still looking for 22 teachers, a number that was shrinking as candidates came in for interviews less than a week before classes resumed, Killeen said. The number is down from about 200 vacancies four weeks ago, said interim Assistant Director of Secondary Education Terry Eastman.

Brews, music and food

“California Beer Festival’s main goal is to shine a light on the craft beer movement and celebrate great beer,” said Festival Producer/Creator Vincenzo Giammanco, a Santa Cruz native. “For all those new, and familiar to the craft beer scene, this event is

Wharf work

The wharf was slated for a full opening by July 28

Around for 40 years

The Bagelry, situated in three locations in Santa Cruz County, has been a pillar in the restaurant world for the past 40 years.

Michael Watkins, longtime county superintendent, to retire

“At the end of my term, I will have led the organization for 12 years,” he said. “I believe in giving others a chance to bring new ideas and leadership to any organization.”

Palacios takes county’s top job

Former Watsonville City Manager Carlos Palacios has been named the County Administrative Officer for Santa Cruz County.

Cabrillo College President Laurel Jones announces retirement

Jones made the announcement at the Cabrillo College Governing Board’s June 5 meeting. Jones took the job in July 2013 on a three-year contract.

'Biggest' garage sale a success

The sale involved months of planning, and scores of volunteers aged 12 to 82.

Deeply-rooted Aptos tradition returns

The parade, which typically boasts nearly 200 entries every year, will feature floats, dance groups, dogs, children, civic groups, antique cars, the Watsonville Community Band and more.

A 'bridge to the community'

“We want the community to understand the importance of the Porter Gulch Review,” said Margarito Rodriguez, a member of the English 1B class that publishes the book.