Santa Cruz Sentinel: December 10, 2016
In an environment of ever-shrinking funding, scientists are turning towards a different strategy to get their studies off the ground: crowdfunding.
Image credit: Tinsley at Audubon Society of Portland
Santa Cruz Sentinel: November 28, 2016
A cattle grazing program at Arana Gulch is showing some initial promise in helping the endangered Santa Cruz tarplant reestablish itself in the park.
Image credit: Kevin Merk
Santa Cruz Sentinel: October 13, 2016
Laurel Hillerson-Spear was diagnosed with terminal cancer two years ago. She channeled her experiences into creating Fiona's Family House, a foundation which helps young adults and their families after a cancer diagnosis.
Image credit: Laurel Hillerson-Spear
Santa Cruz Sentinel: October 22, 2016
The Hofmann brothers started a fishing business called Point Fish Co. The teens sell to local wholesale markets and individual customers in the Santa Cruz area.
Image credit: Amy Hofmann
Santa Cruz Sentinel: November 20, 2016
A number of bobcats in Santa Cruz County have become ill, succumbing to mange. Their illness is thought to result from eating rodents that were killed with rodenticide. Wildlife Emergency Services is trying to get information on bobcat sightings, sick or not, around the county to create a database of cats.
Photo credit: Wildlife Emergency Services
Santa Cruz Sentinel: October 18, 2016
A Packard Fellowship was awarded to Ryan Foley, an astronomer at UC Santa Cruz. The fellowship includes a $875,000 grant to support Foley's research on dark energy and the ever-expanding universe.
Image credit: Dark Energy Survey
Santa Cruz Sentinel: November 27, 2016
Santa Cruz County Mosquito and Vector Control has kicked off their "Dump and Drain" program to help eliminate areas for backyard mosquito breeding.
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Santa Cruz Sentinel: October 2, 2016
A Mobile Dairy Classroom, an educational outreach program created by the Dairy Council of California, visited schools in Santa Cruz County this fall teaching students about nutrition, agricultural science and where our food comes from.
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Santa Cruz Sentinel: November 3, 2016
Feeling overwhelmed about all the ballot propositions and measures? Don’t worry, help is on the way.
Senior government students at Watsonville High School are hosting a Community Information Fair on Thursday to present information on the 17 ballot propositions and four local ballot measures in Tuesday’s election.
Image credit: Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz Sentinel: October 24, 2016
Fitz Fresh mushroom farm was awarded the Food Industry Donor of the Year by Second Harvest of Santa Cruz County. Fitz Fresh has donated more than 9 tons of mushrooms over 14 years, equivalent to a million servings.
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