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Watsonville ag company buys famed Redman-Hirahara house

By Kara Guzman, Santa Cruz Sentinel WATSONVILLE >> The Redman-Hirahara house, the once magnificent now ramshackle Victorian off Highway 1 at Riverside Drive, has been sold to an agricultural company that plans to farm the land. Elite Agriculture, a Watsonville-based almond company with farmland in Bakersfield, purchased the 14-acre site last month for $1.2 million. Jadjit […]

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Brook Knoll benefits from Scotts Valley Educational Foundation

By Calvin Men, Santa Cruz Sentinel Donate to Scotts Valley schools What: The Scotts Valley Educational Foundation raises money for schools in Scotts Valley Unified School District. When: The next fundraiser is the Mountain Charlie Challenge bike event Details: To donate or register for the event, visit www.svef.net. SANTA CRUZ >> Seth Steinseifer made his […]

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Sardine ban looms as fishermen weigh disaster funds

By Chris Cesare, newsroom@montereyherald.com Monterey >> With the number of sardines along the Pacific coast plummeting, a commercial fishing ban looms on Monterey’s most iconic fish. A draft report released by federal regulators last week shows there aren’t enough sardines left to sustain a fishery. If those findings hold up to the scrutiny of independent experts, […]

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Aptos Academy of Performing Arts

  Aptos Academy of Performing Arts, houses a full recreational dance program and pre-professional dance program for ages three and up. The Academy’s “No Limits Dance Company” is a competitive team of individual and group award winning pre-professional dancers that fulfills the dance education commitment of AAPA allowing personal growth through the arts in a […]

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Agriculture secretary views Pajaro Valley water solutions

By Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel WATSONVILLE >> The first step toward finding solutions to long-standing groundwater overdraft in the Pajaro Valley was to acknowledge the problem and agriculture’s contribution to it, said Miles Reiter, chairman and CEO of Driscoll’s Strawberry Associates Inc. Reiter’s remark came during a visit by California Food and Agriculture Secretary […]

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Santa Cruz charter school breaks ground on future ‘forever home’

By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> With less than eight months remaining before Pacific Collegiate School hopes to throw open the doors to its new Mission Street home, the public charter school is launching a $2.2 million fundraising campaign to cover remaining costs. The independent public charter school, founded in 1999, […]

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The Quiver, an AirBNB style way to rent surfboards

By Shannon Reporting Traveling rules, but the freedom to roam comes with a price. For a surfer, just getting your boards to the destination can cause more stress than allotted for the typical vacation. Whether you find yourself bi-coastal or a weekend warrior wanting to escape for a quick warm water barrel session, a New […]

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Chill with Frosty Hesson at MOD

Local surfing celebrity Frosty Hesson will regale the audience with tales of surfing and his unique life philosophy during Family Fun Night, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Discovery. He will be signing copies of his memoir, Making Mavericks. The event is free. Hesson is one of the oldest persons […]

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