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Poll workers needed in Santa Cruz County

Poll workers needed in Santa Cruz County

Be a poll worker, serve your community, and get paid! Positions are still available for civic-minded people who want to work in the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4.

To serve in the polls, a person must be a registered voter, a legal resident, or must be a high school student, age 16 or over, a U.S. citizen, with at least a 2.5 grade point average. 

“Our primary needs right now are people with transportation who can work anywhere in the county. There is a critical shortage of people who can work at the Summit and in Watsonville,” County Clerk Gail Pellerin said. “In addition, we are in great need of people who speak Spanish, Mandarin, or Tagalog.”

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Aptos Cheer needs your help to get to Macy's Thanksgiving parade

Aptos Cheer needs your help to get to Macy's Thanksgiving parade

 APTOS, Calif. - Several Aptos High School cheer team captains have been selected to represent their school at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York this year. 

The four seniors have been cheerleading together since their freshman year. 

In order to go, they need to still raise $4,000 for the trip.  They only have until October 31st to raise the money. 

If you would like to help contact Aptos High School athletic director Mark Dorfman at (831) 688-6565


    

Science Expo at Cabrillo College with Baskin Engineering

APTOS, CA —Cabrillo College and the Cabrillo College Foundation invite the Santa Cruz County community to a free Science Expo on Saturday, October 11th at the newly renovated Baskin Engineering, Physics and Computing Center on the Cabrillo College Aptos campus, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos.

The event will provide an opportunity to explore the Baskin Center and participate in a dozen hands-on experiments and displays for all ages, that feature Cabrillo’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs. During the Science Expo, participants of all ages will be able to:

Watsonville music teacher nominated for Grammy

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - Music lovers around the country will tune in for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February. While many may be thinking of some of the biggest names in the industry, a local music teacher is up for one of the awards.

Dr. David Dehner has been working as a vocal arts director at Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville for 13 years now. He teaches more than 100 student singers at the school. The students sing in different genres from classical, pop to gospel.

"I've sung before but have never been able to do so well," said Gavin Mummert, music student.

Mummert said he's not surprised Dehner is one of 25 semifinalists across 17 states nominated for the Music Educator Award. The award recognizes the educator who has made a significant lasting contribution and commitment to music education. Anyone can nominate a teacher, but only a handful are chosen.

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Watsonville music teacher nominated for Grammy

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - Music lovers around the country will tune in for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February. While many may be thinking of some of the biggest names in the industry, a local music teacher is up for one of the awards.

Dr. David Dehner has been working as a vocal arts director at Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville for 13 years now. He teaches more than 100 student singers at the school. The students sing in different genres from classical, pop to gospel.

"I've sung before but have never been able to do so well," said Gavin Mummert, music student.

Mummert said he's not surprised Dehner is one of 25 semifinalists across 17 states nominated for the Music Educator Award. The award recognizes the educator who has made a significant lasting contribution and commitment to music education. Anyone can nominate a teacher, but only a handful are chosen.

New heart attack clincal trials to begin

New heart attack clincal trials to begin

MONTEREY, Calif. — Drs. Richard Gray and Pir Shah, physicians at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s Tyler Heart Institute (THI) are pleased to announce a new clinical trial available for heart attack patients. THI is leading the way with the trial, designed to reduce the risk of future heart attacks in patients who have experienced a heart attack. Since opening in 2007, THI’s goal is to participate in advanced clinical trials as an option for patients with heart conditions.

THI has been selected to participate by the TIMI Study Group, known for high-quality clinical trials that enhance the care of patients with heart disease. TIMI (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction) is affiliated with Brigham Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. 

Free Day at Los Padres National Forest

Free Day at Los Padres National Forest

 

Los Padres National Forest officials today announced that Saturday, September 27, has been designated as a “Fee Free Day” for visitors to the forest. In all areas of the forest where an Adventure Pass is normally required, the fee will be waived in celebration of National Public Lands Day, which is held each year on the last Saturday in September.

An Adventure Pass is typically required for day use activities and camping at many recreational facilities in the Forest. This weekend’s “Fee Free Day” applies to all Adventure Pass areas except the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area, where the fee remains in effect. Other fees such as reservation fees and group site fees will also still apply. Forest visitors who unknowingly validate a daily Adventure Pass on “Fee Free Day” can have the pass replaced free of charge at most Forest Service offices.