candidate forum Election Election 2024 Local News 

Candidate Forum Draws a Crowd

Wednesday’s Candidates Forum at Highlands Park Senior & Community Center attracted a packed house amid road closures and power outages from recent storms. The ‘standing room only’ crowd gathered in a cold community room lit only by a backup generator and flashlights to learn more about the four candidates running to fill the Santa Cruz County 5th District Supervisor seat.… Read More
November 2022 elections San Lorenzo Valley Election 

What You Need to Know to vote in the November 8, 2022 General Election

The Santa Cruz County Elections Department is located at 701 Ocean St, Room 310, Santa Cruz. The office is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Phone 831-454-2060 for more information.  Register to vote online at by October 24. You’ll need your California driver’s license or ID card, date of birth, and the last four digits of… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley Water District Election 

November 8 Election: SLV Water District Candidates

California’s General Election is Tuesday, November 8 with mail-in ballots arriving around October 10.  Here are the candidates running for San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors.   The SLVWD Board of Directors is responsible for setting the district’s water rates and policies, as well as overseeing its operations. This is a critical time for the district, as it… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley Fire Districts Election 

November 8 Election: SLV Fire District Candidates

Boulder Creek Fire Protection District The Boulder Creek Volunteer Fire Department is led by a five-person Board of Directors. The District encompasses 21 square miles of mountainous terrain and serves over 7,000 citizens. 40 volunteers respond to approximately 1,300 calls for emergency service each year.  The District is focused on ongoing fire recovery, fire prevention, and emergency evacuation plans. The Boulder… Read More
Cabrillo College Aptos Election 

November 8 Election: Cabrillo College Trustee Candidates

Cabrillo Community College Governing Board Member, Trustee The Governing Board’s focus for the 2022-2023 school year includes increasing diverse enrollment, addressing equity gaps, offering various training programs related to the regional labor market, developing student housing, and increasing funding. The board will also continue the process of a potential name change for the college in response to widespread student and… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Election 

November 8 Election: San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Candidates

The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Governing Board is responsible for overseeing the district’s finances, setting policy, and hiring the superintendent. Currently, one of the district’s pressing challenges is academic recovery after two years of pandemic protocols. Trustees are elected to four-year terms. Two trustees, Mark Becker in Area 2 and Stacy Newsom Kerr in Area 1, were appointed… Read More
Bear Creek recreation Boulder Creek Election Local News 

Measure T: Boulder Creek Rec Parcel Tax Measure

Boulder Creek and Brookdale residents served by the Boulder Creek Recreation and Parks District will be voting on a parcel tax measure on the November ballot. The synopsis of the measure reads: To improve and build large capital and infrastructure projects, improve safety and enhance our aged buildings and parks, build new public and ADA accessible restrooms, replace ailing infrastructure… Read More
Measure D fails Election Local News 

Measure D Fails

By Mary Andersen The hotly debated Measure D Greenway Initiative sits at 8580 “yes” votes and 21,021 “no” this morning. Votes will continue to be counted throughout the week with a final certification in early July. But these early results bode well for Roaring Camp Railroads and CEO Melani Clark who initiated the building of a geographically and politically broad… Read More
roaring camp railroads no on measure d Election Local News Politics 

Greenway’s Measure D Represents More Delays and Deception for Santa Cruz County Voters

By Jayme Ackemann I’m supporting No on Measure D. If you frequent this space, you’re probably already clear that this column has a point of view. Each month I voluntarily break down some of the complicated infrastructure challenges we are facing in the San Lorenzo Valley. The campaign to oppose Greenway’s Measure D kicked off in April with a speech… Read More
Love 22 2020 Presidential candidate Election Valley People 

Love 22 – Former Lompico Resident’s Presidential Write-In Campaign

By Chris Vaughan Among the notable distinctions attending this month’s presidential election, former Santa Cruz mountains resident Love 22’s record-setting eleventh consecutive write-in candidacy likely falls low on the recognition meter, but is perhaps the least likely to be duplicated any time soon. “Pat Paulsen and Harold Stassen gave it a good run but they can’t run any more because… Read More