March 2022

  • March 2022

    Whalefest Monterey

    Whalefest Monterey Whalefest Monterey announces lineup for 2-day Symposium with world-renowned marine experts and historians on March 19 & 20, 2022 Symposium to be held at Heritage Harbor adjacent to the Recreation Trail, just steps away from Old Fisherman’s Wharf March 2, 2022. Monterey, CA. Don’t miss the 2-day Symposium during Whalefest Monterey on March 19th and 20th, 2022 featuring cutting-edge presentations by marine experts and others about important issues surrounding the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and beyond. In addition to the Symposium, Whalefest will feature dozens of interactive exhibits, live music and other activities for all ages. In 2022, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries will be celebrating…

  • March 2022

    Local Artist

    Linda Cover Happy Spring! My name is Linda Cover, I am a teaching artist, living and working at the Tannery Arts Center. Because I love exploring new ideas and ways of creating, it is hard to define what kind of art I do. Most of my work involves photography and traditional and digital playfulness. My Images frequently capture nature and local icons from which I make prints, bags, shirts and pillows for everyday use. What is in our lives every day is part of who we are, it should offer beauty and inspiration. In addition to my personal art, I take great joy in working with young artists. I have…

  • March 2022

    What the Kids Are Saying

    By Mikayla Shults Are you in high school and want to take Cabrillo courses? Maybe you didn’t even know that was an option. I spoke to people in high school and college to see if they knew what was being offered to them. The people included in this page were less than half of the originally interviewed people. So many high schoolers have no idea that they could be taking college courses or don’t understand how they could benefit from it. The good thing is everyone knew that they could attend Cabrillo for FREE after high school. So let’s get this straight. If you are in any high school in…

  • March 2022

    Parenting

    Summer Jobs for High Schoolers By Jeanette Prather There are the classic high school summer jobs that might include a smaller retail position, tutoring, babysitting and the food industry. However, in the questionable times we’re living in with ongoing employee shortages, less willing capable workers and more ample excuses, creative options are a must… for everyone. Most summer jobs for teens range between $10 and $25 per hour, according to Indeed.com. Indeed suggests grocery store cart attendant, movie clerk, cashier, lifeguard, housekeeper, automotive detailer, stocking associate, delivery person, lawn care specialist, dog walker and swim instructor as plausible high school summer jobs. Conventional-ish Santa Cruz Jobs Almost everyone from Santa…

  • March 2022

    Teacher’s Desk

    Roots and Wings By Lisa Catterall Children make your life important. — Erma Bombeck I’m staring at a dresser covered with dirty glasses. They have rings of dried and yellowed milk, encrusted smoothie droplets, and they are sitting on top of a stack of plates, some with pizza crusts hanging out. All that goes through my mind this time is a meme my best friend sent me. It said “If you don’t like their messy room, wait until their room is empty…” My best friend has always been one academic year ahead of me in the parenting game, from the time our kids met at age nine months (mine) and…

  • March 2022

    Local News

    The Fentanyl Epidemic Hits Santa Cruz by suki wessling “My son did not want to die, I know that,” Véniel says. “Most of the people who take it don’t want to die. They’re being murdered.” The Fentanyl Epidemic Hits Santa Cruz Fentanyl overdoses mainly happen to homeless drug addicts Fentanyl overdoses happen to people who knew they were taking a dangerous substance Opioid abuse isn’t as big a problem in Santa Cruz County as methamphetamines If you answered “true” to any of those myths, it’s not surprising. Most parents in Santa Cruz have no idea of the crisis that has been happening quietly behind the front doors of homes from…