Growing Up in Santa Cruz

Vote to Save Watsonville Community Hospital for All of Us

When my 5-year-old son gouged his head on a park bench, we sat outside Dominican Hospital’s...

It Is Not Just a Housing Project. It Is a CommUNITY!

Growing up in the housing projects in NYC shaped the very essence of my being. While there were...

Expressing Love Through Quality Time

I loved celebrating Valentine’s Day as a child. My favorite memory is of the Valentine’s “mailbox”...

Celebrating Detective Teamwork with Laurie King

Fans of the Russell & Holmes series will gather at the downtown MAH for a celebration of 30...

Joaquin Is a Warrior And So Are His Fans

Joaquin Aluffi was just shy of his fifth birthday when he had a major allergic reaction playing in...

Implementing Routines Improves Family Harmony

Imagine your children leaving for school in the morning and getting ready for bed at night without...

The Times They Are a Changin’

The thing about “the times” is that they’re always changing. It’s their nature. I want it to be my...

Securing Our Health, Keeping Our Commitment

Our community stands at a pivotal juncture. Access to life-saving, local healthcare for tens of...

Buchanan Turns Childhood Passion Into Full Time Profession

Santa Cruz painter Noah Buchanan began his studies in classical drawing, painting and anatomy at the...

Providing Healthy Smiles for Children

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and the perfect opportunity to write to you, amazing...

Santa Cruz Symphony Offers Family Concert

Here’s a concert that will please the entire family, and inspire young audiences toward future...

Why Grades May Not Reflect Academic Skills

Many parents mistakenly believe their children are functioning at or above grade level for several...

Embracing Self-Love and Acts of Kindness

February is known as the month of love, yet it’s not just about romantic love – it is a great...

Cool Clothes Seen on the Streets and in Schools

In downtown Santa Cruz, we talked to the most stylish people on the street. From linens closing out...