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Last 2 Days Of Red Ball 06-12-21 08:11 S.S.

Today and tomorrow are the last 2 days that the Red Ball is expected to be in Santa Cruz county. The 250 pound, 15-foot in diameter ball was in Watsonville across from the farmers market yesterday, and will be at the Santa Cruz Museum Of Art And History today (in celebration of the Museum's 25th anniversary), and at Cowell Ceach tomorrow. It will be on display from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Red Ball goes next to France. (It has already been on display in other places in the U.S., Asia and Europe.)

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Aromas - Half-Acre Fire 06-12-21 07:55 S.S.

Quick action yesterday kept a small fire from spreading to nearby buildings. The brush fire broke out at on the McClellan Botanicals property along San Juan Road in Aromas. Workers there were able to keep the blaze from spreading until Cal-Fire crews could get there. The 2:30 p.m. fire was contained to half an acre.

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Investment In South SC Co 06-11-21 10:45 S.S.

Officials  with  Santa  Cruz  county  have  decided  to  go  ahead  and  purchase  the  West  Marine  Headquarters  building  in  Watsonville,  so  that  a  variety  of  county  resources  can  be  housed  there.   Although  the  move-in  won’t  happen  until  2023,  the  following  are  the  departments  (and  agencies)  expected  to  be  housed  there:  the  Santa  Cruz  County  Human  Services  Department,  the  Department  Of  Child  Support  Services,   the  Agricultural  Commissioner,   the  Adult  And  Juvenile  Probation  Department,  and  the  Auditor-Controller  and  Planning  Departments.

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Local Is An Alt Vax Winner 06-11-21 10:32 S.S.

The  state  has  not  been  able  to  reach  2  of  last  week’s  winners  of  the  state’s  Vax  To Win  Program,  and  so  alternate’s  have  been  chosen  and  one  of  those  was  in  Monterey  county.  All  vaccinated  Californians  are  automatically  entered  into  the  drawing, although  employees  of certain n government  agencies,  those  who  got  their  vaccine  outside  of  California,  and  incarcerated  residents  are  not eligible.

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2 Birds Books Half-Birthday 06-11-21 07:55 S.S.

A  Capitola  book  store,  that  opened  during  the  pandemic,  is  celebrating  it’s  first  half  birthday.     As  part  of  that  celebration,  owners  Gary  Butler   and  Denise  Silva,   say  all  used  books  will  be  half-price  today  and  tomorrow.     They  also  have  store-swag  for  sale  and  they’ll  have  some  freebies  on-hand.     2  Birds  Books  is  located  on  41st  avenue,  and  it’s  open  from  10-6  daily,  except  Wednesdays  (when  the  store  is  closed).

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