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The Santa Cruz Police Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Bernie Escalante to the position of Deputy Chief. Escalante is a 23 -year veteran of the Santa Cruz Police Department who most recently distinguished himself as the primary lieutenant in the Neighborhood Policing Unit.
02/04/2020 9:58 AM
Laura Schmidt has been appointed Assistant City Manager for the City of Santa Cruz by City Manager Martin Bernal. Schmidt has been serving as the interim Assistant City Manager since May 31, 2019, while simultaneously fulfilling her role as the Director of Information Technology for the City.
01/31/2020 10:35 AM
City Council has adopted an update to our Environmentally Acceptable Food Packaging and Products Ordinance.
01/30/2020 10:45 AM
Our San Lorenzo River Parkway Phase III/Trestle Trail Project has been recognized as 2019 Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association, Monterey Bay Chapter.
01/23/2020 11:45 AM
We are scheduled to begin construction of the Coastal Rail Trail Segment 7 – Phase I Project on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The 1.2 mile long segment will run from Bay Street/California Street to Natural Bridges Drive.
01/16/2020 9:00 AM
The Santa Cruz Police release the 2019 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for the City of Santa Cruz. The end of year statistics reflects that overall crime has remained flat. The crime rate range is within expected average values based on FBI Part 1 reported offenses for the past five years.
Kick off 2020 with Parks and Recreation. Want to learn a new skill? Change up your fitness routine? Add art to your life? We've got a class for you!
01/03/2020 9:21 AM
Construction of Safe Routes to School Crossing Improvements at 21 locations is planned to begin on Jan. 6.
12/19/2019 7:52 AM
On Tuesday, December 10, the Santa Cruz City Council passed an Urgency Ordinance to amend the City’s zoning regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), which means that the new zoning standards are now in effect.
12/13/2019 3:55 PM
The City, in partnership with the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz, will host the sixth annual Parking for Hope downtown holiday parking program Dec. 18 - 25.
12/12/2019 7:49 AM
Repair of a sinkhole at the Soquel/Ocean intersection is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 8 a.m.
12/03/2019 6:00 PM
We invite the community to our fourth annual exhibit of the Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program (SCRAP) from Dec. 6 to 28 at R. Blitzer Gallery.
12/03/2019 9:30 AM
SCRAP, the Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program, invites the community to a new exhibit opening on Dec. 6.
11/25/2019 9:30 AM
11/20/2019 7:37 PM
11/20/2019 7:35 PM
On America Recycles Day, four Mission Hill Middle School students were recognized as winners of our annual Santa Cruz Recycles poster contest.
11/15/2019 1:30 PM
11/13/2019 3:15 PM
Paving work on the Broadway, California Street and Soquel Avenue Overlay Project will intensify starting Monday, Nov. 18, with greater traffic impacts.
11/13/2019 9:00 AM
We are scheduled to begin the Broadway, California Street and Soquel Avenue Overlay Project on Monday, Nov. 4, funded by Measure H tax dollars.
11/01/2019 11:00 AM
Four students from Santa Cruz schools were recognized as winners of our annual Keep Santa Cruz Clean and Litter Free poster contest.
10/29/2019 11:00 AM