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Poll workers needed in Santa Cruz County

Poll workers needed in Santa Cruz County

Be a poll worker, serve your community, and get paid! Positions are still available for civic-minded people who want to work in the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4.

To serve in the polls, a person must be a registered voter, a legal resident, or must be a high school student, age 16 or over, a U.S. citizen, with at least a 2.5 grade point average. 

“Our primary needs right now are people with transportation who can work anywhere in the county. There is a critical shortage of people who can work at the Summit and in Watsonville,” County Clerk Gail Pellerin said. “In addition, we are in great need of people who speak Spanish, Mandarin, or Tagalog.”

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UCSC Educational Partnership Center receives $3.27 million grant to help students achieve college

UCSC Educational Partnership Center receives $3.27 million grant to help students achieve college

UC Santa Cruz’s Educational Partnership Center has been awarded a $3.27 million federal grant over seven years to help prepare middle and high school students in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District for college. The grant is one of 41 nationwide totaling $82 million as part of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

“The GEAR UP college access programs are vital to our efforts to support lower-income students in their aspirations of joining the University of California,” said Richard Hughey, vice provost and dean of undergraduate education.  “I am particularly excited about this opportunity to expand UCSC’s collaborations with regional schools and to help individual students explore the possibilities of advanced education and student research on our campus.”

DEAR JON: Buses flashing red lights mean stop

DEAR JON: Buses flashing red lights mean stop

Students are back at school and traffic safety is a hot topic, especially around school buses. You’ve probably seen buses flashing red lights often. Most people stop, as they should, but police say many don’t. Nick sent me a note, “Dear Jon, without fail everyday I see drivers that do not understand what the lights on the school bus mean, can you help?”

The Salinas Police department’s Sargent Gerry Ross says this issue continues to be a problem, “Officers are not going just give you a warning if you pass a bus with its red lights flashing.” For me, that’s warning enough.

When you see a school bus what's the first thing that comes to your mind? Are you thinking, ‘There’s a road hog in my way!?’ Or do you see a bus as a vehicle carrying precious cargo, our children?

Science Expo at Cabrillo College with Baskin Engineering

APTOS, CA —Cabrillo College and the Cabrillo College Foundation invite the Santa Cruz County community to a free Science Expo on Saturday, October 11th at the newly renovated Baskin Engineering, Physics and Computing Center on the Cabrillo College Aptos campus, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos.

The event will provide an opportunity to explore the Baskin Center and participate in a dozen hands-on experiments and displays for all ages, that feature Cabrillo’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs. During the Science Expo, participants of all ages will be able to:

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Watsonville music teacher nominated for Grammy

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - Music lovers around the country will tune in for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February. While many may be thinking of some of the biggest names in the industry, a local music teacher is up for one of the awards.

Dr. David Dehner has been working as a vocal arts director at Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville for 13 years now. He teaches more than 100 student singers at the school. The students sing in different genres from classical, pop to gospel.

"I've sung before but have never been able to do so well," said Gavin Mummert, music student.

Mummert said he's not surprised Dehner is one of 25 semifinalists across 17 states nominated for the Music Educator Award. The award recognizes the educator who has made a significant lasting contribution and commitment to music education. Anyone can nominate a teacher, but only a handful are chosen.

Watsonville music teacher nominated for Grammy

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - Music lovers around the country will tune in for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February. While many may be thinking of some of the biggest names in the industry, a local music teacher is up for one of the awards.

Dr. David Dehner has been working as a vocal arts director at Monte Vista Christian School in Watsonville for 13 years now. He teaches more than 100 student singers at the school. The students sing in different genres from classical, pop to gospel.

"I've sung before but have never been able to do so well," said Gavin Mummert, music student.

Mummert said he's not surprised Dehner is one of 25 semifinalists across 17 states nominated for the Music Educator Award. The award recognizes the educator who has made a significant lasting contribution and commitment to music education. Anyone can nominate a teacher, but only a handful are chosen.

New heart attack clincal trials to begin

New heart attack clincal trials to begin

MONTEREY, Calif. — Drs. Richard Gray and Pir Shah, physicians at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s Tyler Heart Institute (THI) are pleased to announce a new clinical trial available for heart attack patients. THI is leading the way with the trial, designed to reduce the risk of future heart attacks in patients who have experienced a heart attack. Since opening in 2007, THI’s goal is to participate in advanced clinical trials as an option for patients with heart conditions.

THI has been selected to participate by the TIMI Study Group, known for high-quality clinical trials that enhance the care of patients with heart disease. TIMI (Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction) is affiliated with Brigham Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.