March 24, 2023

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Visits Devastated Community of Pajaro

Flood damage to Pajaro Middle School is so severe students are relocated to Lakeview for the rest of the school year


March 23, 2023

Pajaro Residents Return to Destroyed Houses

12 days after the Pajaro River levee breach, officials lift mandatory evacuation orders
March 23, 2023

Santa Cruz’s Jewel Theatre to Close

The respected and beloved local theater company will close following its 2023/2024 season
March 21, 2023

How the Pajaro Flooding is Impacting California

Displaced migrant farmworkers, destroyed ag fields and no relief in sight
March 21, 2023

The Salmon Shortage is Affecting Santa Cruz and Beyond

All commercial and recreational salmon fishing in California has been canceled until April 2024—at the earliest
March 15, 2023

Highway 1 to reopen after nearly a week

Northbound and southbound stretches of the highway near Watsonville are expected to reopen Wednesday evening
March 14, 2023

Checking in with Third District Supervisor Justin Cummings

Santa Cruz County’s newly elected official talks disaster relief efforts, emergency response and more
March 14, 2023

UC Observatories Expand Telescope Access and Outreach

$5.4 million grant brings hands-on astronomy programs to community colleges and K-12 schools
March 14, 2023

Pajaro River Levee Flooding Leaves Thousands in Limbo

It could be months before evacuated residents can return to their homes
March 13, 2023

Another Storm On its Way to Santa Cruz County

Tuesday's storm is expected to bring eight inches of rain to some areas of the county
March 12, 2023

Pajaro Levee Repairs Underway, Floodwaters Rising

The state’s emergency contractors are on site prepping to shore up the breach in the Pajaro River Levee with boulders
March 12, 2023

Highway 1 Shut Down in Watsonville Area

Caltrans orders full closure between Salinas Road and Highway 129 due to flooding
March 11, 2023

Pajaro River Levee Breaks

The breach causes more flooding and forces over 1,700 residents to evacuate
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