10/28/2019 5:15PM: PG&E announced Monday evening that they will be moving forward with another Public Safety Power Shutoff on Tuesday. This round will likely impact portions of 29 counties, including parts of Santa Cruz County. Monterey County will not be affected.
Parts of Santa Cruz County are expected to lose power beginning at 8pm tonight. Residents have tried to prepare for PG&E’s anticipated “Public Safety Power Shutoff” with changing information. Local water departments are also on high alert.
UPDATE 10/09/19 1:40pm: PG&E has announced that shutoffs in Santa Cruz County will begin later this afternoon and into the evening. According to Santa Cruz County, power outages for parts of the county are expected to begin after 8 p.m.
The Cotoni-Coast Dairies property in Santa Cruz County has been closed since it became a National Monument over two years ago. Now, the public has a chance to weigh in on what activities they want for the nearly 6,000 acres of open space.
Across the nation, the Winter Solstice has become a time to remember those who died while homeless. The Winter Solstice is the longest night of the year. In Santa Cruz County, the number of people who died homeless this year is up.
Statewide election results will be certified by Friday. As the final numbers come in, there's a new number to look for: how many people registered and voted on the same day. This was California’s first general election to allow same day voting.
California’s expensive housing market is pushing people out. That’s a top concern for some as they head to the polls. In Santa Cruz County, voters will weigh in on Measure H. It taxes property owners to pay for affordable housing.