Santa Cruz

[Santa Cruz County] Officials say around-the-clock liaisons unlikely

SANTA CRUZ — While crisis-intervention training has generated positive outcomes for county law enforcement, authorities do not believe existing mental health liaisons should be spread to all jurisdictions at all hours.

[Santa Cruz County] Transparency dominates San Lorenzo Valley Water District election

Blog note: this article references a grand jury report.

FELTON — The issue of transparency has created a rift among ratepayers of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District, whose votes Tuesday will decide the direction of the governing board.

Incumbents Charles Baughman, Gene Ratcliffe and John Hayes face a challenge from Bob Fultz, Lois Henry and Steve Swan for three seats on the district’s Board of Directors.