Community Information

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Santa Cruz County, CA

City Sites

Santa Cruz County
Aptos
Boulder Creek
Ben Lomond
Capitola
Felton
Santa Cruz
Watsonville


Hospitals

Bay Eye Medical Group
Outpatient Laboratory Services at Watsonville Community Hospital
Sutter Health
Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center
Dominican Hospital has a medical staff of about 400 physicians, and is a dual-campus network of quality-focused comprehensive care serving the health care needs of the Monterey Bay region
Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency exists to protect and improve the health of the people in Santa Cruz County. The Agency provides programs in Environmental Health, Public Health, Medical Care, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, and Mental Health
Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz specialty hospital for medical, surgical, and perinatal patients
Watsonville Community Hospital provides quality health care services to Watsonville and surrounding communities in the tri-county area along California's Central Coast


Newspapers

Great Exchange
Mercury News
Moutain Network News
Santa Cruz Record
Scotts Valley Banner-Valley Press
Good Times 30 Years As Santa Cruz County's News and Entertainment Weekly
Metro Santa Cruz
Press Banner Serving the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Velley since 1960
Santa Cruz Sentinel Local, state and national news, plus sports, business, politics, lifestyle and entertainment guides.
Santa Cruz Weekly Welcome to the Santa Cruz Weekly, the publication residents of and visitors to Santa Cruz County read each week for insightful writing about news, culture and events in and around Santa Cruz County.


Parks

Boulder Creek Recreation & Park District
Pinto Lake Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is California's oldest State Park, established in 1902. Home to the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco, the park consists of over 18,000 acres of old growth and recovering redwood forest, with mixed conifer, oaks, chaparral, and riparian habitats
Delaveaga Golfing
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation
Santa Cruz Surfing


Santa Cruz Community

Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce


Education

Cabrillo College provides an accessible and effective learning environment, which aids students in their pursuit of transfer, career preparation, personal fulfillment, job advancement, and retraining goals
Santa Cruz County Office of Education is a public agency whose purpose is to provide educational leadership, resources and services to schools to ensure quality educational opportunities for all students
Santa Cruz Kids Family friendly site featuring schools, kids activities, entertainment, recreation, summer camps, parenting resources, daycare facilities
UC Santa Cruz University of California


Law Enforcement

County Administrative Office is responsible for the preparation and supervision of the County's budget, legislative analysis, contract and grant administration, intergovernmental relations, supervision of non-elected department heads, and oversight of all departmental functions
District Attorney's Office is dedicated to enhancing the safety of all residents of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County Fire Departments
Sheriff-Coroner's Office ''Our mission is to be united with local communities to make Santa Cruz County a place where all people can live safely and without fear''
Superior Court of California, Santa Cruz


Transportation

Amtrak California
Santa Cruz Metro mass transit system for Santa Cruz County in California
Watsonville Municipal Airport (WVI) is located in Watsonville California on the Central Coast near Santa Cruz, Salinas, Monterey, and Carmel
Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission


Library

Santa Cruz Public Libraries is a city-county library system with libraries throughout the County of Santa Cruz, California
UCSC Library
Watsonville Public Library provides a variety of information, materials and services in a welcoming place where people gather, learn, and celebrate our multi-cultural community


Entertainment

Capitola By The Sea Guide To Capitola, California
Capitola Historical Museum offers a collection of photographs and artifacts related to Capitola's history; as well as quarterly exhibits on the history and art of the area
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Museum of Art and History is all about visual culture and open all year long with four galleries on three floors with exhibits, family activities, tours, education programs, Historical archives, film series and lectures
Nickelodeon and Del Mar Movie Theaters
Rio Theatre
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Baroque music opens the world of historic sound, and can lead both musician and audience on countless voyages of musical discovery
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is oldest amusement park PLUS a State Historic Landmark
Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council
Santa Cruz County Actors' Theatre
Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center supports and encourages the arts through education, exhibition and cultural activities, reflecting the unique and diverse environment of the mountain communities
Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History
Santa Cruz Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz Wharf is the perfect setting for enjoying events while taking in the ocean view
Seymour Marine Discovery Center is part of the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory, a research and education facility of the University of California
Shakespeare Santa Cruz


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Monterey County, CA

City Sites

Monterey County
Big Sur
Carmel
Carmel by the Sea
Carmel Valley
Gonzales
Greenfield
Marina
Monterey
Moss Landing
Pacific Grove
Salinas
Seaside


Hospitals

Carmel Community Hospital
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula - Hospice Support Services
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula - Hospice of the Central Coast
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula - Laboratory ~ Ryan Ranch Satellite Lab
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula - Patient Business Services
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula Foundation - Development Office
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula-Outpatient Surgery Center
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula-Women's HeartAdvantage
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula - Comprehensive Cancer Center
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula - Hospice Support Services
Monterey
Natividad Medical Center is a 172-bed acute care medical center owned and operated by Monterey County
Salinas Surgery Center
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Specialized facilities and programs include the Regional Heart Program, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Sleep Disorders Center, an Emergency Department and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Newspapers

Carmel Communications
Monterey County Herald
Soledad Bee
The Hearst Corporation
Carmel Pine Cone local news, arts, and opinion.
Monterey County Weekly The mission of the Monterey County Weekly is to inspire independent thinking and conscious action, etc.
The Californian Salinas Valley news, weather, sports, and information.
The Herald


Parks

Andrew Molera State Park
State of California Parks & Recreation Dept - Monterey SHP
Elkhorn Slough This ecological treasure at the center of the Monterey Bay coastline provides habitat for plants and animals, including more than 340 species of birds, and is a major fish nursery for the region
George Washington Park Most of the park is natural forest land that offers important wildlife habitat
Lake San Antonio
Limekiln State Park The park features breathtaking views of the Big Sur Coast, the beauty of the redwoods, the rugged coast and the cultural history of limekilns
Locke-Paddon Community Park
Mission Trails Regional Park
Molera State Park is a mostly wide open, wind-swept canvas where the Big Sur River runs wild to the sea
Monterey County Parks
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park The park is 1,006 acres of old growth redwoods, magnificent mountain views, granite river gorge, condors and rich history
Pinnacles National Monument Rising out of the chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, east of central California's Salinas Valley, are the spectacular remains of an ancient volcano
Point Lobos State Reserve
Salinas River State Beach


Law Enforcement

District Attorney's Office represents the People of the State of California in all criminal prosecutions in Monterey County
Monterey County Administrative Office
Monterey County Office of Emergency Services The mission of the Office Of Emergency Services is to develop and maintain a state of readiness in preparation for the potential occurence of any natural, technological, or human confclict related emergency that could adversely impact any segment of Monterey County
Monterey County Sheriff's Department Department's mission is the protection of life and property of citizens in Monterey County and the operation of the County Jail.
Monterey County Treasurer-Tax Collector


Transportation

Monterey Peninsula Airport providing full airline service for the California Central Coast, the Monterey Peninsula Airport.
Monterey-Salinas Transit serves a 275 square-mile area of Monterey County and Southern Santa Cruz County. MST's 33 routes serve an estimated 352,000 population based upon the area within 3/4 mile of established routes within the county
Transportation Agency for Monterey County


Library

Harrison Memorial Library
Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA. Peruse rare books by Miller, an online bookstore, an art gallery, interactive forums and more.
Monterey County Free Libraries
Pacific Grove Public Library
Salinas Public Library


Entertainment

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast
Monterey County Youth Museum explore and touch everything with hands-on exhibits.
Monterey Museum of Art permanent collection of American photography, early California painting, Asian art and international folk art.
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Pacific Repertory Theatre non-profit company presenting original, classic, contemporary, and children's plays, improvisation, and poetry.
Point Pinos Lighthouse The Oldest Continuously Operating Lighthouse on the West Coast
Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation organization to preserve and provide access to Jeffers' house, a National Historic Site.
The Western Stage providing programs that educate and enrich the lives of the people of the Central Coast of California.




Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed to be accurate.