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Bank plans art exhibit

Santa Cruz County Bank’s Scotts Valley location will be host to “In Dreams,” an art exhibit, this spring. 

The exhibit will feature work by Karen Kvenvold Bailey, Andrea Borsuk, Selena Castro, Chris Miroyan, Sharon King and Tom Trujillo from Feb. 1 to April 26.

A First Friday opening reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. March 1, a Friday, when attendees will have a chance to meet the artists at Santa Cruz County Bank’s Santa Cruz branch, 720 Front St.

The Scotts Valley branch of Santa Cruz County Bank is at 4604 Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley.

Other parts of the exhibit will be shown at branches in Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville.

Regular viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, excluding holidays. 

For information: 457-5003, ext. 2118, or


Future of UC system discussed

Assemblyman Mark Stone, D-Monterey Bay, met with legislators and University of California President Mark Yudof at the first meeting of the bipartisan UC Legislative Roundtable on Jan. 14 to discuss the role of higher education in California.

Participants discussed the impact of Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2013-14 budget on the university system, tuition, nonresident enrollment, student debt, faculty and staff compensation, e-learning, UC medical schools and support for low-income and undocumented students. 

Stone emphasized how the university can help the state.

“The University of California provides research and learning opportunities that are essential components for hastening our state’s slow economic recovery,” Stone stated in a release. 

The roundtable is expected to meet several times during the next year. 


Spanish stories told at Live Oak library

A Spanish-language story time has begun at the Live Oak Branch Library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays.

A grant from Target Corp. provided funding to start up the program, which is called “Cuéntame un Cuento” — in Spanish, “tell me a story.”

A book in Spanish will be given to each child who attends. 

The Live Oak Branch Library is at 2380 Portola Drive in Santa Cruz.

For information: 427-7700, ext. 7662, or 

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