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Art studio tour returns to Bonny Doon

The weekend of July 27 and 28 will bring about the third year of DoonArt, the open studio tour of Bonny Doon’s rich artist community.

Hosted by the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County, the tour will feature some 20 Bonny Doon-based artists open their studios to meet with art aficionados for studio walkthroughs, demonstrations, dance performances, music, and wine and cheese tastings.

Among the artists will be glass artists, furniture carvers, painters and sculptors.

For more information, and a complete list of artists, visit


Valley bridge work underway

East Zayante Road bridge at mile markers 5.5 and 6.3, Lomond Street Bridge at the San Lorenzo River; Glen Arbor Road Bridge at Love Creek Bridge; Conference Drive at Zayante Creek and Carol Drive at Lompico Creek will all see work between July 22 and September 9.

The Santa Cruz County Department of Public works will complete rail improvements on each bridge, causing traffic delays with potential lane closures between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

For information: Jose Vargas, 477-3957 or


SLV water quality reports available online

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District announced that it will distribute its 2012 Drinking Water Quality Report electronically rather than sending a copy to each account holder this year.

The report can be accessed at under the “What’s new” section. Customers will also be provided a web address on their bimonthly water bill to access the water quality report. Hard copies are still available at the district office, 13060 Highway 9 in Boulder Creek and will be mailed upon request by calling 338-2153.

The change was made in order to save on printing costs.

According to the 2012 report, the district met all state and federal standards for contaminants. Additional report sections describe where the district’s water comes

from, the importance of protecting those sources, and specific water quality concerns some customers may have.


Grand jury seeks topics

The Santa Cruz County Grand Jury has convened for the 2013-2014 investigative year and seeks topics of local interest to investigate.

The Grand Jury is a group of trained citizens charged with ensuring that county and city departments and special districts function in the best interest of its residents. The Grand Jury is the watchdog group that holds local governments accountable to its citizens.  

 Those with complaints or commendations about county or city government services or conduct can access complaint forms online at, or outside Room 318-I at 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz, email or call 454-2099.

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