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Coast Lines: March 21, 2013: Warriors to visit fundraiser for center
[March 20, 2013]

Coast Lines: March 21, 2013: Warriors to visit fundraiser for center

SANTA CRUZ, Mar 21, 2013 (Santa Cruz Sentinel - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Warriors to visit fundraiser for center Members of the Santa Cruz Warriors basketball team will be present at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center for a benefit from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.

Tickets cost $25 for an adult and child to enter together. Each additional child will be admitted for $10. There will be prizes for children.

To buy tickets, go to

Warriors players will be stationed around the center, at 35 Pacific Ave., throughout the event, which is sponsored by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

SANTA CRUZ Pay taxes, help otters Californians can make a donation to sea otter research through a voluntary checkoff on state income tax forms.

In 2012, state taxpayers donated more than $350,000 to the research, but contributions are lagging behind this year. Taxpayers need to donate at least $273,025 to keep the checkoff on the form.

During the past six years, the California Sea Otter Fund has collected more than $1.75 million to enable researchers to better understand the threats to the marine mammal, such as infectious disease, oil spills, limited food supplies and environmental degradation.

Californians who have filed their income taxes but who would like to donate to sea otter research can visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium website and use the "Save the Oceans" link to support the aquarium's many efforts.

SACRAMENTO Luis Alejo seeks to honor Native Americans September would be designated as California Native American Heritage Month under a resolution introduced by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville.

Assembly Concurrent Resolution 35 highlights the contributions Native Americans have made despite tremendous historical hardships, Alejo said. In California, tribal governments employ more than 52,000 people and contribute about $7.5 billion to the economy.

The full text of the resolution is available at

SANTA CRUZ Curves collecting food Curves' 15th Annual Food Drive, "Feed the Need," will wrap up Saturday, aiming for 100,000 donations in two weeks.

Each club, including Curves in Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz and Aptos, is asking its members to donate bags of nonperishable food or cash to support their local food bank. The joining fee will be waived for new members donating $30 during the drive.

When combined donations from all Curves clubs reach the goal, Curves International will donate 10 percent of March profits to "Blessings in a Backpack," a nonprofit focused in making sure impoverished elementary school children are fed on weekends throughout the school year.

For information visit

SANTA CRUZ Class on iPad Saturday An intermediate iPad class, "Getting the Most from your iPad," will take place 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Cruzio, 877 Cedar St. Santa Cruz.

This class covers applications of the iPad, including email, editing, keyboard shortcuts, internet surfing, bookmarks, address book, calendar, maps iCloud syncing and backup.

Cost is $65. Details are at To register call 831-588-9651 or email

SCOTTS VALLEY Water district to hold special meeting Wednesday The Scotts Valley Water District will discuss a proposed organizational restructuring plan at a special meeting starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley.

That follows the board's recent adoption of the district's first-ever strategic plan, focused on ensuring a reliable water supply, infrastructure repairs, financial management and outreach to public and city officials.

Rancho Cucamonga-based consultant Robert DeLoach stepped in as interim general manager following the departure of former general manager Charlie McNiesh. Issues related to finding a permanent replacement also will be discussed at the meeting.

For information, call 831-438-2363 or go to

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