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Plantronics CEO announces retirement; fiscal Q1 numbers come out ahead

  SANTA CRUZ—After 21 years at the helm, Plantronics, Ken Kannappan announced Tuesday that he will step down Oct. 2 from his position as chief executive officer and president of … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

West Marine recoups from slow start to Q2, new SC store opens in August

WATSONVILLE—Although poor sailing weather had a negative impact on second quarter sales for West Marine, a national boating and water lifestyle company, executives said Thursday they were continuing to see … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

SV tech startup Pearl Auto announces $50M in funding and first aftermarket auto product

  SCOTTS VALLEY—About a month after emerging from stealth mode with $50 million in funding, Scotts Valley startup Pearl Automotive Inc. is gearing up to release its first product—RearView, a … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Granite reports bright quarter with net income up 47 percent, $3.8B project backlog

WATSONVILLE—Although the second quarter started slowly for Granite Construction, the overall report from executives to investors Friday was that the improving economy is reflected in the company’s stronger revenues, a … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Federal judge hits Plantronics with $3M sanction for destruction of evidence in GN suit

SANTA CRUZ—A 4-year-old lawsuit against Plantronics by one of its top global competitors took a sharp and costly turn this month when a federal judge levied $3 million in sanctions … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Annieglass celebrates 20 years of expansion in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE —When glass designer Annie Morhauser moved operations 20 years ago from a 3,000-square-foot footprint in Santa Cruz to a cavernous warehouse more than five times that size, there was … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Battling Diabetes: Martha Quintana coaches people to see beyond diabetes

Armed with the hard facts about sugar, fat and the benefit of regular exercise, Watsonville nurse and diabetes educator Martha Quintana is on the front lines of the diabetes epidemic … Continue reading

July 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Trauma’s Front Line: Therapist Karen Lansing credits the officers who taught her how to help them

    International “cop whisperer” Karen Lansing who helps police officers recover from trauma related to fatal incidents calls the Santa Cruz police force her “band of brothers.”

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mission-Driven Business Former Rainbow Light president shifts gears, launches home-based consulting business

Back when The Herb Room was just a produce stand on the corner of Laurel and Mission streets on the west side of Santa Cruz, Linda Kahler was a young … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Santa Cruz Woman, Volume IV

The 4th volume of Santa Cruz Woman features profiles of six local women leaders in the health and wellness community. Editor: Jennifer Pittman

July 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

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