Cabrillo College commissioned the painting of a Latinx-inspired mural on its Aptos campus by local artist and Cabrillo graduate Francisco Alonso. The mural is part of Cabrillo’s efforts to promote its diversity and celebrate its status as an institution of Hispanic service, according to the college statement. The painting process is expected to start on Monday. The painting will take about a month.
The commission for this mural was funded by a grant from the Cabrillo College Foundation and the Associated Students of Cabrillo College.
“I am honored to have been selected to paint this mural, which I call ‘Unity’ on the Cabrillo College Aptos campus,” Alonso said in a prepared statement. The mural will be located on an elevator tower at the Cabrillo Aptos campus just beyond the bust of Martin Luther King.
For more information on the mural project, visit cabrillo.edu.
Marcus Pimentel named
Marcus Pimentel has been named the new Santa Cruz County Budget Director according to a statement from County Administrative Officer Carlos J. Palacios.
Pimentel brings a wealth of experience to its new role with nearly two decades of
local public sector experience. As deputy director of the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency, Pimentel provided executive oversight of tax and budget services.
Before taking up the post of assistant director, Pimentel was director of
finances for the city of Santa Cruz and six years as director of administrative services
for the town of Watsonville.
New school principal
The Monte Vista Christian School Board of Directors has appointed Nikki Daniels as the next Director of the MVC School.
Monte Vista Christian Monte Vista Christian School is an independent coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 6 to 12.
Prior to being appointed to her current role, Daniels spent four years as Deputy Principal of the MVC School.
New at CASA
Santa Cruz County CASA recently welcomed Conny Ramirez as a new Destiny Flood staff member as a new board member.
Ramirez joined in July as an administrative intern. She was once a young
speaker for the annual Imagine! an event.
Flood, Audit Director at Petrinovich Pugh & Co., graduated from Eastern Washington
State University and has years of experience in financial consulting. She has been part of the finance committee of the board of directors of CASA de Santa Cruz since 2020.
A native of Santa Cruz and Petty Officer 1st Class, David Powell was recently awarded the title of Senior Marine of the District, according to a statement from the Navy’s Office of Community Outreach.
The Senior Sailor of the Quarter is awarded to a senior sailor who demonstrates exceptional dedication to duty and superior performance by going above and beyond his assigned job.
Powell, who graduated from Harbor High School in 2003 with 18 years of service, is an operations specialist.
“Receiving this award means that my work is being noticed,” Powell said in a prepared statement on the award. “Most importantly, it gives our program greater visibility. “
• Marcelino Plaza, of Bonny Doon, has been named to the President’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List for the spring semester 2021 at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut.
• Jonah Tobin, of Santa Cruz, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2021 spring semester at Tufts University in Boston.
• Emma Nelson, of Santa Cruz, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2021 Spring Semester at Tufts University in Boston.
• Eric Spencer, of Santa Cruz, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2021 spring semester at Tufts University in Boston.
• Noah Tervalon, of Royal Oaks, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2021 spring semester at Tufts University in Boston.
• Ethan Curwen Aguirre, of Santa Cruz, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2021 spring semester at Linfield University in Portland, Oregon.
• Ian D. Blair, of Aptos, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
• Jeremiah Corpuz, of Santa Cruz, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 term at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
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