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Business Resources

Emergency Resources


The most useful resources for Santa Cruz County's small business owners. From start up, accounting, and hiring to marketing and web design, we've got you covered!

Santa Cruz County's

Small Business Development Consultants

San Lorenzo Valley Business and Marketing Advisors

San Lorenzo Valley Business Directory

Filing a Fictitious Business Name (FBN, DBA)

County of Santa Cruz application

SBA Business Plan Templates

SCORE Mentors

California Department of Industrial Relations

Child Labor Laws - Information on Minors and Employment


San Lorenzo Valley Film Permitting Information

The County of Santa Cruz issues film permits for the unincorporated areas of the County including the San Lorenzo Valley. Here are some resources: 

Santa Cruz County Films

Filming has occurred in the county since the turn of the century. Here is a partial list of popular movies and television shows:

  • Bird Box (2018)

  • Transformers (2018)

  • Bumblebee (2017)

  • Tao of Surfing (2013)

  • The Cedars (2013)

  • Restaurant Impossible (2012)

  • Chasing Mavericks (2011)

  • Wife Swap (2006)

  • Kinsey (2004)

  • Homegrown (1998)

  • Dangerous Minds (1995)

  • The Lost Boys (1987)

  • Sudden Impact (1983)

  • The Sting II (1983)

  • Shadow Riders (1982)

  • Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

  • Harold & Maude (1971)

  • Endless Summer (1966)

  • Click here for more.

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Road Closures & Traffic

Road Closures and Delays

Cruz511 Traffic

CalTrains Road Conditions


Evacuation Zones, Orders, and Statuses for Debris Flow Hazards

Zonehaven Map

Flood Warning

Santa Cruz County OneRain

PG&E Outage Map

PG&E Weather Map

Weather Underground

NOAA TIdes Information


Weather map with info on temperature, precipitation, air quality, and more

Evacuation Go Bag


Sand and Sand Bags

Download the contact info for sand and sandbags

For a list of locations in unincorporated areas where residents can pick up sand and/or sandbags, click here.

Debris Flow Information

USGS information page

Debris Flow Hazards in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Recovery and Rebuilding

Santa Cruz County Recover and Rebuild

Fire Recovery Resources

Benefits & Assistance

Rep. Anna Eshoo's Wildfire Resource Guide

County Benefits Hotline 888-421-8080

Disaster Loans

SBA Disaster Loans Fact Sheet and Links


California Department of Insurance

CA Dept of Insurance Hotline: 800-927-4357

Post Fire Recovery

Resource Conservation District

Runoff Control Assistance


Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter

A.S.S.E.R.T Second Responders

News & Media 

KBCZ Radio

San Lorenzo Valley Post website

San Lorenzo Valley Post Facebook

San Lorenzo Valley Post Twitter



Ben Lomond Fire Department

Bonny Doon Fire and Rescue

Boulder Creek Fire Department

Felton Fire Department

Mountain Parks Foundation

Valley Churches United

Mountain Community Resources


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