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09/22/2023

Scotts Valley has agreed to front the money to pay for a quarter-million-dollar environmental cleanup at Skypark, which was found to contain arsenic, lead and diesel in the soil. At its regularly scheduled meeting Sept. 6, Scotts Valley Council voted …

09/22/2023

Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival organizers say they raised thousands of dollars over the weekend to support a pair of local groups who helped make the event a resounding success. Santa Cruz Derby, a local roller derby group, and Santa …

09/22/2023

The Next-Door Neighborhood website, daily, has someone asking for cardboard moving boxes or having used moving boxes to give away. I smile reading those ads, remembering my own little cardboard box that I had for 40 years. Life, to me …

09/22/2023

Cheer situation tarnishes school’s reputation I find it sad and ridiculous that we are having to beg the school to provide a safe, consistent place for our SLVHS cheerleaders to practice. They have worked so hard since April, only to …

09/22/2023

The Ben Lomond Fire Protection District (BLFPD) has been awarded a Fire Prevention and Safety (FPS) FEMA disaster grant for $269,806 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.   The BLFPD, together with the other three San Lorenzo Valley fire districts …

09/22/2023

When Bakersfield resident Maria Rios started laying the groundwork for a Santa Cruz County expansion of her flower company, she booked a room at Masood’s Lodge in Boulder Creek so she could teach Watsonville-based Jorge Cervantes and his mom the …

09/22/2023

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were almost 50,000 suicide deaths in the U.S. in 2022. That's the highest number ever recorded by the CDC. The good news is …

09/22/2023

Wreath making comes to Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market Foodie, Fruity Wreath Making is coming to the Scotts Valley Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Sept. 23. Find baskets full of foraged foliage, dried market flowers and dried fruit. Sit down at the …

09/22/2023

The Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau’s 46th Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest was held at the Santa Cruz County Fair on Sept. 13. There were almost 40 apple pie entries, and winners were selected for each of the three divisions—Youth, …

09/22/2023

The cry for help came from a new homeowner. She loves her lovely new home but feels everything in the garden is in the wrong place. She wishes to create “a haven for birds and bugs and give it a …

09/21/2023

Scotts Valley High girls tennis team—the defending Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League co-champions—was one of the biggest surprises that turned lots of heads during the 2022 season. The Falcons haven’t lost a step going into this season and it showed …

09/21/2023

It was a defensive gridlock matchup last week between Watsonville and San Lorenzo Valley high schools as neither team allowed a single point until the fourth quarter. Seemingly every four plays the defense would force a punt, going back and …

09/15/2023

Scotts Valley High senior Quinn Turowski and his teammates waited nearly an entire year for a chance of redemption against Soquel High after losing its league opener and a shot at a perfect season in 2022. However, it was the …

09/15/2023

Santa Cruz County Horsemen’s Association hosted an open house Saturday at its Graham Hill Road location featuring horseback acrobatics and archery, costumes and a parade with around 20 different breeds. It was a chance for people from across the region …

09/15/2023

Cheerleaders need consistent place to practice As you may have heard, the SLVHS Cheer Team has recently been told they can no longer use the cafeteria to practice in. There was no reason given for why they cannot use the …

09/15/2023

Good news! Scotts Valley is making headway on some significant road projects across the city. These are all vital improvements that will allow travelers to drive, cycle and walk safely through our city. Here is a list of locations where …

09/15/2023

San Lorenzo Valley High School varsity and junior varsity cheer squads have been practicing their aerials, basket tosses and roundoffs in the campus’s cafeteria since 1992. The space allows for throwing stunts into the air, storing and laying out the …

09/15/2023

Covid-19 test kits now available at libraries Santa Cruz Public Libraries has announced the availability of Covid-19 Test Kits at all library branches. These free kits, provided by the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency, are designed for at-home …

09/15/2023

“Almost Heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River,” … sang vocalist John Denver As a little girl from the “southside” of Aberdeen, Wash., almost everything I played with was handmade and we ate “at home,” and almost every meal …

09/15/2023

In the event of an emergency, residents know that 9-1-1 is the number to call. Now, Zayante Fire Protection District’s Chief Jeff Maxwell is putting out his own call to the community for help in establishing a series of disaster-response …