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01/31/2023

MONTEREY—The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will be jam packed once again with hundreds of spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite professional star athletes, actors or musicians battling it out on the golf course from Feb. 1-5. “Building …

01/30/2023

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies on Sunday arrested a juvenile suspected in the shooting death of an 18-year-old male at a party on Saturday. Authorities are not yet releasing any information about the suspect because they are a minor. The …

01/29/2023

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for a suspect who fatally shot a victim in Boulder Creek Saturday night during a party. According to the Sheriff’s office, deputies headed to the 1000 block of Brimblecom Road at about …

01/27/2023

The fallen branches have been neatly arranged along a rock border next to the La Placa Family Bakery parking lot as the sun streams down through the redwoods to the red translucent awning, but here along Highway 9 in Ben …

01/27/2023

Last Thursday, Jan. 19, the meeting room at Zayante Fire Department was packed to the rafters with local residents pleading for more information on storm recovery and disaster relief. The catastrophic series of storms that pounded the region beginning in …

01/27/2023

Do you set personal goals as you head into the new year? Did you know that people who set goals tend to have higher self-motivation, self-esteem, independence and confidence? Having goals gives us a sense of purpose and something to …

01/27/2023

A self-proclaimed renaissance man, Felton’s Marc Shargel is a name many have come to know and appreciate. Shargel has long had a calling to and interest in all things marine-based, and his years of underwater photography have resulted in three …

01/27/2023

Benjamin Franklin, during the late 17th century, coined the phrase, “A watched pot never boils.” I am sure each of us has uttered that phrase at least once in our lifetime. I know I have, more than once this last …

01/27/2023

During their first regularly scheduled meeting of the year on Jan. 18, Scotts Valley Council members handed out committee appointments for the upcoming year. Mayor Jack Dilles prepared the list, which was included as part of the consent calendar, and …

01/27/2023

The other day I visited three local nurseries to see what’s new in their bare root edible selection. In addition to the classics, I found a ton of new varieties for containers and smaller home gardens. Now is the time …

01/25/2023

Scotts Valley High girls’ soccer team is quietly making its presence felt within the league and slowly becoming a squad that opponents are carefully scouting before taking the pitch. Falcons senior striker Naiya Samios scored twice, and Lia Lock and …

01/20/2023

Ben Lomond resident Krista Scarborough, whose family owns Scarborough Lumber, spent the first few weeks of 2023 questioning whether the ever-intensifying weather systems could fairly be compared with the historic storms 41 years ago that killed 33 people. “When it …

01/20/2023

Jeannette Kornher, owner of Kitten Kornher Rescue in Boulder Creek, carted her cats from home—like Hootenanny—to shelter at her storefront along Highway 9 with the others—such as Grayson the shop cat. “I just brought them up here to keep them …

01/20/2023

As torrential rain, unsteady trees and sagging power lines came down, the line of customers snaked out the door of Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub (BCPP). Families with young children and folks eager for a little warmth and human connection …

01/20/2023

On Jan. 14, Scotts Valley joined other local jurisdictions when City Manager Mali LaGoe issued a Proclamation declaring a local emergency, to be ratified by the City Council. This declaration was based on the presence of flooding, downed trees, power …

01/20/2023

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently approved a plan aimed at improving emergency response planning and communication in the Loma Prieta area of the Santa Cruz Mountains, a community that straddles the Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County lines. …

01/20/2023

Scotts Valley issued an emergency order this weekend after another mudslide closed Green Hills Road and storms shut down Highway 17 and took out Glenwood Drive. This announcement followed the County of Santa Cruz proclaiming an emergency Jan. 3. “Overall, …

01/20/2023

So many power outages these days. I’ve needed to set up a portable propane heater as well as start a fire in the fireplace to keep warm. I know even with ventilation there are lots of potential pollutants that have …

01/18/2023

It’s been a difficult time for San Lorenzo Valley High senior Lucy Lilienthal-Wynn, who had two of her basketball games postponed in the span of a week. That’s not even including the fact that she was living out of a …

01/12/2023

SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz Warriors entered Thursday’s game against the Sioux Falls Skyforce hoping to secure its first home win of the regular season at Kaiser Permanente Arena.  The Sea Dubs did so in dominating fashion with their highest scoring …