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Falcons’ runners prepare for CCS finals | High school track and field

The scene is all set for a trio of Scotts Valley High athletes participating at this weekend’s Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships. Senior distance runner Jeremy Kain, junior sprinter Sam Freeman and sophomore distance runner Ashlyn Boothby will …

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Falcons soar to new heights in 2022 | Girls lacrosse

The Scotts Valley High girls’ lacrosse team’s magical season came to an end in a 13-12, double overtime loss to Los Gatos High in the Central Coast Section playoff quarterfinals on May 14.  The No. 6 seed Falcons finished the …

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Awardee Found Perspective with Counselor’s Help

By their own admission, 18-year-old Marina Ruiz felt pretty “lost” during freshman and junior years. “I didn’t really have an idea of who I was as a person,” Ruiz said. “I wasn’t really confident as a student. I kind of …

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Chamber Honors Scotts Valley’s Top Volunteers, Businesses

The stars were out in Felton on May 6 as the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce held its Community Awards Gala at Roaring Camp’s Brett Harte Hall. Overall, Chamber Executive Director Danny Reber said he couldn’t be more excited about …

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Chubby’s Diner a Casualty of Target Complex Upgrade

When 71-year-old Boulder Creek resident Kathleen Kelley heard her favorite eatery in Scotts Valley, Chubby’s Diner, was closing down, she was livid. She tried contacting the City and the corporate office of Target (which is moving in nearby) but didn’t …

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Falcons cruise to victory against Gunn | CCS girls lacrosse

It’s been a season of many firsts for the Scotts Valley High girls’ lacrosse team, starting with playing in its first full season without any setbacks.  On Wednesday, the Falcons added their first-ever postseason win after a 17-7 victory over …

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Falcons win first-ever league title | Girls lacrosse

The Scotts Valley High girls’ lacrosse team was on the verge of something special prior to the start of this season.  Part of it was the addition of freshmen Taylor Santos and Sofia Niklaus, a pair of attackers/midfielders who played …

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Cougars crush Soquel to capture SCCAL title | High school softball

The San Lorenzo Valley High softball team went into last week’s season-finale against Soquel High with a shot of bringing back home a Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League championship. It was a championship run that senior Erika Kindred was part …

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Falcons shine at league finals | Boys track and field

Scotts Valley senior Jeremy Kain had a horrible start by his standards at the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League Track and Field Championships on May 7.  The defending league champion said he couldn't help but feel disappointed after he collided …

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Vets Village Gets $6.4M Grant From Homekey

Two years ago the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) established Project Roomkey in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The idea behind the program was simple but important: protect people experiencing homelessness from coronavirus. The success of that …

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Several Developments In The Fifth District

The month of May has gotten off to a great start with exciting developments throughout the Fifth District. Last week, I was pleased to join other elected leaders in our county in celebrating the construction kick-off for the Highway 17 …

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School District’s Multicultural Fair Draws Hundreds, Rave Reviews

Students and their parents got a blast of culture from around the globe Sunday at Vine Hill Elementary School. Organizers estimated more than 500 people turned out for the inaugural Scotts Valley Unified Multicultural Fair. Attendees passed food trucks serving …