The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake: 25 years later
by Joe Shreve
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Twenty-five years have now passed since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake — a 6.9-magnitude temblor — rocked the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas, causing millions of dollars in damages throughou...
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Aptos woman sinks hole-in-one at Valley Gardens
On Wednesday, Oct. 8, Sheila Ralston, aretired Aptos resident, hit her very first hole-in-one at the Valley Gardens Golf Course in Scotts Valley. “We are always excited when one of our golfers make...
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Pump track officially opens in Scotts Valley
Community members, city leaders, and cycling enthusiasts flocked to Skypark in Scotts Valley last Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the long-anticipated mountain bike and BMX pump track. S...
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Shout-out: Siskiyou communities commend Falcons football team’s relief efforts Editor, A few weeks ago, the Scotts Valley Falcons football team traveled to the far northern reaches of California to...

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Ham radio operators were keys to communication after quake
In the wake of the Loma Prieta earthquake, Santa Cruz County residents had no real way of connecting to the outside world, as power lines were down and phone service outside the immediate community...
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Be prepared; the next ‘big one’ could happen anytime
In the Aug. 16, 1989 issue of the old Valley Press, geologist Vasiliki Vassil wrote the first of a series of articles addressing the series of fault lines in Santa Cruz County in the wake of a 5.1-...
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The Mountain Gardener: A world of cacti in San Lorenzo Valley
by Jan Nelson
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There are species of cactus that grow all over North and South America and have been naturalized in Africa, Asia and Australia. One type of opuntia, the familiar prickly pear, thrives just 700 mile...

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Keith Wayne Gratton September 30, 1960 to October 1, 2014 Friends and family will gather for a private farewell to Keith Gratton, a beloved son, brother, and uncle who passed away at his Felton hom...
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Sandra Rae Beddow September 29, 1940 to September 22, 2014 Sandra Rae Beddow passed away on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 after a valiant battle with cancer. The eternal optimist, she touched many lives w...
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