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Library hours increase

The open hours at Felton, Boulder Creek and Scotts Valley libraries increased this month.

In Felton, the branch is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Felton also has a new branch manager, Jason McCluskey.

In Boulder Creek, the library is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

In Scotts Valley, branch hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Utility work causes delays on Graham Hill Road

Drivers should expect delays for periodic lane closures through Jan. 20 on Graham Hill Road between Roaring Camp Road and Grandview Avenue in Felton.

The delays will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday as crews relocate utility poles along the roadway. The work is part of the Graham Hill Road widening project that began last summer and will continue after the rainy season.

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DA settles with dietary supplement distributor

A Canadian dietary supplement distributor and its U.S. affiliate have agreed to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties and costs in settlement of a lawsuit filed by district attorney’s offices in 10 California counties.

The Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office was part of the investigation.

The lawsuit alleged that Iovate Health Science Inc. of Canada and Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. engaged in false and misleading advertising in connection with the sale of dietary supplements by not warning consumers that they would be exposed by more than half a microgram of lead each day, a violation of Proposition 65.

Products in question were Accelis, nanoSLIM, Cold MD, Germ MD, EZ-Swallow Rapid-Tabs, Germ MD Effervescent Tablets, Allergy MD and Allergy MD Rapid-Tabs.

The suit also alleged that Iovate's Cold MD product was an unapproved new drug, the sales and distribution of which are illegal under California law.

The Iovate companies did not admit fault but agreed on the settlement. The $1.2 million in civil penalties will provide support for enforcement of California consumer protection laws. The investigation cost $300,000.

Bank offers scholarship

Applications for Bay Federal Credit Union’s $1,000 “Making a Difference in Our Community” scholarship are due Feb. 24.

The bank will award as many as three $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing academic, professional or vocational education at any post-secondary school, college or university.

Details are available at Bay Federal branches, including those at 255 Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley and inside Ben Lomond Market, 9440 Mill St., in Ben Lomond.

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