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Water district board seeks replacement member

Scotts Valley Water District will accept applications to fill a vacant seat on its board of directors.

Board member Joe Miller died last month, leaving an opening on the board.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and a registered voter living in the Scotts Valley Water District.

Interested candidates should file a letter of interest, including a resume of work and community service and a statement as to why they want to be appointed to the board.

The deadline to file application letters is noon, Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the District, 2 Civic Center Drive, or mailed to Board President, Scotts Valley Water District, PO Box 660006, Scotts Valley, CA 95067.

The first round of candidate interviews will be Nov. 26 at 3 p.m.

The board intends to make the appointment to fill the vacancy by its regular meeting on Dec. 13.

The board meets on the second Thursday of each month, and board members must be able to attend one or more committee meetings each month.

The term will begin in December and run through Nov. 2014.

For information: 438-2363 or email


Scotts Valley author releases first book

First-time author from Scotts Valley, Anita Telle, has released a children’s book “A Little Different All Perfect.”  This book offers a simple, reassuring story about not judging people for the way they look. 

The author says children will connect with the characters in this book as they learn a major life lesson about accepting differences within others. 

The book includes vibrant illustrations by Denis Proulx. 

Third-grade teacher Janet Swanson hails this newly released children’s book as a valuable educational tool. 

“I read this book to my students and asked them what they learned from the story,” Swanson said.  “They said: ‘think before you speak,’ ‘don’t tease,’ ‘use kind words,’ and ‘nobody is perfect.’  I think the lesson was well received.”

For information, visit


Play opens at SLV High

San Lorenzo Valley High School’s drama department will perform Moliere's

“The Imaginary Invalid” at San Lorenzo Valley High School this weekend.

Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 through Saturday, Nov. 10 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. 

Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 students/seniors and $7 ASB. Tickets are $7 on community night, Thursday, Nov. 8.

The box office opens one half hour before show time and accepts cash or local checks.

The performances will be held at the SLV High School’s Performing Arts Center, 7105 Highway 9 in Felton.

For information, visit

PG&E scholarships available

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is accepting scholarship applications from high school and college students. PG&E announced that at least 100 students will receive $1,000 to $5,000 each for exemplary scholastic achievement and community leadership. 

All college-bound students living within PG&E’s Northern and Central California service area, including Scotts Valley and the San Lorenzo Valley, are eligible to apply. 

Completed applications must be submitted by Feb. 1. 

For information or to apply, visit


Fundraising dinner to support theater arts

Scotts Valley Performing Arts and The Shadowbrook Restaurant, located at 1750 Wharf Road in Capitola, will host their annual dinner fundraiser next week.

The dinner will be held on Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. 

One third of the evening proceeds are donated to support Scotts Valley Performing Arts.

When the reservation is made, simply mention Scotts Valley Performing Arts and the proceeds will go to SVPAA. For reservations call 475-1511. 

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November 26, 2012
The water district will be greatly served by selecting Danny Reber. A family man who has a proven track record of serving the community and communicating with others to take care of others. Go Danny - I hope they make the right choice.

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