News briefs
by Press-Banner
Dec 01, 2011 | 1124 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cub scouts raise cash, food for charity

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Scotts Valley’s Cub Scout Pack 608 conducted a food drive in several Scotts Valley neighborhoods to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank, collecting more than 2,200 pounds of food and $300 in cash donations.

Cubmaster Tim Johnson estimated the haul was enough to provide more than 1,700 meals to people in Santa Cruz County.

Haunted house nets more than $7K for cancer research

Scotts Valley High School students donated more than $7,600 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in mid-November. The cash, $7,613 in all, was the proceeds from the ninth annual haunted house at the high school.

Scotts Valley High School teacher Erik Wyner and students Jordan Rogers and Lizzie Torrez presented a check to the society Nov. 15. This year, more than 1,400 visitors attended the haunted house, while 200 students volunteered more than 9,000 hours to create the frightening encounter.

ADHD support group to have first meeting

A new Santa Cruz-Monterey Bay support group for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month, beginning Dec. 7, at Mar Vista Elementary School, 6860 Soquel Drive, near Cabrillo College in Aptos.

The meetings are free and open to parents of children with ADHD, adults with ADHD, and anyone interested in learning more about the disorder. There will be no meeting Jan. 4.

For information: Judy Brenis, or 684-0590.

‘High School Musical’ to hit stage

San Lorenzo Valley Middle School’s production of “High School Musical” is set to open Thursday, Dec. 8, at the San Lorenzo Valley High School Performing Arts Center.

The musical production, which is based on the hit Disney Channel franchise, is directed by longtime middle school drama teacher Will Guilford and features more than 45 seventh- and eighth-grade students.

The show is scheduled to run two weekends, Thursdays through Saturdays, with the curtain lifting at 7 p.m.

There will also be two Sunday matinees, starting at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door: $13 for adults $10 for seniors and $8 for students.

Raley’s-owned grocery stores slash prices on food bank bags

For the month of December, customers at Nob Hill Foods in Scotts Valley will be able to purchase bags of nonperishable food for local food banks, at half price.

The bag, filled with food valued at more than $20, can be bought for $10 at all Raley’s-owned grocery stores or online at

As part of Raley’s Food For Families holiday bag program, the grocery store chain pays all administrative fees to make sure 100 percent of the donations go directly to local food banks. Each food bank distributes the food to the hungry in the neighborhood where the donations were collected.

Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet

We encourage your online comments in this public forum, but please keep them respectful and constructive. This is not a forum for personal attacks, libelous statements, profanity or racist slurs. Readers may report such inappropriate comments by e-mailing the editor at