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Musical to open in Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley High School’s production of “Once Upon a Mattress” will open Friday, April 19, at the school’s student union, 555 Glenwood Drive, in Scotts Valley.

The musical is billed as a retelling of “The Princess and the Pea,” with hilarious twists. Melodic and romantic songs, spun with a story of royal courtship and comedy, are the hallmarks of the musical by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein.

The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday April 19 and 20, April 26 and 27, and May 3 and 4. Sunday matinees will at 2 p.m. April 21 and May 5, and at noon April 28.

Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for general admission.

For information:


School board looks to fill vacancy

The Scotts Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees seeks to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Debbie Johnson.

Johnson, who resigned this month citing health reasons, was appointed to the Dec. 5, 2012.

The board has decided to appoint a replacement instead of holding a special election that would cost an estimated $70,000, according to district officials. The person tapped to fill Johnson’s seat will serve until the next general election in November 2014.

Those interested in applying must be at least 18 years old, a registered California voter and a resident of the school district. Applications should be submitted to the district by 4 p.m. April 30.

Applications are available through the district or online at

Applicants are also requested to attend the scheduled May 14 board meeting to participate in an interview process.

For information: 438-1820, ext. 105, or


School standards to be explained

San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District will host a parent night to explain the Common Core Standards and what they mean for students at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.

The meeting will be in the SLV High School multi-use room, 7105 Highway 9, in Felton.

Superintendent Julie Haff and Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services Hollie Becker will present a 40-minute overview of the changes to kindergarten through 12th grade education and how the standards — which will be implemented in fall 2013 — will prepare local students for college and careers.

For information: 336-5195, ext. 103, or


Job fair in Felton

A job fair hosted by the San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce will be at the Felton Presbyterian Church from 9 a.m. to noon April 27. 

Participants include Santa Cruz Staffing, Roaring Camp Railroads, Mount Hermon Conference Center, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Central Coast Alliance for Health, Mount Cross, Shoreline Workforce Development and others.

Job-seekers are encouraged to bring business cards and resumes.

For information: 345-5972 or email


Pizza shop changes name

Santa Cruz Pizza Co. in Scotts Valley will soon be known as Treehouse Pizza, and its owners will have a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the change.

The restaurant at 18 Victor Square, Ste. B, in Scotts Valley was purchased in November by Chad and Amanda Bell, who have added a kids menu and begun to change the décor, including a mural by Jamie Haentjens of Blue Feather Studio that now adorns one wall and helps illustrate the Treehouse theme.

“We wanted to have a fresh look to the restaurant,” Amanda Bell said. “We think Treehouse Pizza brings the spirit of Scotts Valley, in terms of the beautiful trees in the neighborhood. We wanted to highlight the family aspect of the restaurant, too.”

The ribbon cutting will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 26.

For information: 430-0793

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