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Felton animal owners alerted to Memorial Day weekend noise

Roaring Camp Railroads will host a three-day Civil War re-enactment at their facility,

5401 Graham Hill Road, over Memorial Day weekend, May 25, 26 and 27. The reenacted battles will take place during the day time and cause substantial booming noise

from cannon that can frighten pets. Roaring Camp suggests Felton residents to keep their

animals indoors during the daytime as a safety measure to keep them from running away

because of the noise. For information about the re-enactments:

Photographer to benefit Scotts Valley schools

Local photographer David Dennis will display photos of his recent trip to Cambodia

at Jia Tella’s, 18 Victor Square in Scotts Valley, from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

Ten percent of his sales will benefit the Scotts Valley Educational Association. The

photos will be on display for a month or more and Dennis will donate 10 percent of

all customer portrait sessions referred from Jia Tella’s to SVEF, too. For information:

Boulder Creek businesses to be visited by state tax office

Businesses in Boulder Creek will soon receive letters and a visit from the California

State Board of Equalization’s Compliance and Outreach Program. The BOE has targeted

15 zip codes in California. The visits are intended to educate retailers about properly

reporting sales and use tax, to increase compliance with state law and to help ensure

taxpayers that the state’s tax system is fair and equal to all Californians.

The BOE will make door-to-door visits and ask only business-related questions.

Businesses found to be operating without a seller's permit are provided instructions on

how to register along with information about other necessary licenses. Home-based

businesses are not visited, according to the BOE.

Other areas visited include Bakersfield, Baldwin Park, Cambria, Carpinteria, Culver City,

North Hollywood, San Jose, San Juan Capistrano, Sutter Creek and Volcano.

Since 2008, the outreach program has visited more than 369,000 businesses statewide.

For information:

Slipcover summit to be held in Ben Lomond

The 14th annual Slipcover Summit will be held June 24-27 at the Quaker Retreat and

Conference Center, 1000 Hubbard Gulch Road in Ben Lomond.

The summit is the only event of it’s type in the country, according to organizers, and is

totally devoted to the art and profession of making slipcovers for furniture.

Burgundi Thure of Sew Rose of Ben Lomond is the local host. Sew Rose is a home

interior custom sewing shop specializing in slipcovers.

Thos interested in attending may register in advance for all three days or for individual


Volunteer slipcover professionals from around the US will be on hand to teach tips and

tricks for slipcover sewing.

For information:, call Burgundi Rose at 336-1233 or email

Public library releases app

The Santa Cruz Public Library has released a new mobile app, SCPL On the Go. The

app has a Smart Search feature that provides quick results. The app also offers account

management, access to eBooks, eAudiobook, eMagazines, journal articles and more.

The app has special features including mobile checkout and UPC code lookup that

allows users to see if the library has the title and automatically put a hold on it. The free

app is available for most mobile devices. Search SCPL in the app stores or visit http:// to download.

Coast Guard Auxiliary to educate this weekend

The Santa Cruz/Capitola flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide free vessel

safety checks for anyone interested at the Santa Cruz Harbor launch ramp wash

station from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19. The group will also have a public

information booth at the harbor as part of national safe boating week which runs May

18 through May 24. The boating public may talk to auxiliary members about water

safety and the environment, as well as sign up for the auxiliary. For information: http://

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Rhonda Reader
May 20, 2013
Press Banner please update your website. There have been some excellent letters written. It would be nice to see them published here.

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