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: www.roaringcamp.com
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: www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/SCOP_Overview.htm
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: www.campslipcover.com, 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://
santacruz.boopsie.com/ 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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