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June 30, 2022

New loan, grant opportunities arise for small businesses

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After a greatly stressful year, 2021 will begin with many economic opportunities for small business owners in Scotts Valley.  The newest federal stimulus package, passed by Congress on Dec. 21, will begin to benefit small business owners and many others this January. The state has...

Organizations push importance of shopping local this holiday

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The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce put on a Holiday Passport Event on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 28. More than 100 families traveled throughout commercial Scotts Valley to 36 local businesses in a safe and spirited fashion. At each business, households received a stamp, children...

A guide to takeout dining in San Lorenzo Valley

The following is a comprehensive list of restaurants open for takeout during the shelter-in-place order. Are we missing your business? Please contact [email protected] to have your establishment added to the list. Restaurants Bella’s Cafe: 13132 CA-9, Boulder Creek. Phone: 217-5070. Menu: bit.ly/2XbvcjS.Boulder Creek Country Club Bar...

Scotts Valley Housing Project Advances

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The Scotts Valley Planning Commission voted unanimously to allow a 16-unit condominium project “The Encore at 4104” to move forward at its Aug. 12 meeting. In an interview with the Press Banner, Commissioner Steve Horlock said he was pleased with the look of the 35-foot,...

Covid-19 restrictions loosen as Santa Cruz County sees fewer cases

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—California health officials on Tuesday moved Santa Cruz County into the less restrictive “Moderate” or Orange tier, meaning that several businesses can reopen and welcome in more customers. The move means that the county is seeing 1-3.9 new cases per 100,00 in population....

Felton Music Hall and Roaring Camp team up for summer concert series

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With many Santa Cruz County venues trying to crack the code for live music’s Covid-era return, Felton Music Hall has announced it will be trying something radical this summer: pods.  “Sometimes when you’re forced to make changes, great things come about,” said Cory Atkinson, who...

Scotts Valley Kiwanis help local cafe

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The Scotts Valley Kiwanis Club on Feb. 12 presented Norma Garcia, the owner of Auntie Mame’s, with a $950 check to replace outdoor canopies destroyed by a windstorm. According to Kiwanis President Ray Gorski a member reached out to Garcia after the Jan. 18 storm....

Scotts Valley Economic Task Force gears up for next event

On Feb. 13, the Scotts Valley Economic Recovery Task Force will host its next event, #ScottsValleyLove from 10am to 6pm. Much like the organization’s holiday open house, residents will pick up goodie bags and visit many businesses throughout town, earning treats and trinkets at each...

Scotts Valley, SLV housing markets skyrocket as Bay Area prices climb

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Realtor Robert Aldana of Keller Williams Realty recalls with clarity the moment the tide changed for Scotts Valley’s real estate market.  Earlier this year, Aldana finalized the sale of a home near Skypark for about $1.4 million—signaling a major shift in the industry for the...

VCU FUNdraiser a big success

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At a time when residents of the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley are struggling with losses experienced in multiple crises, gifts of food or financial support can make all the difference to a local family. Enter Valley Churches United (VCU), a highly-regarded and essential...

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Real-World Scare Briefly Halts ‘Active Shooter’ Drill

Officers and firefighters running through “active shooter” drills at Scotts Valley High School had to make a quick shift into a real-world situation on...