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County’s Cannabis Tax Revenues See Major Drop

Santa Cruz County is seeing a decline in its cannabis industry, with tax revenues falling far short of projections for the 2021-22 fiscal year. County officials say that current revenues of $1.68 million are lagging behind projections by more than $1 million, and by $1.6...

Humble Sea Tavern Opens in Felton

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If there was any question as to whether residents of the San Lorenzo Valley were ready to relax a bit after two years of a deadly pandemic, one need only look to the crowd outside of Felton’s newest eatery, Humble Sea Tavern. Since opening its...

Ben Lomond Business Revels in History

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According to a historical inventory application, the Hessey House, aka the “pink house” at the southern entrance to Ben Lomond, is the oldest business/residence in the village. The story of the building, built by Thomas Hessey after he moved to town in the 1890s, tells...

Felton Springing Into Season With Sidewalk Sale This Saturday

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The Downtown Felton Association is welcoming people from around the region to the 2nd Annual Downtown Felton Spring Sidewalk Sale & Open House Saturday. Christy Shults, the director of the organization, said the event, which runs from noon to 6pm, is a continuation of programming...

Strictly Business | AI in Small Town America: Part II

In today’s news and on social media, you've probably heard the phrase, “The Genie is out of the Bottle,” referring to Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a “new” technology. But let’s take a step back in time. AI research dates back to the 1950s and...

The Making of Superheroes in Business

When you think of superheroes’ characteristics, what comes to mind? You might think they have superpowers and they fight against oppression and wrongdoing. But in business today, just being fair is nothing compared to having the ability to lead and engage others to become their...

Scotts Valley Ballroom Dance Studio Welcomes Interested Students

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Back in July 2021, when the Press Banner reported that Richard Myers and his wife Marianne were planning to open a ballroom dance studio in Scotts Valley, the pandemic appeared to be waning. There was a sense of eagerness at their Arthur Murray location in...

Supply Chain Issues Give Local Businesses Headaches

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Ron Clements, Jr. first came to understand the significance of the current supply chain issues at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The owner of Scotts Valley Market had heard people were fighting for toilet paper at Costco, so he figured he better get...

Ben Lomond dog grooming salon opens next month

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When Ben Lomond-bred Erica Costella noticed the marijuana shopkeepers vacating their space next to Henry’s Automotive and Masood’s Liquor & Deli recently, she sprang into action. “They just closed down and got their stuff out one day,” she said. “I saw they were moving all...

Cannabis Grow Proposal Heads Back to Planning Commission

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In a business matter that’s highlighted a tussle between Planning Commissioners and County of Santa Cruz staff, the Commission has been handed a second chance to properly deny a cannabis cultivation operation proposal in Upper Zayante. Local residents are trying to stop it, arguing it...


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State certifies Scotts Valley’s Housing Element on first try

During a report at the April 3 Council meeting, Scotts Valley City Manager Mali LaGoe announced the California Department of Housing and Community Development...