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Iconic ice cream, food truck businesses change hands

LaLi Kates, founder of both Food Trucks A Go Go and Aunt LaLi’s Treats, a leader in the food truck industry, has announced the successful sale of the businesses to Josh Swart. The acquisition marks a significant milestone for all involved parties and presents exciting...

Strictly Business | A Tapestry of Art, Wine & Cheer

Uniting a community in colorful celebration is no small task. It takes a community of hard workers, creative spirits and fun-seeking individuals to weave the tapestry of the upcoming Art, Wine & Beer Festival in Scotts Valley. For years, this event has brought families, dog...

Strictly Business | Embrace the Charm: Saturdays on the Deck

Vacations are meant to be filled with adventure, curiosity and pure enjoyment. We all have ideas of how to spend our holiday time, but there’s something special about strolling along the main streets of downtown areas anywhere in the world. It’s a chance to...

ATM stolen from Spanky’s Café

After consecutive break-ins, Spanky’s Café in Ben Lomond is now missing an ATM. The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office confirmed deputies responded to a report of a burglary at an establishment along the 9500 block of Highway 9 on May 12. “An ATM was stolen from...

Strictly Business | Lessons from Horses: The Power of Intention

As someone who has held management and leadership positions for most of my career, I was intrigued to learn more about how working with horses can improve leadership skills in the workplace. I had the opportunity to meet Razelle Janice Drescher, owner of Intentional...

Ben Lomond resident takes helm at Coffee 9

Mo L’Esperance got her start into food service at a pizza place in Southern California. “I got hired as a cashier,” she recalled. “Within two weeks I was in the back cooking, because it was more fun.” And after stints “back-of-house” in San Francisco, along the...

Ben Lomond businesses rejoice as Highway 9 reopens

The March 31 reopening of Highway 9 south of Ben Lomond, after months where crews fought to clear a landslide and repair the San Lorenzo Valley lifeline, has brought plenty of joy to the spirits of Ben Lomond business owners. Raffaele Cristallo, the proprietor of...

Boulder Creek man turns passion for knives into burgeoning business

Boulder Creek resident Lee Ross wanted a knife since he was 7 years old. His parents got him one after he turned 8. “I still have the stitch marks to show for it,” he says, wistfully, ruminating on the value of a good blade, following...

San Lorenzo Valley welcomes new restaurants

San Lorenzo Valley residents, rejoice! Our taste buds have been invited to dance with two new restaurants: Aroma in Ben Lomond and The Grove in Felton. Read on to learn more about each. Aroma presents local flare Chef Mario Ibarra is a well-known and beloved part...

Salesforce Cancels Contract with Retreat Center

Salesforce 1440 Multiversity
As Silicon Valley’s post-pandemic pullback continues, the 100 promised jobs at Scotts Valley’s 1440 Multiversity are the latest to have hit the chopping block, as Salesforce axed its contract with the retreat center. Employees have been scrambling to find new employment and nonprofit service providers...

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Emergency guardrail repairs result in daytime lane closures for Highway 17...

Maintenance crews will be performing emergency repairs to the guardrail in the median on Highway 17 near Scotts Valley on Monday, April 22. Travelers...