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October 23, 2021

Scotts Valley Kiwanis help local cafe

Scotts Valley Kiwanis auntie mame's
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....

Casa Nostra comes to Scotts Valley

HOME AWAY FROM HOME Ibarra (left) and Cristallo (right) proudly welcome customers to their new location on Mount Hermon Road.
Mario Ibarra and Raffaele Cristallo, co-owners of the beloved Ben Lomond restaurant, Casa Nostra, opened a new location in Scotts Valley this week. After nine delicious years off Highway 9 and months of hard work converting their new location, their dishes will be available for...

An entrepreneur with a giving spirit

What do you get when you combine a community builder, entrepreneur and innovative problem solver? Greg Wimp. In 2020, Greg, owner of four local Togo’s businesses in Santa Cruz County, donated thousands of sandwiches throughout our county to fire evacuees, first responders, frontline workers, salon...

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...

Local author publishes second book, Journey to Heal

UC Santa Cruz librarian and local author Wei Wei published her second book, Journey to Heal, this Jan. The work features 24 nature photos accompanied by poetry reflecting on her healing process after the loss of her father. “It was very hard for me when...

Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce announces its 2020 award winners

scotts valley chamber awards
The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce continued its tradition of year-end awards for individuals, projects and businesses that have contributed great value to Scotts Valley.  Bruno’s Bar and Grill Owner Joanne Guzman, SVHS Principal Michael Hanson, and SVHS student Anika Mistry were amongst the 2020...

Philanthropic ‘heroes’ of Scotts Valley receive community’s support

Mari and Ed Rossi
Mari and Ed Rossi are well known throughout Scotts Valley and beyond for their generosity, whether providing free meals to disadvantaged students, dropping Christmas gifts off at the Rebele Family Center or offering scholarships for the Boys and Girls Club. Recently, the couple has...

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...

New loan, grant opportunities arise for small businesses

Scotts Valley business
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...

VCU FUNdraiser a big success

valley churches united
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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Police: Child Nearly Stolen From Grandfather’s Arms

A woman in her mid-30s is facing a felony child abduction charge after she tried to steal a toddler in Scotts Valley, authorities said. Several...