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June 5, 2023

Scotts Valley tech start-up aims to shake up global biz payments industry

Inside the Shell station at Scotts Valley Drive and Mt. Hermon Road, right next to the ATM there’s a similar-looking cryptocurrency dispenser where a person can buy the Ethereum cryptocurrency “Ether” with cash. But if a person takes Glen Canyon Road under the freeway and...

Think Local First

Last year challenged us, not just globally and nationally, but, especially, locally. We know what happened here with the businesses shutting down and stay-at-home demands. Compounded by our local fires, we witnessed firsthand how small local towns band together and support their own. I...

Sutter officials cite need for more family docs in Q&A with community

Urgent Care Meeting
Maybe the “sense of abandonment” felt by locals due to Sutter Health’s move to nix its Scotts Valley urgent care site wouldn’t be so profound had officials included the community in its decision-making? It was one of many questions and pointed suggestions shared during a...

Felton Feed picks up the pieces after car smashes into storefront

Felton Feed
Chantal Vaughan was at work as a manager at Felton Feed & Pet Supply on May 23 when her world was shaken—figuratively and literally—by a driver who lost control of his car and careened into the front of her store, leaving shattered glass and...

Ben Lomond youth theater returns to in-person shows

Little People’s Repertory Theater
Each year, Ben Lomond’s Little People’s Repertory Theater (LPRT) for children 8-14 hosts its annual summer theater program, culminating in a public performance that’s part campy, part sci-fi, part Marvel-ous and 100% original. In 2020, LPRT Executive Director Jannine Chadwick held her breath as she...

Couple opening ballroom studio as dance community emerges from lockdown

arthur murray scotts valley
Scotts Valley is signed up to a new future of dance, with a ballroom franchise set to open a location within weeks. From salsa to cumbia, swing, Viennese waltz and tango, the owners of the new Arthur Murray location are thrilled to teach local residents...

Faultline Brewing joins Scotts Valley Hangar development

Faultline Brewing
With Covid-19 travel restrictions easing, borders opening and the relaxation of mask mandates at popular destinations, people are once again turning their attention to what used to be a familiar gateway for many Americans—the airport. For those who remain wary of venturing out into the...

Ribbon-cutting marks milestone in Scotts Valley’s post-pandemic recovery

Scotts valley chamber
The evening sun shone golden on a jovial outdoor gathering at Kings Village Shopping Center on June 24, as the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce declared the city open for business. The symbolic gesture, representing progress made by the U.S. government in rolling vaccines out...

FBI investigates Scotts Valley businessman with ties to Giuliani

George Dickson III
The FBI on June 22 visited the Aptos home of a man with ties to New York attorney Rudy Giuliani for a “court-authorized law enforcement activity,” the FBI confirmed Monday. An FBI spokesperson declined to comment further on the investigation into Scotts Valley businessman George...

Locals express optimism, confusion on big Californian ‘opening day’

Santa Cruz Mountain reopen
While June 15 marked the day California was to return to “business as usual,” according to California Gov. Gavin Newsom, local residents were all over the map as far as how they said they’d react to “opening up.” On Tuesday, California ditched its system of...



Judge rejects Caltrans’ effort to quash Hwy 9 verdict

A Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge threw out the California Department of Transportation’s request for a new trial in a case where a...