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Newsom: new stay-at-home order likely to hit Central Coast

Watsonville coronavirus
SACRAMENTO—New stay-at-home orders issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday will be based on intensive care unit capacity in five regions in California. Newsom said that much of the state will likely be under the stay-at-home orders within the next few days if ICU capacity...

Covid-19 outbreak linked to show at Felton Music Hall

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At least four concertgoers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus after attending a Grateful Dead-themed performance in Felton, although none had to be hospitalized, Santa Cruz County health officials said Tuesday. “That meets the definition of an outbreak,” said Santa Cruz County spokesperson Jason...

Understanding Emotions of Kids, Teens and Helping Them Cope

Maaliea Wilbur TherapyWorks Being a kid or teen is hard. It’s even harder in 2020. Kids are resilient, but they also have emotions just like adults. They get anxious, stressed, sad, angry and depressed. It is one of our goals at TherapyWorks to provide resources and...

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...

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

Watsonville coronavirus
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....

Orange Tier status reopens more valley businesses

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On Oct. 27 Santa Cruz County entered the Orange Tier of the state’s Covid-19 reopening plan. The lowered rate of positive tests has enabled many more businesses to open with precautions, such as indoor waxing and bookstores, and increased capacity at restaurants, movie theaters...

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...

State imposes more Covid restrictions as cases increase

Watsonville coronavirus
SANTA CRUZ—Santa Cruz County on Tuesday moved back to the more restrictive red tier of the state's Covid-19 reopening plan, meaning that many businesses and services must once again take a step back in their services, and in the customers they can allow in. According...

Toys For Tots cancels public donation sites

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This year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Toys For Tots will not be hosting public collection sites for toy donations for the first time in its history. Normally, the collection points at fire stations and businesses throughout the county are responsible for the lion’s share...

City officials view budget with cautious optimism, feel pressure from SVPOA

Scotts Valley Police budget
SCOTTS VALLEY—After declaring a fiscal emergency in January and facing unanticipated difficulties due to the pandemic, City of Scotts Valley officials made several budgetary decisions seeking momentary relief. They implemented a hiring freeze, reduced supplies and services and trimmed community services funding, among other...

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News Briefs | Published May 17, 2024

Brook Lomond Iris Farm hosts Sale and Show this weekend Brook Lomond Iris Farm in Ben Lomond opens its gardens to the public on May...