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July 24, 2024

SLVHS Theater Brings Off Beat Play to Fruition

For anyone who enjoys a good “whodunit” mystery, here’s the setup: The long-running soap opera ”The Bold and the Young” is in its last days. Its hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup and its heroines are slightly psychopathic....

SLVUSD Teams With Agencies on New Traffic Flow Project

SLVUSD traffic
San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District trustees eagerly poured over three new maps that outline possible solutions for traffic issues at its main campus, during an Oct. 12 study session. They were gearing up for key meetings with state and county officials about Highway 9...

SLVUSD Race Pits Silicon Valley Oil Industry Pro Against Veteran Board Member

SLVUSD
In the fast-approaching Nov. 8 election, a 38-year-old oil and gas real estate professional, with tech start-up experience, is facing off against an incumbent San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Trustee who cut her teeth in New York’s education system. Felton resident Ryan Lipert is...

Sex Abuse Suit Against Former SLVUSD Admin Moves Slowly

SLVUSD
Last week, a Solano County Superior Court judge raised concerns that the sexual abuse case against Ned Hearn, a former San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District employee, continues to drag on. Yet on Sept. 14 at the Old Solano Courthouse, Judge Christine Carringer also said...

SLVUSD Parents Blindsided by District’s Suspension of Bus Route

SLVUSD busses
Some San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District parents and students are scrambling to find a new route to school after district officials told them last week that the No. 14 “Squirrel” bus would be temporarily suspended, after Aug. 19. “It’ll be a big problem,” said...

As Pandemic Lingers, SVUSD Starts 2022-23 School Year

Scotts Valley Unified School District
Scotts Valley Unified School District students were set to return to classrooms yesterday, as administrators held their breath about how Covid-19 could affect learning during the third year of the ongoing pandemic. It may seem eons away from March 16, 2020, when schools shut down....

SVUSD Supe Unveils Fresh Approach for Year Ahead

Scotts Valley Unified School District
Here in the Scotts Valley Unified School District nerve center, the no-nonsense rural appeal of the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountain environment is evident, as is the laid-back ambiance of Santa Cruz County. A block in Superintendent Tanya Krause’s office reads “it is/WHAT IT IS.” Beside...

Local Student Shares Love of Vegan Baking Thanks to SVUSD IB Program

Scotts Valley High School
The sweet pink frosting on the lemon cookie beckons, reflecting the midday Scotts Valley sunlight. Adina Licht, 51, takes a bite of the lemon cookie and smiles in approval. Because, as a vegan treat, made with olive oil not butter by 17-year-old Emily Leishman, it’s...

Report: Community ‘Polarized’ About SVUSD’s Push for Diversity

An educational consultant’s report has found diversity efforts at Scotts Valley Unified School District have been hampered by a “pervasive fear” of how parents would react to changes and the belief such initiatives would be “obstructed by vocal community disapproval and retaliation.” Key findings of...

SLVUSD to use $25-million bond for school upgrades

SLVUSD June 8 meeting
Over the past year, the financial world has been playing the big guessing game of what will happen to interest rates as authorities seek to calm inflation without causing too much pain. School officials had been zoned-in for just such an exercise here in...

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Santa Cruz Mountains wildfire quelled quickly

A fire that grew to a half-acre in the Santa Cruz Mountains was extinguished quickly Friday morning before it could threaten the nearby communities...