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March 25, 2023

SVHS Drama Ready for Final Show of School Year

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The satirical comedy musical “Urinetown” based on the book by Greg Kotis was released in 2001. The musical, which satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement and municipal politics could have been written in any era, but it has become...

SLVUSD Bands Persevere

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San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District’s Music Director Carey Liston knows the show must go on.  Despite rapid-fire setbacks for her band members ranging from elementary to high school students, Liston has somehow managed to not only maintain her current ledger of students but expand...

Technical Education Classes Prep Students for Changing Work World

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The birds are trilling from the dense evergreens. Reggae music wafts from a Bluetooth speaker hanging on a fence behind the San Lorenzo Valley High School football field. Just beyond, a greenhouse is home to innovative studies giving students a leg up in an...

Fundraising Efforts for SLVHS Grad Night Begin

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In the grand tradition of senior year events, San Lorenzo Valley High School and its sister school, Coast Redwood, are returning to their roots with an in-person grad night celebration. The time, effort and costs required to pull off a successful event for graduating seniors...

School Mask Mandates to End After March 11

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Students throughout Santa Cruz County will no longer be required to wear masks while at school after March 11. The announcement, signed by the County’s 11 school superintendents, came Monday after California Gov. Gavin Newsom, along with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Washington Gov. Jay...

SLV Charter Info Nights Upcoming

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It’s known as Charter 25 because San Lorenzo Valley Charter School was the 25th charter school to be approved after California introduced the educational option in 1992. But unlike in some communities, where independent charters have raised questions among some parents who worry about the...

Scotts Valley boy’s suicide prompts calls for SVUSD to address issues

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Red was 15-year-old Scotts Valley High School freshman Mateo Deihl’s favorite color. Now, attendees at his Celebration of Life, to be held at Roaring Camp in Felton on Saturday, have been asked to adorn themselves in this hue, in his memory. The boy is to...

SLVUSD Receives Update On Traffic Plan

The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District received an update about Highway 9 traffic improvement plans last month. Sarah Christensen, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s senior transportation engineer told trustees that while proper road upgrades are still a ways off, serious progress is...

4-H Club Proposal for SLVHS Nixed

A 17-year-old San Lorenzo Valley High School junior was disappointed to learn, last week, that her passionate advocacy for a 4-H program on campus wouldn’t get the blessing of school district administrators. Speaking to the Press Banner just before the Jan. 19 San Lorenzo Valley...

SLVHS Drama Ready for Return to Stage

The San Lorenzo Valley High School drama department has had to reinvent itself a few times in the last 18 months. From canceling its on-stage production of “Chicago” after opening weekend due to the arrival of Covid-19, to pressing forward with live, online productions...



Cleanup ongoing after storm hits Santa Cruz Mountains

About 17,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers across the county were out of power on Wednesday as Department of Transportation (Caltrans) crews worked...

Floods Ravage Region