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Timm-Timms Slate Rises Above Vice Mayor Reed In Early Results

At this time last year, Allan Timms wasn’t even an American. But by press time he had risen—if only slightly—above Scotts Valley’s Vice Mayor in his bid for a seat on Council. So, how did it feel to see some success, as the vote tallies...

Pellerin Starts Strong in Bid for Historic Assembly Seat

Former Santa Cruz County Clerk Gail Pellerin appears poised to become the first woman from Santa Cruz County to hold a seat on the State Assembly, with early returns showing 62.67% of Santa Clara County voters supporting her run for the 28th District, and...

Incumbents Win Big On School District Boards, Measure T Likely Falling Short

Along with the Derek Timm-Allan Timms slate’s strong performance at the polls, Tuesday night, both of the school board candidates they supported appeared poised for victory, too. By Wednesday, teacher Lucia Rocha-Nestler had grabbed the largest share of the Scotts Valley Unified School District Board...

Elections: Four Candidates Vie for Three SLVWD Seats

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Voting day is on Nov. 8, and several candidates for the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors are looking for your vote.  Two of the currently seated directors—Board President Gail Mahood, and Jayme Ackemann—will maintain their positions for the balance of their terms,...

Boulder Creek Residents Weigh Parks District Parcel Tax

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San Lorenzo Valley residents in Boulder Creek are gearing up to vote in a referendum on whether to pay $36 annually per parcel to support the Boulder Creek Recreation and Parks District. The capital improvement measure that will show up on the Nov. 8 ballot...

Candidate nomination period for Nov. 8 election opens

The candidate nomination period for the upcoming Nov. 8 election opened on July 18, and several potential political candidates have pulled papers to run for various offices. The Scotts Valley City Council will have two seats—those currently held by Vice-Mayor Jim Reed and City Councilman...

Kumar, Eshoo battle for House seat

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To better inform our readership for the upcoming elections, we reached out to U.S. House of Representatives Candidates, Anna Eshoo and Rishi Kumar. We reached out for thoughtful responses to these questions:   1. What skills, experience, and perspective make you the better candidate for the...

Measure A For the Health of Our Schools

Resilience, gratitude, and patience.  So much has happened since my last column in June, I don’t even know where to begin. This time last year, we were dealing with PSPS power outages that we thought were very disruptive and challenging. Little did we know… A...

Nohrden, Laird running for District 17 State Senate

Winner will oversee Santa Cruz, SLO counties; sections of Monterey, Santa Clara counties To better inform our readership for the upcoming elections, we reached out to both District 17 State Senate candidates: Vicki Nohrden and John Laird. We asked them the following questions: 1. What skills,...

Four candidates vying for SLV Water Board

As residents of Boulder Creek will tell you, having access to a clean and reliable water source is a big deal. The disruption to water services due to the CZU August Lightning Complex affected vast swaths of Boulder Creekans; from Do Not Boil orders...

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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...