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June 23, 2024

Investigation Underway After Discarded Ballots Found on Sugarloaf Road

discarded ballots
A rural site about four miles from the Santa Cruz Mountains summit is now the focus of a federal investigation by the agency that probes mail system misdeeds. That’s because this patch of ground along Sugarloaf Road, just north of Scotts Valley, is where one...

Elections: Four Candidates Vie for Three SLVWD Seats

SLVWD
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,...

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...

Boulder Creek Residents Weigh Parks District Parcel Tax

Boulder Creek Recreation and Parks District
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...

Scotts Valley education tax easily clears bar, as fire hall funding hangs in the balance

The tax to raise money for public education sailed to success as nearly a third of Scotts Valley came out to cast a ballot, while a tax for a new fire hall hung in the balance. A total of 3,246 people voted (72.57%) in the...

Decker seeks to improve county-wide operations as Fifth District supervisor candidate

Tom Decker
No matter your age, applying for a new job is a stressful situation. As a potential candidate, you’re embarking on a journey filled with unknowns while forging a path toward success. Even if friends, family and neighbors convince you to upend your life and...

Scotts Valley Fire District tax fails by less than 1%

Local firefighters posted to Erba Lane had been hoping to get funding for a new fire station this Christmas season, but it looks like they’ll be stuck exercising in the garage and sleeping in windowless rooms for the foreseeable future, as Measure W failed...

Primary Election 2024: Martinez carves out healthy lead in supervisor race to replace McPherson

Election vote
Nonprofit CEO Monica Martinez has dominated in her race against three others in the Santa Cruz County Fifth District primary election, capturing more than 46% of the vote, with software company founder Christopher Bradford getting 21.5%. That’s according to results released March 15 by the...

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News Briefs | Published June 21, 2024

Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade route extended this year Scotts Valley Police Department has announced the annual Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade and...