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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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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...