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Scotts Valley Rotary awards scholarships to local students

Scotts Valley Rotary Club provided 43 students from Scotts Valley middle and high schools with a certificate of recognition award for outstanding academics, visual and performing arts and community service at a recent awards ceremony at Regeneration Church.  The club also provided six college scholarships...

City of Scotts Valley hosts wildfire preparedness, homeowners insurance workshop Tuesday

City of Scotts Valley
City of Scotts Valley is hosting a free community Wildfire Preparedness and Homeowners Insurance Workshop on Tuesday, May 14, from 6-8pm at the Scotts Valley Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 251 Kings Village Road. This event is dedicated to educating the public on crucial measures...

Photos | Santa Cruz Mountains’ Makers Market showcases local talent

Makers Market
Though a few clouds seemed to stand almost static in the afternoon sunshine in Felton, a pleasant breeze coursed through the wild grasses at Hallcrest Vineyards during the 11th annual Makers Market on Sunday. The community event celebrates art and music in the Santa...

San Lorenzo Valley schools grapple with declining enrollment post-Covid, wildfires

San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District
San Lorenzo Valley classrooms still have hundreds of students fewer than they did before the coronavirus pandemic and massive wildfires rocked the region. While San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District administrators point to figures showing enrollment increases at its elementary schools, a continued decrease in...

News Briefs | Published May 10, 2024

News Briefs
Roaring Camp plans Mother’s Day Brunch Make Mother’s Day memorable for mom on her special day by treating her to Roaring Camp’s Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet and train ride on May 12. Enjoy an elegant and delectable brunch while listening to soothing live music from local...

SLV Elementary hosts Gatsby Auction Gala next Friday for school fundraising efforts

In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “The Great Gatsby,” a novel about wealth, decadence and privilege set in the Jazz Age on New York’s Long Island. That setting of speakeasies, hedonistic virtues and flappers will come to life on May 17 at Roaring Camp...

Highway 9 closures scheduled next week for tree work

Roadwork
A section of Highway 9 will be closed from Lower Glen Arbor Road to Upper Glen Arbor on Tuesday, May 14, through Thursday, May 16, from 9am-3pm. This closure is necessary so that Caltrans can perform work on various trees between Scenic Way and Woodland...

Longtime rec manager sues City of Scotts Valley for disability discrimination

Scotts Valley City Hall
Kristin Ard, a longtime municipal worker who’s been battling cancer, is suing the City of Scotts Valley for disability discrimination. Known affectionately around town as “Kard,” she was at the helm of the Recreation Division since taking over from Conrad Sudduth in 2012. Back then, according...

‘Let’s Talk About It’ event fosters understanding and connection across differences

LTAI
Have you ever felt uncomfortable around someone or didn’t like someone, but you had never met them? You had an adverse reaction based on their appearance or a snippet of information about them in the media? On Saturday, May 18, from 1-4pm at the Scotts...

Volunteers shine at ‘Be The Difference’ Awards

Purdys
On May 8, the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz is throwing a fête to honor the contributions of those who give their time, talent and treasure to local agencies. Hosted at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz, the Be The Difference Awards 2024 event...

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park launches summer shuttle service for weekends,...

Just in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, California State Parks and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks have announced that access...