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October 23, 2021

Scotts Valley Interim City Manager Comes in With Wealth of Experience

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Scotts Valley has hired an interim city manager, as it begins its search for a permanent replacement for Tina Friend, who recently took the city manager position in Coronado. Brian Haddix, a retired long-time municipal employee from the Central Valley, says he’s thrilled to be...

Scotts Valley Asks RTC to Fund Overpass Improvements

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The city of Scotts Valley took a step forward in renovating a key community corridor—a thoroughfare that runs above Highway 17. In a special meeting on Sept. 29, the Scotts Valley City Council voted unanimously to seek grant funds via the Santa Cruz County Regional...

Nonprofit Looks for County’s Young Leaders

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A local nonprofit has launched a drive to help young people have a bigger say in the development of the county. The United Way of Santa Cruz County is currently seeking members for a Youth Action Network, a new project meant to provide Gen Z...

Scotts Valley Chamber gala goes virtual

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The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce will host “Stayin’ Alive,” its virtual awards gala, on Mar. 13 from 6-8pm on their Facebook page and the My Scotts Valley Facebook page. The event will feature music and dance, celebrate the 2020 Community Award winners and raise...

Local quilt group has donated 1,000 covers to fire-impacted families

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Firefighters throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains were blanketed in surprise on June 29 when three women showed up with a number of free, hand-made quilts. Almost 80 firefighters from the Boulder Creek, Felton, Zayante and Ben Lomond fire protection districts received the gifts, which were...

SLVUSD Superintendent Laurie Bruton to retire

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The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District (SLVUSD) is preparing to welcome kids back into the classroom, just as the current Superintendent Laurie Bruton is bidding those same students farewell. After seven years of service to the district, she recently announced that she is retiring...

Scotts Valley’s Jeremy Kain wins 1,600 at state championship

Jeremy Kain
Scotts Valley High School star distance runner Jeremy Kain continued his record-breaking season with a victory in the 1,600-meter run in 4 minutes, 10.91 seconds at June 26’s California State Track and Field Championships at Arcadia High School. “It ranks probably as number one,” Kain...

SVUSD kids worry of discrimination, survey finds

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The Scotts Valley Unified School District trustees on June 15 heard the results of a student survey that highlighted the nurturing aspects of its learning environment, but also the challenges administrators face in making sure all pupils feel welcome. The anonymous questionnaire was completed with...

Scotts Valley Recognized for Good Bookkeeping

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The professional association that represents more than 21,000 government finance officers across North America has given Scotts Valley its highest accolade. On Sept. 21, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced it had awarded the Certificate of Achievement for...

Felton Fire event kicks off application process for potential first responders

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The sun glinted off of the fire apparatus that had been pulled out of the Felton Fire Protection District’s station. On Sunday, teams of volunteer firefighters were outside and inside the station’s bay, helping to usher and spot participants through a series of practical...



Police: Child Nearly Stolen From Grandfather’s Arms

A woman in her mid-30s is facing a felony child abduction charge after she tried to steal a toddler in Scotts Valley, authorities said. Several...