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September 23, 2022

SVHS Haunted House Adjust, Readies to Petrify Attendees

Frightened of a blank calendar this Halloween? Never fear. There are many fun and Covid-19-safe opportunities this year.  According to a 1,000-parent survey conducted by See’s Candies, a little over 50 percent of families plan to stay in this Halloween, with a movie. However, for...

Local emergency extended, Koenig sworn in to Board of Supervisors

Manu Koenig Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors
SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to extend the emergency declarations that came in the wake of the CZU August Lightning Complex fires. The County first proclaimed a local emergency related to the fires on Aug. 19...

CZU Complex could expand unit’s ‘fuel’ reductions

czu fire
The Cal Fire San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit (CZU) had a plan of how to handle the lightning strikes that eventually set off one of the most destructive fires in the history of the state: the now-infamous CZU August Lightning Complex. “We followed the plan to...

SLVWD plans $10 per month increase to fund CZU rebuild

SLVWD
The humming, buzzing and echoing inside the Boulder Creek facility that prepares drinking water for the San Lorenzo Valley makes one feel like they’re at an aquatic center. That the San Lorenzo Valley Water District uses a chlorine disinfection process (sodium hydrochloride)—alongside the tiny...

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 witnesses reported the attempted kidnapping Tuesday, as the woman tried to wrest the 3-year-old girl away from her grandfather, according...

Evacuations ordered

County officials warn of debris flows and high winds SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Cal Fire CZU announced Monday morning that many evacuation warnings were updated to orders for swaths of the San Lorenzo Valley, including most of Boulder Creek and various areas of Ben Lomond and Felton...

SVUSD Supe Unveils Fresh Approach for Year Ahead

Scotts Valley Unified School District
Here in the Scotts Valley Unified School District nerve center, the no-nonsense rural appeal of the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountain environment is evident, as is the laid-back ambiance of Santa Cruz County. A block in Superintendent Tanya Krause’s office reads “it is/WHAT IT IS.” Beside...

Santa Cruz Pop Warner Wins National Title

santa cruz seahawks
If life is a compilation of goals dreamed and achieved, then the members of Santa Cruz’ Pop Warner Seahawks have set themselves up for a life of success.  On Dec. 12, the team of 24 Santa Cruz County kids rocked the Camping World Stadium in...

Felton Feed picks up the pieces after car smashes into storefront

Felton Feed
Chantal Vaughan was at work as a manager at Felton Feed & Pet Supply on May 23 when her world was shaken—figuratively and literally—by a driver who lost control of his car and careened into the front of her store, leaving shattered glass and...

KBCZ celebrates expansion

KBCZ Radio
It was out with the old and in with the new, as Boulder Creek’s little radio station that could, KBCZ, transitioned from its longtime frequency of 90.1 FM to its new, expanded home at 89.3 FM on May 27.  Sparkling cider was poured and fans...

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Timm-Timms Slate Attempts to Unseat Vice Mayor Reed In Nov. 8...

Councilmember Derek Timm has teamed up with recording plug-in company executive Allan Timms in a bid to unseat Vice Mayor Jim Reed, who Timm...