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May 25, 2022

Sempervirens Challenges People to Show Love for Nature With a Hug

With homes nestled amongst majestic oaks, redwoods and deciduous pines on steep hillsides entwined with seasonal streams or sprawling meadows that welcome wildlife, residents of Scotts Valley and the San Lorenzo Valley live in one of the more serene locations in the U.S. The beauty...

Scotts Valley Intimidated by Housing-Build Target for Next Eight Years

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Once the dust had settled on April 13 after wrangling between Monterey Bay-area municipalities, the reality of what Scotts Valley must do to help California address its chronic housing shortage came into focus. During the upcoming eight-year Regional Housing Needs Allocation cycle, Scotts Valley will...

Scotts Valley Mourns Death of SVHS Student

Carlton Keegan
When Kira Lee Martin took to the microphone on the Scotts Valley High School football field to read Psalm 23 in memory of her nephew Carlton Keegan, who died in a fatal vehicle accident, she suggested the overcast conditions were appropriate. More than 400 people...

Sexual Predator’s Bonny Doon Placement Faces New Legal Hurdle

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The Bonny Doon home Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Syda Cogliati ruled could be used as a rehabilitation site for a man who raped multiple people in the early-1980s is now the subject of a lawsuit by neighbors. With a ruling from the appeals...

SV City Council Worries Opioid Settlement Will Fund Syringe Exchange

Scotts Valley City Council
Around the bend of the San Lorenzo River from a section recently rehabilitated with long grasses, buzzing insects and wildflowers, bicycle carcasses lay strewn outside a tent. An intricate woodcarving adorned the entrance to another. A dog carried a skateboard in its mouth, tugging...

SVHS Drama Ready for Final Show of School Year

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The satirical comedy musical “Urinetown” based on the book by Greg Kotis was released in 2001. The musical, which satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement and municipal politics could have been written in any era, but it has become...

SVPD Outlines Military-Grade Weapons in its Armory

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Scotts Valley police say they don’t have much in the way of militaristic crime-fighting gear. During the April 6 Scotts Valley City Council meeting, Capt. Jayson Rutherford noted the Scotts Valley Police Department only has items that fall in a couple of the categories outlined...

Ben Lomond Man Drowns After Car Crashes into Zayante Creek

CHP investigate fatal crash
A 78-year-old Ben Lomond man died on April 7 after his vehicle went off the road and into Zayante Creek, authorities said. Don Daily was traveling southbound on Quail Hollow Road in a 2013 Kia Soul around 11am when it careened down a dirt embankment,...

Scotts Valley High Star Football Player Killed in Crash

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In the last two years, the Scotts Valley High School varsity football team only lost one game. But on March 30, a key component of that incredible success—offensive lineman Carlton Keegan, a senior sought after by college recruiters—died in a car crash. “The kids are broken...

State Eviction Protections Extended Through June

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Some California renters facing eviction at the end of March got a reprieve on March 31 when Acting Governor Eleni Kounalakis signed legislation that extends statewide protections tied to a state-run rental assistance program. Assembly Bill 2179 extends eviction protections through June 30 for Californians...


Redwood Faire

Redwood Mountain Faire returns to Roaring Camp

Hallie Greene knows what it takes to bring a community together. From her work as the district manager of the Boulder Creek Recreation and...