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September 23, 2022

Target announces opening date for Scotts Valley store

After months of anticipation, Scotts Valley residents now have an answer to one of their burning questions. Target Corp. announced Monday it will be launching its Scotts Valley store on Sept. 25. “At approximately 55,000 square feet, the store will bring an easy, safe, and convenient...

Report Spells Out Scotts Valley’s Options for Wastewater System Upgrade

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Last week, Scotts Valley held the unboxing of the $79,873 wastewater study it ordered for itself from Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Inc., during its regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Aug. 17. But unlike a small gadget shipped from Amazon, what the elected officials do with the...

Scotts Valley Weighs New Approaches to CalPERS Commitments

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It’s been a wild ride for Scotts Valley over the past several years, as it’s watched its future pension costs skyrocket, drop down slightly and then start to rise again. Since fiscal 2013, the City’s “Unfunded Accrued Liability” (the difference between what it thinks it’ll...

Local Candidates Set for Nov. 8 Election

The candidate nomination period for the upcoming November election closed on Aug. 12, and three people came forward to run for Scotts Valley City Council. Incumbents Derek Timm and Jim Reed are running for reelection while Allan Timms will try to unseat one of them...

SLVUSD Parents Blindsided by District’s Suspension of Bus Route

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Some San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District parents and students are scrambling to find a new route to school after district officials told them last week that the No. 14 “Squirrel” bus would be temporarily suspended, after Aug. 19. “It’ll be a big problem,” said...

Santa Cruz Art Show Highlights CZU Survivors’ Stories, Talents

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In August of 2020, local artist Mary May Tartaro almost lost it all. She and her family lived on 25 acres in the San Lorenzo Valley with multiple buildings on their property, including their family home, Tartaro’s artist studio, her son’s cabin, a guest...

Art, Wine & Beer Festival Returns This Weekend To Skypark

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It’s back! On Aug. 20-21, from 10am to 6pm on Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday, the very best brewers, vintners and artists will collect on the lawn to celebrate the end of summer at the annual Art, Wine and Beer Festival held...

Homelessness Update Shows Mixed Results In Santa Cruz County

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Santa Cruz County has reduced homelessness among families by 59% compared to 2019, even as overall homelessness in the county increased by 6%.  That’s according to preliminary results of the county’s biannual Point-In-Time (PIT) count released Aug. 5 by the Housing for Health Partnership. Santa Cruz...

KBCZ’s Annual Fundraiser a Community Celebration

The tie-dye and classic rock shirts abounded. Punk and heavy metal riffs wafted through their air. People of all ages beat the heat by plunging into the San Lorenzo River. It was all part of the fun at Junction Park in Boulder Creek on Aug....

As Pandemic Lingers, SVUSD Starts 2022-23 School Year

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Scotts Valley Unified School District students were set to return to classrooms yesterday, as administrators held their breath about how Covid-19 could affect learning during the third year of the ongoing pandemic. It may seem eons away from March 16, 2020, when schools shut down....


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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...