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May 26, 2022

Cruise Coffee Company, The Hot Pink Box Dessert Co. team up for new bakery

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Erin Buchla, owner of Cruise Coffee Company, and Branddi Palmer, owner of The Hot Pink Box Dessert Co., plan to open a new bakery in the Cavallaro Transit Center at 246 Kings Village Road some time in May. The new shop, dubbed Cruise Coffee Company...

Amusement parks allowed to reopen in red tier starting next month

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Outdoor amusement parks in California counties in the red tier of the state’s Covid-19 reopening plan will be allowed to welcome back customers next month, the California Department of Public Health announced Friday afternoon. Live outdoor sporting events and performances will, too, be...

Santa Cruz County moves to red tier

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Santa Cruz County is moving to the red tier of the state’s Covid-19 reopening plan starting Wednesday, as predicted last week.  That means several indoor business operations can reopen starting Wednesday, including indoor dining, aquariums, museums, dance studios, gyms and movie theaters, all of which have...

Fully vaccinated people can have small gatherings indoors, CDC says

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued long-awaited guidance to Americans fully vaccinated against Covid-19, freeing them to take some liberties that the unvaccinated should not, including gathering indoors with others who are fully vaccinated without precautions while still adhering to...

Santa Cruz woman dies in DUI crash

BOULDER CREEK—A 24-year-old Santa Cruz woman died late Thursday night in a solo-vehicle DUI crash in Boulder Creek. California Highway Patrol officer Sam Courtney said Chyanne Pilgreen, 21, of Ben Lomond was driving a 2004 Nissan Xterra northbound on Highway 9 north of Boulder Creek...

Fires, Covid don’t stop family from persevering

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Reagen Stanger entered the world during the most challenging time her family has known. Born on Sept. 2, 2020, the now 6-month-old baby took her first breath as the CZU August Lightning Complex fires forced mass evacuations locally and Covid-19 cases raged around the...

Santa Cruz County could move out of most restrictive tier next week

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Santa Cruz County is expected to move from the purple “widespread” tier to the less restrictive red “substantial” tier when the state updates its tier assignments next week, County Health Officer Dr. Gail Newel said. That means several indoor business operations could reopen on March...

Valley schools welcome students back after year marred by Covid

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After vaccinating roughly 4,500 teachers and staff, County Office of Education Superintendent Faris Sabbah, alongside 10 school district superintendents, announced on Feb. 25 to more than 700 attendees that public districts would begin full hybridization in March. “Throughout the pandemic students, parents and school personnel...

Biden Vows Enough Vaccine ‘for Every Adult American’ by End of May

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the United States was “on track” to have enough supply of coronavirus vaccines “for every adult in America by the end of May,” accelerating his effort to deliver the nation from the worst public health crisis in a...

Suspected arsonist arrested in connection to recent fires in Felton

A woman suspected of committing at least one arson, and possibly as many as five others, was arrested Feb. 28, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ashley Keehn announced. Tanya Posey, 39, was charged with felony arson. She was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail...


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...