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September 22, 2023

News Briefs | Published Aug. 11, 2023

Police participate in ‘Operation Safe Passage’

Scotts Valley Police Department will be participating in “Operation Safe Passage” starting Aug. 10 through Aug. 25. The goal of the operation is to increase the safety of students commuting to and from school at the beginning of the new school year.

During “Operation Safe Passage,” extra officers will be working to strictly enforce traffic violations in and around all local school zones within the City of Scotts Valley.

Officers will focus on the following violations by both motorists as well as commuting students: speeding vehicles, failing to yield to pedestrians, jaywalking, juvenile bicyclists without required helmets or not properly worn, cell phone and texting violations, stop sign violations and blocking intersections.

“The new school year is an exciting time for students and parents. The majority of parents opt to accompany their children to school the first few weeks, causing a significant increase in vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The mission of ‘Operation Safe Passage’ is to provide safety and security for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians alike,” said Capt. Jayson Rutherford. “With the later SVHS start time, it will impact the north-end of the city. We want to remind motorists to give themselves extra time for their commutes and in planning around dropping off and picking up their children.”

Local author to discuss new memoir ‘Justice is Served’

Hosted by the Friends of the Scotts Valley Library, local author Leslie Karst will discuss her memoir, “Justice is Served: A Tale of Scallops, the Law, and Cooking for RBG,” on Saturday, Aug. 12, 3-4pm, in the Fireside Room at Scotts Valley Branch Library.

“Justice is Served” is Karst’s light-hearted, earnest account of the journey this unexpected challenge launched her on—starting with a trip to Paris for culinary inspiration and ending with the dinner itself. Along the way, she imparts details of Ginsburg’s transformation from a young Jewish girl from Flatbush, Brooklyn, to one of the most celebrated Supreme Court justices in the nation’s history, and shares recipes for the mouthwatering dishes she came up with as she prepared for the big night.

In addition, Karst will talk about her recently released sixth book in the Sally Solari culinary mystery series, “A Sense for Murder,” which is a fast-paced, super fun culinary cozy mystery that will have your brain working and your mouth watering. And, if you haven’t met sleuthing chef Sally yet, it’s safe to jump right in.

Both books will be available for purchase. Visit lesliekarstauthor.com for more information.

Felton library provides summer reading update, mobile clinic hours

Felton Branch Library’s annual library summer reading program ended July 31, with many hours logged by readers of all ages. Aug. 13 is the last day to pick up prizes at the library.

Felton Library Friends funded summer reading performances by Mike the Magician and Tom Noddy, The Bubble Guy, which were enjoyed by hundreds of patrons at the Felton Branch.

Starting Aug. 15, the Dignity Mobile Wellness Clinic bus will be at the Felton library, 6121 Gushee St., on the third Tuesday of every month 9am-3pm.

Services include: evaluation and treatment of episodic medical conditions; identification of medical homes for patients with chronic needs; and identification of social services and resources in the community. Services are free; donations are accepted.

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