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February 5, 2023

San Lorenzo Valley residents express concerns over storm recovery

Last Thursday, Jan. 19, the meeting room at Zayante Fire Department was packed to the rafters with local residents pleading for more information on storm recovery and disaster relief.  The catastrophic series of storms that pounded the region beginning in December 2022 left homes flooded,...

Scotts Valley’s new council hands out committee appointments

During their first regularly scheduled meeting of the year on Jan. 18, Scotts Valley Council members handed out committee appointments for the upcoming year. Mayor Jack Dilles prepared the list, which was included as part of the consent calendar, and it was approved unanimously. The...

Supervisors push for emergency services in Loma Prieta

Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently approved a plan aimed at improving emergency response planning and communication in the Loma Prieta area of the Santa Cruz Mountains, a community that straddles the Santa Cruz and Santa Clara County lines. Earlier, in November, Supervisor Joe...

Another mudslide hits Green Hills Road

Scotts Valley issued an emergency order this weekend after another mudslide closed Green Hills Road and storms shut down Highway 17 and took out Glenwood Drive. This announcement followed the County of Santa Cruz proclaiming an emergency Jan. 3. “Overall, Scotts Valley fared better than so...

Bonny Doon Residents Cope With Storm Damage

In the face of massive storms, Helena Powell’s home on Quail Drive at Pine Flat Road hasn’t been impacted as badly as some, but she still had her hands full. On Tuesday afternoon, Powell stood beside a large pine tree that used to be rooted...

Ben Lomond Man Dies in Highway Crash

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A 61-year-old man from Ben Lomond died after his car veered off Highway 17 and smashed into a metal pole Sunday. Just before 9am, Thomas Jacobson was approaching El Rancho Drive northbound when his 1991 Honda left the road for an unknown reason. Investigators say it’s...

YMCA Camp Campbell evacuated to Scotts Valley

About 170 students were evacuated from a science camp at the YMCA location in Boulder Creek Wednesday afternoon. The remote camp is only accessible by a small bridge that authorities worried could fail in the stormy weather. Students from Silicon Valley and the East Bay were...

SLV Museum Board President looks toward future

For nearly 15 years, Lisa Robinson has had her hand in the development and trajectory of the San Lorenzo Valley Museum.  With two locations—one in Boulder Creek and the other in Felton—Robinson oversees both venues and works closely with her staff to arrange exhibits, write...

Ukrainian family, reunited, spends first Christmas together in Scotts Valley

Last Christmas, the Ziniak family left their home in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, and headed on a fun trip across the Carpathian Mountains. When the Russian invasion of their country began in February, Vasyl stayed behind while his wife fled to Poland—and then to the San Lorenzo...

Illegal-Search Settlement Talks Delayed Due to Lawyer’s Health Issues

In 2019, Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge John Gallagher told Darin Matthews the warrant he’d issued to law enforcement didn’t give police the right to search his vehicle. But that’s what had happened on Feb. 19 that year, as the UCSC administrator was headed...

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San Lorenzo Valley Water assesses storm damage at $4M

Now that January’s series of atmospheric rivers has finally let up, the San Lorenzo Valley Water District has come up with a calculation of...