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May 25, 2022

School District’s Multicultural Fair Draws Hundreds, Rave Reviews

Multicultural Fair
Students and their parents got a blast of culture from around the globe Sunday at Vine Hill Elementary School. Organizers estimated more than 500 people turned out for the inaugural Scotts Valley Unified Multicultural Fair. Attendees passed food trucks serving an array of dishes, before arriving...

City Gives $250K In Pandemic Aid To Local Small Businesses

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Scotts Valley Administrative Services Director Casey Estorga described the awarding of a quarter-million-dollars in pandemic aid to several local businesses as “the ending point of a very long journey.” In introducing the item during the April 20 Scotts Valley City Council meeting, he took a...

County’s Top Librarian Thrilled About Possibilities for Local Libraries

Yolande Wilburn
When the Boulder Creek library reopens May 7, it will feature a completely revamped children’s area, community room updates and a new teen section. The stained-glass window will remain a showpiece, and there will be an art gallery as well as a pleasant reading...

SLVWD Appoints Jeffrey Hill to Fill Board Vacancy

San Lorenzo Valley Water District
The San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors appointed Jeffrey Hill to fill a vacant seat on the board at the April 21 board meeting. Hill, a Scotts Valley resident and District customer since 1998, has served two years on the District’s Budget and...

Felton Springing Into Season With Sidewalk Sale This Saturday

Downtown Felton
The Downtown Felton Association is welcoming people from around the region to the 2nd Annual Downtown Felton Spring Sidewalk Sale & Open House Saturday. Christy Shults, the director of the organization, said the event, which runs from noon to 6pm, is a continuation of programming...

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

Scotts Valley City Council
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...

Family Fun at Eggapalooza Resurrection

Children raced across the field during the egg scramble, parents swayed as a worship band played and about 100 volunteers cooked hotdogs, directed traffic and ensured the safety of bounce-house bounders. It was all part of the Eggapalooza held at Gateway Bible Church in Scotts...

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...


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...