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Person dies in Nelson Road blaze

Nelson Road CalFire Photo
One person is dead after a fire broke out in the Lockhart Gulch area of Scotts Valley last night. Around 9:30pm, Scotts Valley Fire Protection District firefighters were dispatched to the location, to check on a smoke report, and while en route, the call was...

Scotts Valley leaders vote to enshrine youth rights

City of Scotts Valley
Scotts Valley put youth at the heart of its agenda March 20, as the City Council voted unanimously to adopt a Youth Bill of Rights that was championed by Councilmember Alan Timms, the City’s newest elected official. In fact, the local leaders went further than...

News Briefs | Published March 29, 2024

News Briefs
Local churches plan Community Good Friday Service St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church has announced a Community Good Friday Service, co-sponsored by six San Lorenzo Valley congregations, on Friday, March 29. The service, which will focus on forgiveness and mercy as much-needed graces and experiences in these challenging...

Team behind ‘The Encore’ reflects on successful build

The Encore
As Chris Somple, from DeLaveaga Properties, stood beside the island with the high-end platter featuring prosciutto and cheese balls during the open house for the 16-condo “The Encore at 4104,” he paused to take stock of just how far they’d come. He was there in...

Coast Redwood High School hosts Information Night on Wednesday

Coast Redwood High School
If you’re looking for flexibility and an individualized experience for your high school student’s education, consider Coast Redwood High School, a program within the SLVUSD Charter School. Coast Redwood is WASC accredited, provides college and career counseling and helps students build the high school transcript...

Water main flushing occurs this spring in San Lorenzo Valley

San Lorenzo Valley Water District
San Lorenzo Valley Water District staff will begin flushing water mains in the San Lorenzo Valley in March, part of regular system maintenance. Annually flushing the system removes iron and manganese deposits that accumulate in the water distribution system, leading to cleaner pipes and ensuring...

Primary Election 2024: Martinez carves out healthy lead in supervisor race to replace McPherson

Election vote
Nonprofit CEO Monica Martinez has dominated in her race against three others in the Santa Cruz County Fifth District primary election, capturing more than 46% of the vote, with software company founder Christopher Bradford getting 21.5%. That’s according to results released March 15 by the...

News Briefs | Published March 15, 2024

News Briefs
Supervisors to host cannabis listening sessions Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors is seeking feedback from county residents on any changes needed to local laws regulating cannabis, including retail sales, outdoor and indoor commercial production, on-site consumption and more. A series of public meetings are planned...

Scotts Valley senior ballet dancer goes professional

Juliette McLaughlin
Juliette McLaughlin has been pirouetting her way through life since the age of 6. The Scotts Valley teen and Harbor High School senior has been dancing with Santa Cruz Ballet for 12 years, and she’s ready to take her next big assemblé into professional...

News Briefs | Published March 8, 2024

News Briefs
Omega Nu provides support for teachers Omega Nu of Santa Cruz announced that $15,630 in grants have been awarded to public school teachers in 2023 through the Funds for Fundamentals program. Since its inception in 2005, Funds for Fundamentals has been a dedicated source of...

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State certifies Scotts Valley’s Housing Element on first try

During a report at the April 3 Council meeting, Scotts Valley City Manager Mali LaGoe announced the California Department of Housing and Community Development...