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September 22, 2023

Covid-19 at center of SVHS grads’ memories of roller coaster year

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Whether it was the wildfires that delayed the start of the school year by two weeks, or the fact that most students until the final two months were stuck at home, Scotts Valley High School Principal Michael Hanson says the class of 2021 faced...

County officials weighing whether to preemptively adhere to new order

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Santa Cruz County officials on Tuesday are expected to discuss whether the county will join five other Bay Area counties in preemptively adhering to the regional stay-at-home order recently issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Although the item is not agendized for tomorrow’s Santa...

Plans for Scotts Valley Target head to Planning Commission

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Last October, when Mayor Derek Timm learned the community had been selected by Target Corp. as the site of one of its next locations, he was elated. “I called the city manager and said ‘You’re not going to believe this,’” he said, remembering the exchange...

Scotts Valley High Star Football Player Killed in Crash

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In the last two years, the Scotts Valley High School varsity football team only lost one game. But on March 30, a key component of that incredible success—offensive lineman Carlton Keegan, a senior sought after by college recruiters—died in a car crash. “The kids are broken...

State imposes more Covid restrictions as cases increase

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SANTA CRUZ—Santa Cruz County on Tuesday moved back to the more restrictive red tier of the state's Covid-19 reopening plan, meaning that many businesses and services must once again take a step back in their services, and in the customers they can allow in. According...

Reindeer Run continues sprint toward success

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If necessity is the mother of invention, then the pandemic has proven to be the father of reinvention. The Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District (BCRPD) has long provided education, exercise, entertainment and support for local families. Since the addition of Hallie Greene as general...

SLV teachers lawyer up as misconduct claims grow

Leann Anderson was still four months away from her 18th birthday when she proudly accepted her high school diploma. The Bonny Doon girl had struggled to overcome dyslexia. But in the end, she’d triumphed.  “You f****** did it! Congratulations!” came the supportive, if profane, message—allegedly...

State lifts stay-at-home order

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Some services, such as outdoor dining, can resume Outdoor dining and other services can resume after Gov. Gavin Newsom on Jan. 25 ended the state’s regional stay-at-home order based on intensive care unit (ICU) capacity.  In its place, the state has returned to the Blueprint for...

A guide for takeout dining in Scotts Valley

The following is a comprehensive list of restaurants, wineries and breweries open for takeout during the shelter-in-place order. Are we missing your business? Please contact [email protected] to have your establishment add to the list. Restaurants ABC Chinese: 219 Mt. Hermon Rd. Suite A. Phone: 438-3406. Menu:...

Ex-Scotts Valley Cop Says Sexual Harassment on Force Was Not Investigated

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A wrongful dismissal lawsuit brought forth by a long-time Scotts Valley Police Department officer accused of sexual harassment claims multiple instances of sexually-inappropriate behavior within the force were never properly investigated. While David Ball’s complaint is primarily centered on the assertion he was discriminated against...



News Briefs | Published Sept. 15, 2023

Covid-19 test kits now available at libraries Santa Cruz Public Libraries has announced the availability of Covid-19 Test Kits at all library branches. These free kits,...