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July 24, 2024

Felton Man Killed by Falling Tree While Driving

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A San Lorenzo Valley man died after a tree randomly snapped and fell on his truck as he drove southbound on E. Zayante Road near Highland Avenue Friday, according to fire officials. The 41-year-old Felton resident’s vehicle careened across the road and slammed into the...

Man arrested after fatal DUI crash in Scotts Valley

A 28-year-old woman died and a 30-year-old man was arrested on felony DUI charges after a deadly crash on Jan. 10 in Scotts Valley. Jesse Lemol Vong, a San Jose native, while under the influence of alcohol and drugs lost control of his Volkswagen Golf...

Locals join efforts to recall Gavin Newsom

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CAPITOLA—Efforts to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom are picking up steam, with proponents having gathered 911,000 signatures since June 10. The all volunteer, grassroots group behind the drive—Recall Gavin 2020—has until March 17 to gather about 1.5 million signatures to qualify for a special election. Another group,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...



Santa Cruz Mountains wildfire quelled quickly

A fire that grew to a half-acre in the Santa Cruz Mountains was extinguished quickly Friday morning before it could threaten the nearby communities...