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December 7, 2022

Ambient Photonics Picks Scotts Valley For First Facility

A startup aiming to conquer the world with new technology that delivers a steady stream of solar power—even in even low light situations—has selected a former Fox Factory manufacturing plant in Scotts Valley as the site of its first production line. In a ceremony on...

Elections: Four Candidates Vie for Three SLVWD Seats

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Voting day is on Nov. 8, and several candidates for the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board of Directors are looking for your vote.  Two of the currently seated directors—Board President Gail Mahood, and Jayme Ackemann—will maintain their positions for the balance of their terms,...

Park Hall Fundraiser Features Star Local Singer, Band

Park Hall in Ben Lomond has been a staple in the theater community for nearly 100 years. From Little People’s Repertory Theatre (LPRT) to Mountain Community Theater (MCT) to private events and parties, the worn wooden floors of the building have hosted hundreds of...

Suspect Arrested Following Spate Of Break-ins Throughout Scotts Valley

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Police say they believe a man arrested by Fremont police is responsible for a number of break-ins at Scotts Valley small businesses. Eight local restaurants were hit in recent weeks—on top of other establishments further afield—according to the Scotts Valley Police Department. “After we had a...

Scotts Valley Welcomes New Businesses at The Hangar

If you’re looking for a new way to pass the time that focuses on food, beer and community, followed by a gritty workout, check out the newly-opened Faultline Brewing Company at The Hangar in Scotts Valley.  The grand opening of Faultline and next-door neighbor MADabolic...

SLVHS Theater Brings Off Beat Play to Fruition

For anyone who enjoys a good “whodunit” mystery, here’s the setup: The long-running soap opera ”The Bold and the Young” is in its last days. Its hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup and its heroines are slightly psychopathic....

City Council Split Over $50K Worth Of Grants For Local Nonprofits

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After having supported setting aside funding for local nonprofits, during the Scotts Valley budget process earlier this year, Councilmember Randy Johnson joined Vice Mayor Jim Reed in opposing the move during a test run for regular in-person City Council meetings, Oct. 19. In a 3-2...

SLVUSD Teams With Agencies on New Traffic Flow Project

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San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District trustees eagerly poured over three new maps that outline possible solutions for traffic issues at its main campus, during an Oct. 12 study session. They were gearing up for key meetings with state and county officials about Highway 9...

Overbilling Claims Against SVWD Rise After Article of Initial Error

A man who says he was overcharged thousands of dollars by the Scotts Valley Water District didn’t get a payout after pleading his case in front of its board, last week. But Jim Chelossi learned his prediction had come true—several other customers now say they,...

County Seeks Sheriff’s Office Inspector

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Santa Cruz County will send out a request for proposals (RFP) for an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that would have independent oversight of the Sheriff’s Office, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday. Assembly Bill 1185, a state law passed in 2020, allows...

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Giving Tuesday

Boulder Creek Nonprofit Reaps ‘Giving Tuesday’ Benefits With Fundraiser

Efforts to help homeless people in the North County got a boost this week when a Santa Cruz bar held a Giving Tuesday fundraiser...