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December 7, 2022

Torched Trees Given New Life as Fencing For Landmark

Those familiar with the popular Vancouver Island lumberjack show “Big Timber” on Netflix, know the riveting storylines that emerge from working with giant trees—and the care it takes to do historic preservation right. Down here in California, in the state’s oldest state park, officials experienced...

Faultline Taproom Overcame Covid-Era Obstacles to Open In Scotts Valley

Faultline Brewing Company
As the fog began to envelop the coastal areas of Santa Cruz County Tuesday evening, the sun beamed, uninterrupted, on a building up the hill that, from a distance, looked like there could be aircraft stationed inside. A remote-controlled copter buzzed about the open field...

Scotts Valley Is Home To Star Youth Derby Team

Santa Cruz Derby Groms
Tucked away in a remote corner of Scotts Valley, kids ages seven to 17 can be found whipping around an indoor track, jamming and blocking their way through the rollerskating contact sport of roller derby with the Santa Cruz Derby Groms. In the parlance of...

Community Groups Stay Ready For Future Emergencies

San Lorenzo Valley Emergency Network
First responders are key to keeping San Lorenzo Valley residents safe in the face of potential emergency situations, but there are other civilian groups that are stepping up to help fill in the gaps. Enter the San Lorenzo Valley Emergency Network (SLVEN). On Oct. 2,...

Pastor Yabroff Returns To Santa Cruz Mountains

Martin Yabroff
The pastor who started St. Philip the Apostle Episcopal Church in Scotts Valley three-and-a-half decades ago has returned to the North County after 17 years away, and has taken up a flock in Ben Lomond. Martin Yabroff, 66, says all are welcome at St. Andrew’s...

SV High Students Arrested After Critically Injuring Homeless Man

Two students were arrested at Scotts Valley High School Monday by Scotts Valley Police Department officers, as part of a joint investigation with the Santa Cruz Police Department into the assault of a homeless man. The boys—a 16-year-old resident of Scotts Valley and a 14-year-old...

SV Officials Say Target Opening Represents Big Milestone

Scott Valley Target
To prepare for an upcoming trip to the Middle East, Scotts Valley resident Lori Strusis, 71, needed to stock up on a few accessories. Luckily for her, Minneapolis-based Target Corporation had just opened its latest store in town at the Scotts Valley Square Shopping Center...

Second SLVUSD Educator Placed on Leave Allowed to Resign

A San Lorenzo Valley High School teacher who was accused of misconduct has been allowed to resign after many of the allegations against him weren’t proven. William Winkler was placed on administrative leave last year after being accused of sexual assault and other bad behavior...

New Scotts Valley Theater Plans Inaugural Open House Saturday

Donna Lind
Scotts Valley has been moving on up in the retail and restaurant arena. With the opening of the shops at The Hangar, and the brand-new Target replacing K-Mart, the shopping opportunities in town are growing exponentially. Dining has always been plentiful, but the one...

Bench Dedication Starts Downtown Boulder Creek Beautification Efforts

Boulder Creek
Wandering through downtown Boulder Creek, visitors and locals alike can peek into mom-and-pop stores, pick up a pizza or enjoy a warm beverage from either of the coffee shops in town. What they haven’t been able to do, though, is find a welcoming place...


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...