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February 21, 2024

Messy December weather leads to crashes in Santa Cruz County

With rain descending on Santa Cruz County in earnest over the past week, first responders have had their hands full. On Sunday, just after 8:15pm, a California Highway Patrol officer was rear-ended while responding to a rollover on southbound Highway 17 near La Madrona Drive. “As...

New General Plan receives approval from Scotts Valley City Council

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Back in the 1960s when the Scotts Valley’s inaugural General Plan was unveiled, Councilmember Donna Lind was taking the minutes. On Nov. 29, Lind joined the rest of Scotts Valley City Council in approving the first big update of the guiding municipal document since the...

Scotts Valley Planning Commission rubber-stamps housing plan

Scotts Valley Planning Commission
Scotts Valley Planning Commission has voted to recommend the city’s Draft Housing Element to the Scotts Valley City Council for approval. No members of the public spoke during the public comment period, and commissioners engaged in no discussion of the critical planning document before it...

San Lorenzo Valley Water District appoints Frus as interim general manager

San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) recently announced it has approved a contract for Brian Frus to be interim general manager, succeeding General Manager Rick Rogers, who retired in November after working for the District for 48 years. Frus, a registered civil engineer who lives...

News Briefs | Published Dec. 8, 2023

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Highway 35 near Bear Creek Road reopens to through traffic Highway 35 near Bear Creek Road in the Santa Cruz Mountains has reopened under one-way reversing traffic control as of Dec. 1. Since reopening, this location is now subject to one-way reversing traffic control by means...

Scotts Valley Police offer holiday crime prevention tips

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Scotts Valley Police Department is offering some advice to community members, as the region enters into the holiday season, to ensure everyone stays safe and enjoys this time of year. “Please take the time and do your part to make the holidays safe for everyone,”...

Cabrillo College launches new Wine Studies degree

Cabrillo College has announced the introduction of its inaugural Wine Studies Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, officially approved in October.  The degree, set to debut in the 2024-25 Course Catalog, will take effect beginning in the fall of 2024. This milestone initiative underscores Cabrillo’s commitment...

Scotts Valley Fire District tax fails by less than 1%

Local firefighters posted to Erba Lane had been hoping to get funding for a new fire station this Christmas season, but it looks like they’ll be stuck exercising in the garage and sleeping in windowless rooms for the foreseeable future, as Measure W failed...

Congressman Panetta highlights key priorities for District 19

Congressman Jimmy Panetta, the representative of California’s 19th Congressional District, shared insights in an interview with Henry W. Kim, a BSA Scout from Scotts Valley Troop 614, focusing on key local issues and the importance of involving young people in community affairs.  During the interview,...

News Briefs | Published Dec. 1, 2023

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Spring Lakes Park Choir to put on three Christmas performances Spring Lakes Park Choir will have three Christmas performances open to the public at The Spring Lakes Park Clubhouse, 225 Mt. Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley. The dates are: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2pm; Wednesday, Dec. 6,...

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News Briefs | Published Feb. 16, 2024

Supervisor candidate forum set for Friday Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties will be hosting a forum for District 5 supervisor candidates...