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February 21, 2024

Community fire responders unite online for impending season

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Boulder Creek’s Tyrone Clark refers to himself as a “solutions guy.” He’s been in Boulder Creek since 1991, and when the CZU August Lighting Complex fire swept through the area, he felt compelled to do more than just watch. “When the evacuation orders came down,...

METRO board extends CEO’s contract as unions call for his dismissal

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) Board of Directors at its May 21 virtual meeting unanimously approved a contract extension with CEO and General Manager Alex Clifford that will keep him at the head of the transportation agency through May 6,...

SLV student-athletes to compete at next level

San Lorenzo Valley High signing day
FELTON—A group of San Lorenzo Valley High student-athletes will continue their athletic careers after officially signing a Letter of Intent to play sports at the collegiate level.     Seniors Cory Nounnan, Casey Crouch, Azalea Groleau and Erin Johnson all signed their letters during a ceremony that...

The Penny Ice Creamery joins The Hangar project in Scotts Valley

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Local ice cream chain The Penny Ice Creamery has announced it will be joining mixed-use development The Hangar at Skypark in Scotts Valley. They hope to win over the taste buds of local residents through the 262 Mount Hermon Rd. site, as they have...

Vehicle plows into Felton Feed

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Two women—a 65-year-old Felton resident and a 35-year-old from Ben Lomond—sustained minor injuries when a car slammed into Felton Feed & Pet Supply on Sunday. The 30-year-old Ben Lomond man driving the blue BMW 3 series was uninjured in the crash, which occurred just before...

Scotts Valley, SLV housing markets skyrocket as Bay Area prices climb

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Realtor Robert Aldana of Keller Williams Realty recalls with clarity the moment the tide changed for Scotts Valley’s real estate market.  Earlier this year, Aldana finalized the sale of a home near Skypark for about $1.4 million—signaling a major shift in the industry for the...

Scotts Valley Water District asks customers to limit use

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SCOTTS VALLEY—The Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) has declared a Stage 2 Water Shortage and is offering customers rebates and other incentives to use water efficiently this summer. Rainfall totals in the Scotts Valley area this year are less than half of normal, and last...

Scotts Valley PD swears in fifth officer this year

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On Tuesday, Forest Brown became the fifth officer sworn in at the Scotts Valley Police Department this year—and the first welcomed with a public ceremony. The tide is finally turning for the law enforcement agency, after a tumultuous year that saw 25% of sworn personnel...

Bay Area health officers support state’s ruling on masks

The June 15 reopening date set by California Gov. Gavin Newsom will now mark another pandemic milestone: the day many Californians can go without masks in most settings. California’s Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Monday told reporters the state will continue...

Disposable cups fees won’t start until 2022

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The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on May 11 voted unanimously to delay a 25-cent fee for disposable cups at businesses in the unincorporated parts of the county until January 2022. County officials crafted the ordinance to reduce the amount of disposable cups that...

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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...