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June 21, 2024

Scotts Valley falling behind on affordable units as state boosts new targets

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Scotts Valley is falling behind when it comes to meeting its state-mandated housing goals. Between 2014 and 2023, California expects 140 housing units to be built in the Santa Cruz County suburb. And while the city has already exceeded that by permitting 147 housing units...

SLVUSD Superintendent Laurie Bruton to retire

Superintendent Laurie Bruton retire
The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District (SLVUSD) is preparing to welcome kids back into the classroom, just as the current Superintendent Laurie Bruton is bidding those same students farewell. After seven years of service to the district, she recently announced that she is retiring...

Boothby sisters blaze past competition, finish 1-2 at SCCAL championships

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When the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League was given the green light to allow the cross country season to proceed, most coaches and students figured they’d get to at least one or two meets, at the most. Six weeks later, and with no reported Covid-19...

Santa Cruz County moves to orange tier Wednesday

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Santa Cruz County will move to the orange tier of the state’s reopening plan tomorrow, the county confirmed in a press release today.  The orange-tier status that takes effect at midnight tonight will mean retail can operate at full capacity. Restaurants, places of worship, movie theaters and...

Scotts Valley blanks SLV to remain undefeated

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Scotts Valley High senior defensive lineman Andre Nice recorded a sack and seven tackles for the Falcons in a 28-0 shutout win over rival San Lorenzo Valley High in Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League play on March 27. The Falcons remained undefeated at 3-0 and...

Scotts Valley’s Jeremy Kain holds off challenger to repeat as SCCAL champ

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The Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League boys cross country championships have traditionally produced epic finishes. This year’s meet on March 26 was no different. Scotts Valley High junior Jeremy Kain and Aptos High senior Ben Laughlin made last week’s race another one to remember as they...

Vaccine eligibility to expand starting April 1

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—All California adults age 50 and older will be eligible for a vaccine starting April 1, and everyone age 16 and older will be eligible starting April 15, the state announced Thursday. The shift in eligibility comes as the state expects the supply...

Vaccine eligibility to expand starting April 1

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All California adults age 50 and older will be eligible for a vaccine starting April 1, and everyone age 16 and older will be eligible starting April 15, the state announced today.  https://twitter.com/CAPublicHealth/status/1375153038327955459 The shift in eligibility comes as the state expects the supply of vaccines...

Newly elected SLVWD director abruptly resigns

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In a stunning move, San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) Director Tina Marie To resigned from her position on the board via email on March 18.  After serving for just three months, Director To, whose focus and specialty was “a passion for all things water...

Supervisors approve public defender transition plan

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SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a transition plan to create a county-run public defender’s office, which includes hiring staff and a chief public defender. County officials are now in talks with attorneys working for Biggam, Christensen and Minsloff (BCM),...

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Omega Nu Santa Cruz awards nearly $100K in scholarships

Omega Nu Santa Cruz awarded college and vocational scholarships to 31 students from Santa Cruz County high schools during a Scholarship Reception for the...