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April 20, 2024
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VCU FUNdraiser a big success

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At a time when residents of the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley are struggling with losses experienced in multiple crises, gifts of food or financial support can make all the difference to a local family. Enter Valley Churches United (VCU), a highly-regarded and essential...

Scotts Valley Community Christmas Tree honoring memory of Christopher Ow

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By The Scotts Valley Advocates  The Scotts Valley Community Christmas Tree lit up on Nov. 27, continuing a tradition dating 30 years. The Scotts Valley Park Advocates felt strongly about the importance of supporting the installation of the tree lighting for the community given the...

BCBA Board taking nominations for 2021

The Boulder Creek Business Association Board is taking nominations for 2021 board.  “We are taking nominations for anyone wanting to serve the community, enhance BCBA events, promote local businesses, build better relationships with other organizations, and work with a fun and energetic team,” it announced...

Fire recovery permit center opens

Santa Cruz County
The Recovery Permit Center (RPC) to assist CZU Lightning Complex survivors with all aspects of permitting for the rebuilding process recently opened, the County of Santa Cruz announced. The County is offering technical assistance, streamlined permit processes, information about pre-application clearances and support as residents...

Bay Area region inches closer to stay-at-home order’s ‘trigger’

Watsonville coronavirus
CENTRAL COAST—The Bay Area region designated in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s regional stay-at-home order is expected to fall below its baseline Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed capacity sometime this weekend, meaning several industries will face more restrictions put in place to curb the spread of...

Vital nonprofit reflects on tough 2020 and anticipates 2021

As the largest out of school youth provider in Santa Cruz County, the Boys and Girls Club usually serves 2,400 kids at three different clubhouses. However, the Club has greatly evolved since the onset of Covid-19. Slowly opening up after the first shelter-in-place, the...

County to file complaints against PG&E for unpermitted timber harvesting, environmental damage

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously agreed to file a complaint with the California Public Utilities Commission against Pacific Gas and Electric Company for what officials say is unpermitted timber harvesting and other activity in the wake of...

County officials weighing whether to preemptively adhere to new order

Watsonville coronavirus
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Santa Cruz County officials on Tuesday are expected to discuss whether the county will join five other Bay Area counties in preemptively adhering to the regional stay-at-home order recently issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Although the item is not agendized for tomorrow’s Santa...

County’s FEMA-funded shelter and meal program to end soon

CZU August Lightning Complex
For the past three months, CZU survivors that were ineligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rental assistance have been able to stay at hotels throughout the county with daily provided meals. As of Nov. 30, 41 individuals were still utilizing the County’s program....

SLVWD inches closer to completion on major projects

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District is in the process of replacing three undersized and leaking redwood tanks in Lompico, as well as replacing 3.3 miles of pipeline that were deemed inefficient, ineffective (due to age and size) and undersized for fire flow in...

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Emergency guardrail repairs result in daytime lane closures for Highway 17...

Maintenance crews will be performing emergency repairs to the guardrail in the median on Highway 17 near Scotts Valley on Monday, April 22. Travelers...