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December 10, 2023

Leading through giving

David Lyng Real Estate
By Janet Janssen, Strictly Business There is no denying this year has left an indelible mark on the community, personally and collectively. Each month, we share about businesses who sell more than their products or services but give back to their community. This practice of...

Melatonin the natural body clock

Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland. That is a pea-sized gland found just above the middle of your brain. It helps your body know when it is time to sleep and wake up. Melatonin production tends to drop as we age,...

Plain Talk About Food | Elegant Ladies

In Washington State, fresh Elberta peaches would begin appearing in local markets in September, but in July, in California, we have just begun to see fresh peaches for home use coming in from Fresno, Tulare and Madera, where processing peaches are grown mostly in...

Improve the Way You Move

Janet Janssen
I had wondered why stretching my left arm above my head hurt so much. After several sleepless nights and experiencing high pain levels, I called my doctor. Her assessment alarmed me, but I insisted on X-rays. I am officially a senior citizen; I can...

Thank You, Scotts Valley, for a Great Year

As we celebrate the holidays, I am very thankful for our community, Scotts Valley City Staff and our various commissioners and fellow city council members. I look forward to continuing the good work that has been accomplished through the pandemic, including 2022. It’s been exciting...

The Mountain Gardener Celebrates 900 Columns

Well, it’s come to this—my 900th column. Starting way back in October of 2005, my first column appeared in the newly combined San Lorenzo Valley Press and the Scotts Valley Banner, which was re-named the Press Banner. This is how it all got started. My...

Christmas Memories

“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps more the greater. All we have to decide is what to do...

Tofurky or Turkey This Year?

Last week I had the pleasure of greeting the guests at the Donor’s Gala held at the new Performing Arts Center in Scott’s Valley. Not only did I welcome the guests in, but I did my best to wish each and everyone a Happy...

10 reasons why the Art, Wine & Beer Festival will be fun

Scotts Valley Art, Wine and Beer Festival
Yes, it is happening and official. Santa Cruz County Health Officer Gail Newel has allowed the city of Scotts Valley and the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce to host its 20th Art, Wine and Beer Festival with Cops’ N Rodders on Aug. 21-22. This spectacular event...

Thinking Strategically About Our Future

Donna Lind
This spring, Scotts Valley City Council held public workshops to discuss the City’s long-standing strategic goals. City Manager Mali LaGoe led the Council through a series of questions and discussion topics to update and prioritize staff’s focus to achieve the listed goals. Metrics were...

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News Briefs | Published Dec. 8, 2023

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...