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June 21, 2024

Controlling diseases and pests on fruit trees

the mountain gardener
I love it when a nice reader takes the time to call me to suggest a topic they’d like to see me write about or remind them what needs to be done at a certain time of year. Take Helen, who lives in Spring...

Treat bronchitis the right way

Acute bronchitis, an infection causing inflammations of the lung’s airways, is one of the most common of human ailments.

SLVHS GRAD R.J. Kindred Awarded the Jack DeBord Memorial Scholarship

While the graduating Class of 2020 in Santa Cruz County was celebrating via virtual ceremonies and socially distant car parades, the Community Foundation honored the achievements of 25 remarkable students with scholarships established by generous and forward thinking donors.

A Fresh Start for Longtime Radio Host

After nearly 31 years behind the microphone at KSCO, Ben Lomond resident and local celebrity Rosemary Chalmers is reinventing herself. As the long-time host of “Good Morning Monterey Bay,” the UK-born Chalmers found her home at 1080 AM in the 1990s—first as the station receptionist,...

Cabrillo’s ‘Candide’ is a Force

Cabrillo Stage
Promoted as a “Satire of Innocence, Optimism and the Unexpected Lessons of Life,” Cabrillo Stage’s adaptation of Voltaire’s “Candide” is a glorious conglomeration of the very best that local theater has to offer. Incredibly funny, fast-paced and thoroughly engaging, the comical operetta grips the...

Making a holiday wreath

jan nelson mountain gardener
You can have chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost nipping at your nose, but what would the holidays be without a beautiful wreath to decorate the door? Maybe you want to put together a swag for the mantle or candle holder...

Scotts Valley centenarian reflects on a life well-lived

Alice Larum centenarian
After an eventful life working in a San Francisco bank during World War II, then in a communications company in the early days of Silicon Valley, Alice Larum spent her 100th birthday reflecting, while at home in Scotts Valley last week. Larum invited the Press...

Opinion April 17th

Do you need Personal Protective Equipment for protection from Coronavirus? Are you making masks, face shields or other protective equipment? Get what you need, or share what you make with those who need it. Visit our local Coordination Hubs for personal protective gear.

Justin Hansen aims to rebuild Cabrillo | College Football

The Cabrillo College football program is slowly piecing itself together after receiving a two-year suspension following a rules infraction in 2020. Justin Hansen, 45, a former Seahawks linebacker and defensive coordinator, is the first step of the rebuilding process.  He was recently named the program’s new...

Covid-19 outbreak puts a damper on local prep and college sports

A rise in Covid-19 cases throughout Santa Cruz County has put a halt to some collegiate and high school sports events in the area. The Cabrillo men’s basketball team was supposed to begin its California Community College Athletic Association Coast Conference South Division season this...


Omega Nu scholarships

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...