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March 5, 2024

Scotts Valley’s Jacob Horton victorious in his MMA debut

Scotts Valley native Jacob Horton made his mixed martial arts debut nearly two months ago with his first amateur fight at the O’Banion Auditorium in Los Banos.  With little to no experience in the octagon, the 19-year-old made the Main Card in the event hosted...

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.

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.

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...

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,...

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...

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.

Happy New Year

The Mountain Gardener
Seems like 2020 lasted for longer than just one year. I, for one, am hoping for a less eventful year in 2021. As the calendar turns to a new year these are some of my thoughts for 2020. Well maybe they’re the same thoughts...

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...

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...


Mock trial

High-stakes drama plays out at Superior Court during mock trial competition

Their client was found guilty of first-degree murder, but they did such a good job of putting up a defense that they’re now headed...