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June 21, 2024

The Mountain Gardener | What Makes Flowers Fragrant?

As you walk around your garden enjoying the fragrance of the different flowers you may be thinking back to your mother’s garden and the clove-scented carnations she grew or the sweet peas that remind you of that neighbor who grew them next-door and loved to share. Our sense of smell is a powerful trigger to past memories.

Teen Time: Peer pressure packs a punch

Have you ever felt like you are being pressured into doing something bad, and you know it’s wrong? This is called peer pressure. Peer pressure is scary, and I want to tell you how to handle it and be prepared.

Pet contest – Lexi

One giant leap

Flying angels among us

Imagine eight doctors and dentists landing in Saratoga and setting up a clinic for those who don't have health care. That's exactly what long-time local pilot Bill Rush and marketing executive Tom Hogan do in Mexico: they fly doctors and dentists in their private planes to small towns on the other side of the border, set up a clinic, and treat indigenous people who have no access to medical treatment.

News Briefs

CHP urges motorists to use caution in upcoming rainy weather

Nature Friendly: From hardscrabble quarry to carpet of flowers

“I love to see the changes of the seasons at the Randall Morgan Preserve,” said Tanya Baxter, Land Steward for the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, which owns the 189-acre parcel between Scotts Valley and the San Lorenzo Valley.

Letters & Shout-outs

Letter: Prather, Hammer, and Ratcliffe slate needed for SLVWD’s future

Having his cake, eating it too?


Your Health: A little sun protection goes a long way

Summer is here, and many of us are exposed to an abundance of sunshine. I’d like to explain how we can best avoid the harmful effects of the sun.


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...