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‘Let’s Talk About It’ event fosters understanding and connection across differences

Have you ever felt uncomfortable around someone or didn’t like someone, but you had never met them? You had an adverse reaction based on their appearance or a snippet of information about them in the media? On Saturday, May 18, from 1-4pm at the Scotts...

Volunteers shine at ‘Be The Difference’ Awards

On May 8, the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz is throwing a fête to honor the contributions of those who give their time, talent and treasure to local agencies. Hosted at the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz, the Be The Difference Awards 2024 event...

Vine Hill 3rd graders take field trip to Scott house

Scott house field trip
Arjun Thevar, 9, was beaming brighter than the high-noon sunshine. The Vine Hill Elementary School student had been transported back in time, to the 1800s, as part of a field trip to the Hiram D. Scott house just down the hill from City Hall on...

Scotts Valley Multicultural Fair postponed due to severe weather conditions

Multicultural Fair
UPDATE (May 2): Due to upcoming severe weather, the Scotts Valley Multicultural Fair on Saturday, May 4, at Skypark has been postponed. A new date for the third annual event is set for Sept. 7. ***ORIGINAL STORY*** The United States of America is the ultimate melting...

Student takes a stand against the fentanyl epidemic with documentary

“He overdosed just down the hall from me,” said Kyle Santoro, a Los Gatos High School senior. He was recalling the tragedy of a fellow classmate that overdosed on fentanyl during Santoro’s sophomore year. The student was revived and ultimately lived, but was expelled...

News Briefs | Published April 26, 2024

News Briefs
San Lorenzo Valley Museum digitizes Community newspapers In 2021, the San Lorenzo Valley Museum received a grant to have 50 newspapers digitized through the California Revealed Digitization and Preservation program. These newspapers are now available online at californiarevealed.org/partner/san-lorenzo-valley-museum, the Internet Archive at archive.org/details/sanlorenzovalleymuseum and other online...

Summer vibes return to Skypark with Food Truck Fridays and Taco Tuesdays

Food Trucks
You know that summer is almost here when the convoy of food trucks comes back to Skypark. Starting Friday, April 26, Food Trucks a Go Go presents Food Truck Fridays, the area’s largest food truck festival with new owners Josh and Teresa Swart. Head to...

Scotts Valley resident celebrates 94th birthday with dance

On the morning of April 12, as natural light streamed through windows of the Scotts Valley Community Center, bodies flowed to the beat of “Birthday” by Katy Perry, as the scene was beamed out to around 20 people online. The women were here to celebrate...

Gathering celebrates Scotts Valley’s top 25 women

Most Positive Influential Women of Scotts Valley
Claudia Amling, who lives on the westside of Santa Cruz, arrived in Scotts Valley on Thursday to celebrate a friend who she says is nothing short of amazing. Adina Licht was one of the influential women being honored during an informal soirée at Cruise Coffee. “She’s...

Informational meeting set for newly formed Ben Lomond Village Alliance

Ben Lomond
Ben Lomond Village Alliance (BLVA) is inviting all residents and businesses to an informational meeting about its newly formed Village Alliance. Come and meet community members and business owners who share a vision for the town on Saturday, April 20, from 10:30am-12pm, at Ben Lomond...


Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Big Basin Redwoods State Park launches summer shuttle service for weekends,...

Just in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, California State Parks and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks have announced that access...