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June 21, 2024

Santa Cruz Opera Project brings laid-back productions to wineries and breweries for all to enjoy

Santa Cruz Opera Project
Think opera is stuffy? Snooty? Snobby—full of tuxedo-wearing aristocrats with Galilean binoculars in one hand and a Manhattan in the other? Fugeddaboutit. Santa Cruz Opera Project is looking to flip the script on those preconceived notions, and the group is excited to bring their laid-back...

Felton Library Friends hosts ‘Branch Out!’ celebration on Saturday

Felton Library
Felton Library Friends will be hosting a “Branch Out!” event on Saturday, June 8, to reintroduce the community to the Felton Branch Library and Discovery Park. There will be free environmental activities from 14 local organizations. Attendees of all ages are welcome to come make...

San Lorenzo Valley Community Band unites all ages in musical celebration

San Lorenzo Valley Community Band
Besides the verdant charm of the redwoods and the neighborly nature of strangers, there are plenty of reasons to love and revere this area that residents call home. Events like the Felton Remembers Parade, the Redwood Mountain Faire and Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival bring...

Exchange Club of Scotts Valley honors ACE Award winners for successful turnaround

ACE Award
It’s easy enough to identify top academic minds by looking toward the names next to the best marks, or the top sports performer who scores the most goals. But there’s another category of student whose accomplishments are equal to—if not greater than—those of the...

Felton observes Memorial Day with 34th annual celebration

Felton parade
The 34th annual Felton Remembers Parade and Covered Bridge Festival took place Saturday, beginning with a Memorial Day parade through town and ending in the Covered Bridge Park for a celebration that featured live music, food, art, games and local crafters. The May 25...

Scotts Valley City Hall transforms into poetry space for 2024 Verse of the Valley winners

Poetry award winners
Scotts Valley City Hall was temporarily transformed into a poet’s performance space on May 2 for the winners of Scotts Valley Arts Commission’s 2024 Verse of the Valley Poetry Contest.  Poets, friends, family and members of the Scotts Valley Arts Commission filled City Hall to...

Inaugural Santa Cruz County Wildfire Resilience Summit arrives June 6

The FireSafe Council of Santa Cruz County is hosting the inaugural Santa Cruz County Wildfire Resilience Summit on Thursday, June 6, from 2-6pm at the Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St., in Santa Cruz. The Summit’s goal is to inform and inspire...

Residents face uncertainty as home insurance options dwindle amid fire risks

wildfire meeting
There was a moment, about an hour and a half into City of Scotts Valley’s wildfire preparedness meeting May 14, when the stark reality of the current home insurance landscape in California came into focus. Vice Mayor Derek Timm, at the podium, asked for a...

‘Becky’s New Car’ takes audiences on joyride of love and laughter

Take one married woman, a sweet-talking (and ridiculously handsome) widower, an innocent miscommunication and the intrinsic giddiness of attraction, and you’ve got a delightful misadventure that’s an absolute joyride. “Becky’s New Car” is Mountain Community Theater’s latest comedic endeavor, and the production is a ramble...

Scotts Valley makes progress on parks plan

Scotts Valley City Hall
Scotts Valley City Council held a special joint study session with the Parks and Recreation Commission on May 1 to envision the full scope of recreation options for the city. Recreation Manager Allison Pfefferkorn noted that there hasn’t been a new Parks Master Plan since...


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...