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September 22, 2023

Zayante Fire launches fundraiser for early warning system sirens

In the event of an emergency, residents know that 9-1-1 is the number to call. Now, Zayante Fire Protection District’s Chief Jeff Maxwell is putting out his own call to the community for help in establishing a series of disaster-response programs. Maxwell is seeking to...

Bay Federal Credit Union raises $21K for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Bay Federal Credit Union employees raised $16,420 during their annual Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals fundraiser. With the addition of a philanthropic match from CO-OP Financial Services of $5,000, Bay Federal presented the CMN Hospitals with a check totaling $21,420. Every year the seven Bay...

Valley Churches United to mark 40 years with Ruby Gala

As anniversary gifts go, the good stuff comes later in the relationship. The traditional first anniversary present is paper, the 10th anniversary is tin or aluminum, and the 16th anniversary brings wax or silverware. The folks at Valley Churches United (VCU) are skipping straight to...

Felton Farmers’ Market to host Apple-A-Day Festival

The Felton Farmers’ Market is hosting the Apple-A-Day Festival, a celebration honoring the APPLE. This event has become a beloved tradition over the past decade, and we’re so happy to be rolling it out again this summer. Apples have been one of the most important...

’Twas a Boulder Creek musical Saturday

Live Oak resident Abigail Andromacha-Atha headed up into the mountains, arriving in Boulder Creek around 11am last Saturday. She was there to sell her Andromacha Beadworks creations as part of a radio station fundraiser—one of two local concerts that brought in funds to support key...

Applicants sought for inaugural Scotts Valley Citizens Academy

City of Scotts Valley is looking for interested residents to participate in the first-ever Citizens Academy, the deadline of which to apply is next Friday. This City-hosted educational series will take place across eight Tuesday evenings, starting Sept. 26 (skipping Halloween) and ending on Nov....

Art Wine and Beer Fest showcases ‘best of Scotts Valley’

Scotts Valley Fire Department engineer Dan Pedemonte was repeatedly dunked into a tank filled with water by children whose parents contributed money to a fundraiser for Hawaiian fire victims. The toss game was happening Saturday at Skypark, which itself served as a staging ground for...

Scotts Valley residents bring sports camp, supplies to children of Dominican Republic village

Five years ago, Scotts Valley resident Heberly Rosario was visiting family at a small village in Cabrera, Dominican Republic. While she was there, her then 70-year-old aunt, Sara, gave her an enlightening idea. Aunt Sara asked Heberly to do something for the many children in...

Brookdale Big Queer Weekend keeps things positive in face of some opposition

Despite facing hurdles—such as venues not being willing to play host and controversy on social media—Cyn Khambatta, organizer of the Brookdale Big Queer Weekend, pulled off a pleasant and positive mini-festival in the San Lorenzo Valley last weekend. However, she said she chose to cancel...

News Briefs | Published Aug. 18, 2023

Children’s enrichment open house set for Saturday Agape Dance Academy, Innovative Martial Arts, Mountain Music School and Kumon Math and Reading Center are opening their doors to the public on Saturday, Aug. 19, to explore the amazing children’s enrichment programs all within walking distance from...

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Scotts Valley agrees to fund quarter-million-dollar Skypark detoxification

Scotts Valley has agreed to front the money to pay for a quarter-million-dollar environmental cleanup at Skypark, which was found to contain arsenic, lead...