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September 21, 2023


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Valley People: Passion for ocean drives Scotts Valley entrepreneur

Chris La Franchi is a Scotts Valley surfer and diver who turned his lifelong passion for the ocean into a career preserving tropical coral reefs.

Plain talk about food: Too chicken for fresh turkey

It began on one of those sunny but cold, wintry mornings during the week of Christmas in Watsonville many years ago.

Talk about Money: If the choice is death or taxes, consider charity

The bull market that started in 2009 is now the longest in history, and Silicon Valley stocks have been among the leaders. Some have gone up by 10 times or more. But it’s rare for anything to go up forever.

New Faces

Kiley Rose Garcia, a 6-pound, 13-ounce girl, was born to Trinity Lynn (Kay) and Freddy Omar Garcia of Felton at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. She was born at 2:40 a.m. on July 20, 2014.

Scotts Valley Rotary awards scholarships for local students

Scotts Valley Rotary Club honored 42 Scotts Valley middle and high school students with a certificate of recognition for outstanding academics, visual and performing arts and community service at an awards ceremony May 8 at Scotts Valley High School. The club also provided five college...

New Faces (June 19, 2015)

Zoey Anne Hardacre, a 7-pound 10-ounce girl, was born to Rebecca Marie Rooks and Joshua Robert Hardacre of Felton at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz. She was born at 3:03 p.m. on June 15, 2015.

Valley Churches United Missions: What the job entails

I’ve been on the job as the new executive director at Valley Churches United since August of last year. When offered the chance to write a column for the Press-Banner, I jumped at it, as it’s a way to let the community inside this great place. I figured I’d start at the beginning; How is it I ended up here in the first place? When I heard of Annette Marcum’s illness and then passing (we never met), I felt in my gut the organization must carry on.

Thanksgiving Holiday travel

According to the latest travel survey from AAA, Northern California’s travel forecast predicts that more than 5.7 million Californians plan to travel 50 miles or more during the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday season. If you are a budget conscious traveler who plans on being on the road or in the air during this time, you may want to take advantage of the lower gas prices and lower air fares to visit family and friends.



News Briefs | Published Sept. 15, 2023

Covid-19 test kits now available at libraries Santa Cruz Public Libraries has announced the availability of Covid-19 Test Kits at all library branches. These free kits,...