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July 24, 2024

San Lorenzo Valley Museum names Rios as 2024 Artist-in-Residence

Artist-in-Residence Bailey Rios
Artist Bailey Rios has been named the San Lorenzo Valley Museum’s 2024 Artist-in-Residence.  Rios is an oil painter, born in Walnut Creek, Calif., in 2002. He received his BA in studio art from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2024. Throughout his undergraduate experience,...

First-ever Pitch In All Santa Cruz Cleanup Event removes 1,500 pounds of litter

Pitch In All Santa Cruz Cleanup Event
The May 11 first-ever Pitch In All Santa Cruz Cleanup Event had a significant community impact, with more than 30 organizations and 431 individuals holding cleanups from Davenport to the Pajaro Valley, including the cities of Scotts Valley, Capitola, Santa Cruz and Watsonville. “This was...

Scotts Valley makes a splash with reopening of Siltanen Family Swim Center

Pacific Flow Swim School
While the City of Scotts Valley has exploded with retail and dining opportunities in the past several years, city leaders have discovered another way to help local residents keep their cool during the summer heat. June 2 was the grand reopening of the Siltanen Family...

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

Fire
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...

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Santa Cruz Mountains wildfire quelled quickly

A fire that grew to a half-acre in the Santa Cruz Mountains was extinguished quickly Friday morning before it could threaten the nearby communities...