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June 21, 2024

The Mountain Gardener: Less sun needn’t mean a drab garden

Just because the sun goes down early, don’t put your garden to sleep yet. Make sure you have flowers blooming in the fall, as well as fiery foliage to perk up the view outside your windows.

Let’s Go Fishin’: King salmon wait for rain

The coastal rivers of Northern California are teeming with huge Chinook (king) salmon that are waiting for a rain to migrate up the coastal rivers.

Off Hours: A commoner at the sport of kings

I wanted to take a friend on a special outing last month, but I struggled to come up with something that would be different, fun and memorable. Almost at the last moment, I decided we’d go to the horse races — and, man, it could not have worked out better.

New Faces

• Anthony Montoya was born at 6:41 a.m. Oct. 23, 2009, to Carmen Lucia Rojas and Rogelio Montoya of Mount Hermon. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces at Santa Cruz Dominican Hospital.

Talk about Money: Housing still a crunch in local market

The first-time home buyers tax credit has helped boost prices in parts of San Lorenzo Valley, but it hasn’t lifted the gloom that hangs over Scotts Valley’s housing market.

Datebook: Upcoming and ongoing events

Friday, Nov. 6

Mountain Gardener: Soggy spots can prove a valuable resource

We had enough rain this month to place those soggy areas of the garden you’ve been vowing for years to do something about at the top of the to-do list.

Year of Firsts: Finding a new hairdresser takes some cutting-edge techniques

Ann Landers used to say that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But when life gives you a bad hair day, what do you make of it? I don’t know if she ever answered that question.

Club Roundup

Kiwanis Club of Scotts Valley

Your Health: Understand the signs of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain.


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...