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May 19, 2024
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The Straight Dope: New devices in the battle against drunken driving

Roughly the population of Scotts Valley is killed by drunken driving each year nationwide.

The Mountain Gardener: It’s OK to be shady

Many of us garden in the shade year-round. Others have sun in the summer, but shade from fall through spring, as the sun’s arc becomes lower in the southern sky. Here are some encouraging tips if this describes your garden.

Let’s Go Fishin’: Fall fishing remains fair in local waters

The weather has been mild, and fishing continues to be fair for both freshwater and saltwater fish. The ocean has drawn most of the local interest, with albacore, halibut and rockfish. Freshwater spots are producing some action on bass and sunfish.

Spotlight: Valley disaster talk on tap

Take a tour through the history of natural disasters that have shaped the San Lorenzo Valley.

The Wine Lover: Sneak a peek with a master home winemaker

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing a local Scotts Valley resident who is an amateur winemaker. It’s always interesting to meet other home winemakers, because you can bounce ideas off each other and compare stylistic differences.

Your Health: Time for a prostate checkup

My recent column on ovarian cancer was for the women. This week, it’s for the guys.

Talk about Money: Once again, gold captures our interest

Gold doesn’t pay dividends or interest, like some investments.

Spotlight: Artists open studios this weekend

North county artists, including those in the San Lorenzo Valley, Bonny Doon and Scotts Valley, will open their studios to curious art seekers this weekend, Oct. 3 and 4, as part of the annual Open Studious Art Tour put on by the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz.

Mountain Gardener: Early fall planting brings out bountiful colors

It’s always exciting for me to see the first fall colors of the season. We may not have a show like they do in the hardwood forests of the East Coast, but we’re still barbecuing and they’re surely not.

New Faces

• Alejandro Anthony Shakespeare-Leon was born at 12:02 p.m. Sept. 18, 2009, to Shannon Marie and Alejandro Araujo Leon of Scotts Valley. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces at Dominican Hospital.


News Briefs

News Briefs | Published May 17, 2024

Brook Lomond Iris Farm hosts Sale and Show this weekend Brook Lomond Iris Farm in Ben Lomond opens its gardens to the public on May...