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Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center gears up for youth exhibit

Johanna McCormick has now been curator of the Thomas Gallery at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center for about a year. “I was the marketing director before that, because I’m a graphic designer and I got roped into the marketing,” McCormick said. “I did that...

Community Garden Grows a Following

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City of Scotts Valley seems to have something for everyone. From dining to theater to shopping, locals are able to enjoy a variety of options and opportunities, but there’s one hidden gem that few people know about: the Annette Marcum Community Garden. Ali Robinson, the...

Hitchcock Festival gets ready to thrill Scotts Valley

The suspense thriller is a movie genre synonymous with Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, and for him and his fans, they were a way of life. Born in 1899 on the outskirts of East London, the man who came to be known as “The Master of...

San Lorenzo Valley High presents ‘Legally Blonde’ musical

It’s time for 2001 Movie Trivia. Ready to play? Which movie featured a dog named “Bruiser?”A. ZoolanderB. Monsters Inc.C. Legally Blonde Which film character said, “Whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed”?A. Derek ZoolanderB. Bridget JonesC. Elle Woods Which 2001 comedy sleeper hit went...

Scotts Valley High School brings drama with winter play

Scotts Valley High School’s drama club is at it again, as they prepare to present their one-act winter play, “Our Place,” at the new Scotts Valley Performing Arts and Cultural Center (SVPACC), located next door to the library, on Saturday, Feb. 25. Like all winter...

Beck’s Shoes opens Boulder Creek location to much fanfare

For 104 years, the Beck family has been outfitting folks with footwear made to last. In 1919, Ole P. Beck launched the family business in downtown Salinas, and since then, the eponymous shoe store has been synonymous with quality brands and accessories. Boulder Creek is...

Harmon Gulch residents still struggling to find solutions

Residents of the Harmon Gulch neighborhood, just outside of Boulder Creek, whose road washed out in the recent storms, say Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials stood them up for multiple meetings set for a location some had to walk a mile or more...

Boy who was catalyst for change in Scotts Valley remembered a year after his death

A boy whose death spurred a series of changes in Scotts Valley—with educators placing a renewed focus on combating bullying—was honored Feb. 3 in a lunchtime ceremony at Scotts Valley High School. Mateo Deihl, a freshman who died by suicide one year ago after experiencing...

Felton Grove cleanup benefits from army of volunteers

An assemblage of wet clods soared past the edge of a riverside home, landing with a thud in the front yard. Jan. 27 was the first day volunteers had begun work clearing out the mud left behind by three deluges at Mark Whitcomb’s Felton...

Zayante Fire District faces uphill battle to recovery

While the storms that ravaged the San Lorenzo Valley caused millions of dollars in damage to homes and businesses, Zayante Fire Protection District’s Station One, located on East Zayante Road in Felton, was not spared. The drainage area that normally functions as a small, babbling...

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Emergency guardrail repairs result in daytime lane closures for Highway 17...

Maintenance crews will be performing emergency repairs to the guardrail in the median on Highway 17 near Scotts Valley on Monday, April 22. Travelers...