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Scotts Valley centenarian reflects on a life well-lived

Alice Larum centenarian
After an eventful life working in a San Francisco bank during World War II, then in a communications company in the early days of Silicon Valley, Alice Larum spent her 100th birthday reflecting, while at home in Scotts Valley last week. Larum invited the Press...

Damians Ladder hosts Fundraising Estate Sale this weekend in Scotts Valley

Damians Ladder
In 2023, a group of philanthropy-minded local residents got together and formed Damians Ladder, a nonprofit aimed at assisting seniors who need help with minor repairs in their homes. From changing batteries in smoke alarms to installing handicap ramps and solving plumbing problems, the...

San Lorenzo Valley Museum strikes ‘gold’ with Felton exhibition

San Lorenzo Valley Museum
While each of our 50 states has its own nickname, California is known fondly as “The Golden State,” and rightfully so. From the abundance of golden poppies that decorate the state in the spring to its history as the birthplace of the Gold Rush...

Vine Hill Elementary PTA hosts Mardi Gras auction gala to support students

Mardi Gras masks
On Saturday, Jan. 27, a little bit of New Orleans will decorate Santa Cruz as the Parent-Teacher Association of Vine Hill Elementary throws the Vine Hill Auction Gala 2024 Mardi Gras Party at the Boardwalks’ Cocoanut Grove from 5-11pm. Featuring both a live and silent...

Santa Cruz County life coach shares her journey of overcoming loss of son

Life Coach
After the rush of the holidays and the bills that come alongside, and with the constant news about grocery magnates ramping-up shrinkflation and regulators allowing massive electricity price hikes, January can be quite the dismal time. It’s ironic that many end up feeling these sorts...

Boulder Creek Business Association to host inaugural Community Planning Event

Boulder Creek
When it comes to piecing together events to enrich the community of Boulder Creek, few folks do it better than Karen Edwards. As the president of the Boulder Creek Business Association Board of Directors, Edwards has the drive, resilience and connections needed to gather...

Underwater photographer launches new exhibit at the Felton Library

Marc Shargel anemones
Marc Shargel has taken his cameras underwater to photograph sharks, jellies and kelp forests, while on land he has made vivid images of eclipses and the great landscapes of the American West.  As a scuba diver, Shargel has been watching ecological shifts in the Central...

Scotts Valley police chief mourns loss of ‘old school’ top-cop father

Just before Christmas, Scotts Valley lost one of the men who was critical to shaping the city into the place it is today. It wasn’t an explorer who claimed land for a foreign government, a native warrior who resisted colonial expansion, a founding Council...

News Briefs | Published Jan. 5, 2024

News Briefs
Art History lecture features discussion on Cerveteri The first Art History lecture of 2024, sponsored by Dante Alighieri Society of Santa Cruz, will feature “Cerveteri: Etruscan City of the Dead” on Sunday, Jan. 7, from 6:30-8:30pm, at the Cabrillo Aptos Campus, VAPA Forum, Room 1001. Art...

Youth take the stage for Building Kidz’ production of ‘Frozen’

A couple days after Caden “Worm” Paul took in a performance of the “Nutcracker” at the Scotts Valley Cultural and Performing Arts Center, the boy was up on the same stage himself with his preschool classmates. Winter Zalona was one of them; just two days...


Scotts Valley City Council

State certifies Scotts Valley’s Housing Element on first try

During a report at the April 3 Council meeting, Scotts Valley City Manager Mali LaGoe announced the California Department of Housing and Community Development...