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August 12, 2022

Test scores at Scotts Valley and SLV top county and state averages

It may be the beginning of the school year, but California schools got their report cards last week, the results of tests given to students in seven grades across the state.

The Mountain Gardener: Exploring Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

What could be lovelier than spending Christmas Eve at a botanical garden? After a windy, stormy morning, the clouds cleared and winter sun brought color to the golden heathers, early blooming rhododendrons and grevilleas growing in the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. I’ve long wanted to visit this famous garden and here was my chance. I was not disappointed at what is described as 47 acres of beauty next to the coast.


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Valley People

Clemons graduates from Air Force cyber training

Ben Lomond High School Participate in 2015 Santa Cruz Forestry Challenge

PonderosaHigh School and GreenCareersCenter is a vocational training school that focuses on green jobs in Santa CruzCounty. They are operated by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education Alternative Education Department. The school is located at 305 Marion Avenue, in Ben Lomond. The student’s ages range from 15 – 19 years and they are youth who seek education and employment training in ‘green’ careers as they earn credits towards high school graduation.

Sustainable living: Local dollars could create a sustainable economy

Pull out a dollar bill and take a good look at it. We all know what it can buy. But what is the paper bill actually worth? It probably cost a few cents to make, but while it’s not very useful on its own, we value the dollar because we all agree that it has value.

Letter: Objections to Target


Letter: A thought about water use


Crunch Time: Rich Young did it for the kids

The District 39 champions were crowned recently and youngsters from Santa Cruz County have dreams of traveling to Williamsport for the Little League World Series.



Ukrainian Festival Supports Refugees Through Cultural Education

On Tuesday, Morgan Hill-based woodworking business California Craft House had to pull out of Sunday’s fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees set to be held in...