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February 25, 2021

Falcon football team to bring relief supplies to fire-stricken town

The members of the Scotts Valley High School varsity football team will be spending the next week seeking contributions of relief supplies to take with them to on their road trip to the wildfire-devastated town of Weed on Oct. 2.

Your Health: Dispelling myths about flu shots

It's time for me to make my annual plea for everyone to get their flu shot. In today's column, I'd like to answer common questions I hear about influenza and the flu shot.

Letters & Shout-outs

Letter: Lexington Hotel will be unnecessary drain on SV water


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Santa Cruz Trains: Inspiration Point, or the legend of Coon Gulch

Inspiration Point — the beautiful overlook between Felton and Santa Cruz along Highway 9.

Club Roundup

Kiwanis of the Valleys

Plain Talk About Food: The truth about lard…leaf lard and tamales

Lard can be a touchy subject for many cooks who have or have not cooked with lard over the past 50 years, especially if you have not brought yourself up to speed with the new way pigs today are being raised on sustainable farms — such as Flying Pigs Farm in upstate New York.

It’s Your Money: Investing well means knowing when to take a swing

In baseball, a batter can wait for his pitch before taking a swing. But if he waits too long and lets three strikes go by without swinging, he’ll be called out on strikes.