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September 23, 2022

Focus on the Valley: Steve Kuehl

Steve Kuehl
In 1989, Northern California was rocked by the Loma Prieta earthquake, which was centered in the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park in Santa Cruz. The 6.9 quake was responsible for $6 billion in damages (close to $40 billion in today’s dollars), 63 deaths...

Cabrillo’s ‘Candide’ is a Force

Cabrillo Stage
Promoted as a “Satire of Innocence, Optimism and the Unexpected Lessons of Life,” Cabrillo Stage’s adaptation of Voltaire’s “Candide” is a glorious conglomeration of the very best that local theater has to offer. Incredibly funny, fast-paced and thoroughly engaging, the comical operetta grips the...

LPRT Returns July 20-31 In Surf City Odyssey

Little People’s Repertory Theater
When it comes to live parody musical theater, no other group brings it to life like Little People’s Repertory Theater (LPRT) in Ben Lomond. The Park Hall-based crew of kids and parent volunteers begin work the minute school adjourns for the summer, and spend...

What are the Odds?

You never think that the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don’t. - unknown I believe it was in 1977 while my Hubby Norm and I were living in Santa Barbara, that he announced, “we...

Mountain music in the key of life

Mountain Music Store (and dog)
When Sydney Gorham was five years old, she started her first business, “Sydney’s Outdoor Chore Service.” The tiny entrepreneur waddled throughout her San Jose neighborhood with a bucket of cleaning supplies and a stack of handmade business cards in hand; Gorham went door-to-door and...

Redwood Mountain Faire returns to Roaring Camp

Redwood Faire
Hallie Greene knows what it takes to bring a community together. From her work as the district manager of the Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District to helping create the Santa Cruz Long Term Recovery Group (SCLTRG), Greene is looked upon as a leader...

Chamber Honors Scotts Valley’s Top Volunteers, Businesses

big hug
The stars were out in Felton on May 6 as the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce held its Community Awards Gala at Roaring Camp’s Brett Harte Hall. Overall, Chamber Executive Director Danny Reber said he couldn’t be more excited about the event, which featured 230...

The Benefits Of Short Training Sessions

Ashley LaMorte
How many of us are short on time, but still want to get our training in. We don’t necessarily need to spend an hour or more training each day. The benefits of shorter sessions provide increased flexibility in your daily schedule and allow you...

Tiny Homes Can Be A Part Of Our Solution

bruce mcpherson
As we head toward spring, I’m excited about a new affordable and environmentally friendly housing initiative that could address development challenges in the Fifth District, especially for CZU Fire survivors in search of alternatives to costly or complicated rebuilds. The County’s Planning Commission recently indicated...

Keeping ‘Hope’ Alive Today

plain talk about food
There is a fine line between hope and expectations. In the latter, you are mostly depending on others to help you achieve an end to your desires, whereas hope is a positive feeling generated from within oneself—a desire that something might happen. Emily Dickinson’s metaphor...


Scotts valley city council

Timm-Timms Slate Attempts to Unseat Vice Mayor Reed In Nov. 8...

Councilmember Derek Timm has teamed up with recording plug-in company executive Allan Timms in a bid to unseat Vice Mayor Jim Reed, who Timm...