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August 11, 2022

Council should have taken a stand


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Letter: Build a hotel for the grandkids, not CEOs

Hopefully, our county supervisor, Mark Stone, will not approve the construction of the new La Bahia hotel in Santa Cruz. At least, not as it is presently planned, with its projected height to be four stories and blocking the ocean views of the residents on Beach Hill. The hotel could have been built by now, but the developers will not budge from their insistence that the height be well over zoning regulations. They say that they must have that fourth story for two large and, we must assume, very expensive penthouses. The new La Bahia will not be just a hotel. It will be a four-star hotel. Meaning that it's not going to be a place where the grandkids can stay and be close to the Boardwalk.

Shout-out: Fire department’s swift response to wildfire is commendable

Scotts Valley Fire Department and CAL Fire, thank you for once again doing an outstanding job saving the properties in our Bethany University neighborhood. The recent fire (on Tuesday Sept. 24) was contained within minutes! I am continually impressed at your professionalism and capabilities. It makes me feel proud and safe to live in this City.

Defending sous vide — Duff Howell

Dear editor,

Editor’s notebook: Calling all lemons

The wedding is less than two weeks away and there are several thoughts swirling through my head. Top of the list: Where can I find a good hamburger? Actually, that question arises only at lunchtime and I don’t think it’s wedding-related. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on in my brain in the days leading up to the ceremony:



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...