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October 23, 2021

Sports Roundup: Falcons football crush Condors in league action

Scotts Valley senior Isaiah Velez put together a season in one game, scoring the Falcons’ first four touchdowns to spoil North Monterey County’s homecoming celebration. He rushed for two touchdowns, caught a touchdown and returned an interception for a pick-six for the Falcons in a...

Velez continues to shine for Falcons | HS football

The biggest goal this season for Scotts Valley senior running back Isaiah Velez was to improve from last year’s performance, which earned him the Most Valuable Player in the “B” Division of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League.  “I did decently last year and I...

Sports Roundup: SV’s girls cross country takes third at Ram Invitational

Scotts Valley Sophomore Ashlyn Boothby won race No. 1 to help the Falcons cross country team take third place at the 2.6-mile Ram Invitational at Westmoor High on Sept. 25. Boothby, the defending Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League champion, finished in 15 minutes, 40 seconds...

Scotts Valley Mayor Declares City’s Commitment to Diversity

Derek Timm
After officially designating September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Scotts Valley Mayor Derek Timm moved on to another proclamation that was close to his heart. Referencing incidents of hatred and discrimination across Santa Cruz County, he announced the City’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion,...

Scotts Valley Recognized for Good Bookkeeping

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The professional association that represents more than 21,000 government finance officers across North America has given Scotts Valley its highest accolade. On Sept. 21, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced it had awarded the Certificate of Achievement for...

PG&E Responds to Outages

PG&E
The San Lorenzo Valley has been plagued with power outages for as long as the area has had electricity.  Strong winds, downed trees and mudslides have taken out power time and again, and residents of the area recognize that living beneath the redwoods has its...

SLVUSD Embarks on a Series of Exterior School Renovations

The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District has begun a series of improvements to its buildings. In addition to a broader work plan that will transform its structures over the next few years, the first set of upgrades, approved in September, features painting work, protective...

Supervisors Clarify Deed Requirement Affecting CZU Fire Survivors

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Two women near the public comment podium hugged following a contentious item before the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Tuesday afternoon, as it reversed course on a move that would have affected the property papers of many rebuilding after the CZU Lighting Complex...

There’s an Ornamental Grass for Every Garden

The Mountain Gardener
One of the most dramatic sights in a garden is an ornamental grass backlit by late afternoon sun. They seem to come alive as their tawny flowers spikes glow and sway in the breeze. Their gentle movement and soft whispering sounds can bring your...

Hitting the Bullseye

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While watching the documentary “This Changes Everything” on Netflix, I learned about the history of women in the film industry and their struggles for inclusion. One of the statistics included in the documentary about how films can influence us inspired this article. In the Disney/Pixar...

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Police: Child Nearly Stolen From Grandfather’s Arms

A woman in her mid-30s is facing a felony child abduction charge after she tried to steal a toddler in Scotts Valley, authorities said. Several...