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August 11, 2022

A Love-Hate Affair With Football

Plain Talk about food
Let’s be honest here. Many women hate NFL Football—plain and simple. I fall into the group of women who have suffered through season after season of this violent contact sport. There are, however, women who love this sport as much as men, some even...

The Next Generation of Leadership

Cabrillo College
“The Covid-19 pandemic fundamentally changed our relationships between work and family life as well as institutions, health care, government and employers—not to mention the traditional approaches in how we manage our performances in business.” Now, many companies are seeking ways to retain employees. Productive supervision...

Why Have We Waited So Long?

This week I decided to cook one of my oldest and most labor-intensive desserts that took many trials and errors in the process of getting just right: Flambéed Crepe Suzettes. Now, this creation requires making the crepes and having on hand oranges, lemons, Grand...

The Green Aluminum Salad Bowl

In the 1950s, aluminum became popular with housewives in the form of drinkware, serving dishes and cookware. In Watsonville and living on Green Valley Road, five miles outside of town, we were serviced by the milkman driving his milk truck twice a week. Not only...

Setting the Record Straight

Bruce McPherson
Recent information circulating in our community regarding both rail lines within Santa Cruz County has caused quite a stir. As many members of the public are aware, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) owns the rail corridor stretching from Watsonville to north...

Key Community Hero Retires

Valley Churches United
Valley Churches United (VCU) has been assisting members of the San Lorenzo Valley community since 1985. From financial support to a plentiful food pantry, residents who have fallen on hard times have turned to VCU in times of trouble, finding respite in the nonprofit’s...

Covid-19 outbreak puts a damper on local prep and college sports

A rise in Covid-19 cases throughout Santa Cruz County has put a halt to some collegiate and high school sports events in the area. The Cabrillo men’s basketball team was supposed to begin its California Community College Athletic Association Coast Conference South Division season this...

Falcons are in great shape to be contenders for an SCCAL title | Girls basketball

The Scotts Valley High girls’ basketball team was off to a bumpy start after losing its first three games to begin the season. But things rapidly shifted after a long pep talk was given by Falcons coach Gabe Gonzalez, who had a come-to-Jesus moment with...

Falcons come in with smaller program but confident they can still battle in SCCAL action | Boys basketball

The Scotts Valley High boys’ basketball program is used to bringing in a steady number of players throughout the years. More than enough to fill up rosters for all three levels in high school. But the entire program, which now includes just the varsity and...

Cougars aim to be competitive in the chase for an SCCAL title | Girls basketball

The San Lorenzo Valley High girls’ basketball team has tried to shake off the stigma of being an easy win for opposing teams. The Cougars turned some heads during the abbreviated 2021 spring season by winning the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League “B” Division championship. SLV...

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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...