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March 4, 2024

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Plain Talk About Food | Attitude Adjustment

“Attitude is the ‘little’ thing that makes a big difference.” —Winston Churchill Each morning, I swing my legs over the side of my bed, slide...
Fifth District candidates forum

Santa Cruz County supervisor candidates make their pitch for 5th District...

The most powerful moment during the Fifth District candidates forum Feb. 7 at the Highlands Park Senior Center in Ben Lomond had nothing to...
letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor | Published Feb. 9, 2024

Majority of ratepayers being left behind It’s hard to believe the San Lorenzo Valley Water District promotes this rate increase as supporting water conservation. Anyone...
Panna Cotta

Plain Talk About Food | Roses are Red, the Violet’s Blue…

It was in the year 1590, Sir Edmund Spense continued his poem… “the honey’s sweet, and so are you.” And the last two lines...
Food

Plain Talk About Food | Fú

“The Old has gone, the New is here.” —2 Corinthians I have just wished you, dear readers, “prosperity” in the Chinese language—Fú—a greeting that we...
letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor | Published Jan. 19, 2024

Grateful for coverage of local officers In recent weeks the Press Banner has written several articles regarding our local law enforcement. When I see headlines...

Plain Talk About Food | If Only…

How many times have I uttered the words “if only” during my lifetime. I had been shopping at Safeway last week for a 10-pound pork...

Plain Talk About Food | Time for New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to makeyour regular annual good resolutions. Next weekyou can begin paving hell with them as usual. —Mark...
Shirli McLaughlin

Shirli McLaughlin’s final chapter: Friends remember community-building Ben Lomond shopkeeper

When I first stepped foot inside the Third Hand Store in Ben Lomond, a Canadian tasked with covering the quirky and community-oriented Scotts Valley...

Plain Talk About Food | Is There a ‘Watch Bird’ Watching...

Imagine being 5 years old and learning (from the other kids) it was possible, just possible…there was NO Santa Claus. This 5-year-old was devastated. In...

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Mock trial

High-stakes drama plays out at Superior Court during mock trial competition

Their client was found guilty of first-degree murder, but they did such a good job of putting up a defense that they’re now headed...