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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...

Plain Talk About Food | Precious Christmas Memories

I lived with my aunt and uncle during my early years, who, to this day, I am not sure they believed in the existence...

Ben Lomond father-son duo take on African challenge

When it comes to adventure, people have different comfort levels. For some, it’s trekking the wooden path into the butterfly-laden trees at Natural Bridges;...

Plain Talk About Food | Autumn’s Bounty

I had been tweaking an apple cake recipe for several years and just couldn’t seem to get “it” quite right, until my last effort,...

Man arrested in Ben Lomond on Scotts Valley rape and imprisonment...

Scotts Valley police arrested a 36-year-old San Lorenzo Valley man on burglary, rape and false imprisonment charges on Oct. 18. When the call for service...

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Emergency guardrail repairs result in daytime lane closures for Highway 17...

Maintenance crews will be performing emergency repairs to the guardrail in the median on Highway 17 near Scotts Valley on Monday, April 22. Travelers...