History

Future Looks Bright

Future Looks Bright

By Randy Johnson, Vice Mayor When I first got on the council, I worked very hard to pass Measure D, the tax that allowed us to rebuild Scotts Valley Drive. A cost of $29 a year and a beautiful alternative to a decaying road assured its passage by 90%. But at the time, what puzzled […]






Do You Remember Santa’s Village?

Do You Remember Santa’s Village?

The reaction is always the same: “Aaww, I went there when I was a kid.” Almost everyone in Santa Cruz, over a certain age, remembers Santa’s Village in Scotts Valley. Open year-round, it has come to represent a simpler time when even adults believed in the joy of Santa Claus. Back then, there were no […]






Scotts Valley Becomes a City

Scotts Valley Becomes a City

By Jessica Johnson and Donna Lind One could make the argument that Scotts Valley owes a lot to local media. In 1960, the Santa Cruz Sentinel published an article describing a cemetery planned for an area between Highway 17 and the wooded hillside beside it. Residents of Sandhill Road — known for their beautiful views […]






Scotts Valley: Then And Now

Scotts Valley: Then And Now

Dene Bustichi, Former Mayor and current Scotts Valley City Council Member History is a funny thing it depends on who tells it. So, for full disclosure, I am no historian and I am merely writing about my experiences and those of family and friends who have been in this community since 1956. In 1966 Scotts […]






Bear With Us

Bear With Us

A New Exhibition at SLV Museum Tells Bear Stories of the Santa Cruz Mountains In the late 1700s, the San Francisco peninsula was a wilderness, and home to large numbers of grizzlies. The abundance of food was shared between the hierarchy of wildlife and the native peoples; there was plenty for all. In just a […]






2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

S.C. COUNTY SYMPHONY The Gift of Music • HOLIDAY CALENDAR • THE NUTCRACKER Special Guest Artists • THINK LOCAL FIRST Truly Special Gifting! • LIGHTED BOAT PARADE Kicks off the Season • HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS For the Entire Family • THE GIFT OF GIVING Local Charities • HOLIDAY RECIPE – Vanilla & Peppermint Cookies • […]






Historical Polo Barn Gone

Historical Polo Barn Gone

By Noel Smith The Scotts Valley Historical Society lost its efforts to preserve the Polo Barn built 84 years ago by sportswoman and golfer Marion Hollins. However with the help of many volunteers, including Scotts Valley Vice Mayor Dene Bustichi, they were successful in salvaging much of its lumber for the future Scotts Valley History […]






Crosson North County Democratic Club

Crosson North County Democratic Club

North County Democrats Sponsor Social Safety Net Community Forum   The Crosson North County Democratic Club is sponsoring a free public forum entitled ”Promoting a Caring Community for San Lorenzo Valley/Scotts Valley Residents” on Monday, February 24, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Bruno’s BBQ, 230 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley. The forum will discuss […]