History

Brookdale Slipout Repair of State Route 9

Brookdale Slipout Repair of State Route 9

Overnight Full Closures Starting Sunday Night, Oct. 15 Caltrans will continue a slip out repair project along Hwy. 9 with about 15 overnight full closures between Western Avenue and Pike Road in Brookdale during the overnight hours of 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. beginning on Sunday night, Oct. 15, Caltrans officials have announced. The purpose […]

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 […]

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 […]