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SVWD Hosting Free Water Conservation Classes

SVWD Hosting Free Water Conservation Classes

The Scotts Valley Water District (SVWD) is offering a free public information series regarding water use efficiency in January (for three Wednesdays and one Thursday), from 7:00-8:30 pm at the District office. Speakers will be presenting information on Ocean-Friendly Gardening, Irrigation Design and Efficiency, Inter-District Collaboration, and Rainwater and Graywater Harvesting. The series is free […]

Nextdoor Private Social Network

Nextdoor Private Social Network

On January 2nd 2014, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office will began using Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, to foster neighborhood-to-neighbor and countywide communication. Residents in the unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz can use Nextdoor to share information about neighborhood watch and safety issues, local events, school activities, upcoming garage sales, lost pets […]

Consolidating for the Future

Consolidating for the Future

In these times of painfully slow economic growth and stretched public resources, it’s best to be fiscally conservative, consolidating what you have and providing a solid foundation on which to build for the future. Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley are fortunate to have educational and civic leaders who are working to preserve those qualities […]

Loch Lomond Level Falls as Dry Weather Continues

Loch Lomond Level Falls as Dry Weather Continues

Water Supply “Insurance Policy” Being Used in Ongoing Dry Weather SANTA CRUZ – While snow is finally beginning to fall in the Sierras, conditions in Santa Cruz continue to be abnormally dry. Unlike many other California communities, whose water resources include mountain snowmelt, Santa Cruz relies 100% on local rainfall for its water supply. When […]

Polo Barn has Million Dollar Price Tag

Polo Barn has Million Dollar Price Tag

By Noel Smith Florida-based Lennar Homes offered the city of Scotts Valley $1 million for the right to raze the historic but dilapidated building. The money would be used by the city for its parks and recreation department. If the offer is not taken, the developer would be forced to renovate the structure at its […]

SV Library Brews Success with Hops & Harvest Celebration

SV Library Brews Success with Hops & Harvest Celebration

October 5th fundraising event showcases local microbreweries, eateries & amazing raffle prizes! SCOTTS VALLEY – The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library hosted its first-ever ‘Hops & Harvest Festival’ event last month, and the fundraiser proved to be successful on all fronts: a great celebration with the local community and $8,000 raised to support a […]

19th Annual ‘Angels’ of the Year Awards Dinner

19th Annual ‘Angels’ of the Year Awards Dinner

 Presented by Valley Churches United Missions The 19th annual “Angels of the Year” awards dinner will take place Thursday, Dec. 5 at Scopazzi’s Restaurant. Valley Churches United Missions honors individual volunteers, businesses, churches, service clubs, and schools who have given so much in labor and monetary contributions. Their contributions ensure that area residents, during their time […]

Do You Remember Santa’s Village?

Do You Remember Santa’s Village?

By W. Wilde 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 […]

Save Our Shores to Clean Scotts Valley Sky Park Before First Rain

Save Our Shores to Clean Scotts Valley Sky Park Before First Rain

Seeking volunteers for preventative cleanup Save Our Shores (SOS), the leader in ocean awareness, advocacy and action on the Central Coast, announced today that they will be conducting their first public inland cleanup in Scotts Valley. Save Our Shores will be cleaning Scotts Valleys streets and neighborhoods this Friday. This cleanup is a precautionary and […]