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March 7, 2021

Sheriff’s detectives arrest wallet thief

SCOTTS VALLEY—Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s detectives on Wednesday arrested a Live Oak man suspected of using credit and bank cards stolen from a firefighter’s...
CZU August Lightning Complex fires

Central Coast, Bay Area fires have leveled more than 1,000 structures

Four major fires throughout the Central Coast and greater Bay Area have destroyed at least 1,055 structures, various Cal Fire agencies announced Saturday morning. The...

United Way gets new leader

ew United Way of Santa Cruz County Executive Director Keisha Frost was a fifth-grader when the local United Way brought in Boy and Girl Scout programs to her community. The organization’s efforts proved to be a pivotal moment in her life. “I had a safe space and caring adults every day of school,” she said. When United Way helped establish a track-and-field program at Frost’s school, she found her passion. She was named the third-fastest hurdler in the state of California in high school, a career that peaked when she went to the 1996 Olympic Games.

The nature of change

Two artists have come together to present “Continuum & Flux,” a new art exhibit now open at the Cabrillo Gallery.

Realtors warn public of online rental scam

WATSONVILLE—Local realtors and brokers are urging the community to be aware of an online rental scam that is taking advantage of desperate renters. The scam...
covid-19 beaches

Gov. Newsom to close beaches, parks statewide Friday

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday is expected to announce the closure of all beaches and state parks starting Friday, multiple national news agencies reported...

Deputies investigating Aptos murder-suicide

Investigators believe that Robert Mann, 56, shot his wife Janell Lund-Mann, 45, and then committed suicide, but what led up to the shootings is still unclear, said Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dee Baldwin.

New Capitola Library edges skyward

Construction work is marching ahead on the new Capitola Branch Library at the corner of Clares Street and Wharf Road. After the previous library was demolished at the start of the year, the new structure is moving skyward.
PVUSD

Temporary aid inbound for PVUSD budget

WATSONVILLE—The road has been rocky this year for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, as the state went from a rosy pre-coronavirus budget surplus...

Tom Held, Sarah Ryan among Chamber Honorees

The Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce on April 26 held its annual Community Awards and Art & Wine Gala at Seacliff Inn in Aptos.