Scotts Valley High School closed Friday after threats made on social media site

April 12, 2013

Administrators canceled classes at Scotts Valley High School today after threats were made on a social media site. District Superintendent Penny Weaver posted the following announcement on the school’s website: Dear High School Families and Staff, We have received information of a potential security threat to Scotts Valley High School just before midnight April 11,…

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Movies at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

April 11, 2013
Movies at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The folks at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk released the schedule for its outdoor Wednesday night movie series this summer. Fittingly, the series kicks off with a movie filmed here in Santa Cruz — “The Lost Boys” — and ends with another filmed in Santa Cruz, “Chasing Mavericks.” Here’s the full line-up: June 26 –…

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Aptos mom skydiving to raise money for son battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease

April 11, 2013

KION has a story today about a 71-year-old Aptos woman who is planning to skydive later this morning as part of a fundraising effort for her son, who has Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The television station reports: “Joan Valor’s life changed eight years ago when her son, Eric Valor, was diagnosed with a form of Amyotrophic…

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PSA: Remember your reusable bags in Santa Cruz County

April 11, 2013

As of Wednesday, the cities of Capitola and Santa Cruz joined the rest of the county in the ban on plastic bags. In Santa Cruz, paper bags will now cost customers 10 cents; they’re 25 cents in Capitola. According to the city of Santa Cruz website, there are a few exceptions to the ordinance. Exemptions¬†from…

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Appeals court dismisses appeal in man’s suit against Dominican Hospital

April 10, 2013

A state appeals court has dismissed an appeal by a man who sued Dominican Hospital, claiming negligence, malice and oppression. The full text of the decision, issued Wednesday, can be found here¬†or at the bottom of this post. The background: Solomon Demma was a patient at Domican Hospital’s Behavior Health Unit several times in 2010…

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Artichoke declared California’s official state vegetable

April 10, 2013
Artichoke declared California’s official state vegetable

In other important news, the artichoke is now the official state vegetable of California. Yes folks, Lt. Gavin Newsom officially made the proclamation today. After an ongoing contest held by San Francisco radio station KGO to name an official state food, the votes are in. The finalists included artichokes, avocados, almonds, crab, sourdough bread, grapes…

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