2016: A look-back

The year 2016 has left the world beaten and battered. It has definity not been the best what with so many tragedies leaving everyone feeling pretty down in the dumps. There have been natural disasters, the loss of David Bowie and other important celebrities, and a controversial election. The year started out with North Korea … More 2016: A look-back

Santa Cruz Metro introduces new schedule, cuts routes to balance budget

This year, the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District announced a series of changes regarding the metro routes. Santa Cruz Metro is spending more money every year to run its bus operations than it receives from passenger fares and federal, state, and local funding. To help balance its $6.3 million structural loss, Metro is reducing its … More Santa Cruz Metro introduces new schedule, cuts routes to balance budget

Principal Calden and Vice Principal Hearn take the reigns at SLVHS

In June, after the departure of former principal Karen Van Putten from San Lorenzo Valley High School, superintendent Laurie Bruton searched for a new principal, ultimately asking San Lorenzo Valley Middle School’s principal, Jeff Calden, to step up to the plate. Calden has already served as a principal for a number of years, and has … More Principal Calden and Vice Principal Hearn take the reigns at SLVHS

Two UCSC students lose their lives after being swept into the sea

Tragedy has yet again struck in Santa Cruz county when two UCSC students were fatally swept out to sea in late January when a rogue wave knocked the two and their three other friends off of the rock they were standing on at Bonny Doon beach. The victims were a twenty-five-year-old man and a nineteen-year-old … More Two UCSC students lose their lives after being swept into the sea

January storm surge costs money, lives along the coast

The recent storms up and down the coast have caused almost one million dollars in damage to crops and resulted in multiple road closures. This caused a traffic jam near West Cliff drive. There was also a multitude of small landslides, and a cliff fall that claimed multiple lives. Scientists have been predicting massive storms … More January storm surge costs money, lives along the coast

SLV junior Abbey Meck rescues drowning woman at beach in Davenport

Abbey Meck, a junior at SLVHS, recently made headlines due to her heroic rescue of  a woman, Sofia Benbahmed, in Davenport. While studying with friends she noticed chaos down on the shore. A woman was being pulled out to sea by a strong rip current. Noticing the friends of the woman panicking, quick-thinking Meck ran … More SLV junior Abbey Meck rescues drowning woman at beach in Davenport

SLV tri-campus lockdown exposes confusion over proper procedure

On Tuesday, February 2, the tri-campus of San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School, San Lorenzo Valley Middle School, and San Lorenzo Valley High School as well as the associated charter schools went into a lockdown at 9:06 a.m. until 9:38 a.m. after the elementary school received a report of a potential individual on campus with a … More SLV tri-campus lockdown exposes confusion over proper procedure