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CORRECTED: Either Way bridge closures north of BC

A bridge on Either Way over the San Lorenzo River just north of Boulder Creek will be subject to hour-long closures Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., the bridge will be re-opened on each hour to allow waiting traffic to pass. Motorists should be prepared for delays of as long as an hour.

The bridge closure is necessary for geotechnical investigation for future replacement of the bridge.

For information:


Artisans to host jewelry trunk show

Scotts Valley Artisans will host a show by local jewelry artists Judie Mountain and Wayne Robbins at Scotts Valley Artisans’ community art center Nov. 10 and 11.

Both artists will be present to display and sell their one-of-a-kind jewelry, handmade glass beads and other jewelry findings and supplies.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days at Scotts Valley Artisans, 230 Mount Hermon Road, Ste. D, in Scotts Valley.

For information: 439-9094 or


College, career night at Cabrillo

Cabrillo College will host its annual College and Career Night 2012 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the main campus, 6500 Soquel Drive, in Aptos.

Santa Cruz County students and their parents can meet with representatives from more than 60 public, private and out-of-state colleges and universities.

Cabrillo instructors, career counselors and financial aid workers will also be available for consultation.

Students can tour the new Allied Health facility and learn about Cabrillo’s Allied Health programs, including dental hygiene, medical assisting, radiologic technology, nursing, and human services.

The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Free parking is available in all student lots.

For information: 477-5650.


Local senior is cover girl for Bonny Doon writer’s latest book

When the newest book by Nancy Lynn Jarvis, a Bonny Doon-based author, hits bookstores in late November, the face on the cover will be that of fellow Bonny Doon resident Helen McCall.

The book, “Mags and the AARP Gang,” is about a group of renegade octogenarians who scheme to save the mobile home park where they live from foreclosure by robbing the bank that holds the mortgage and paying off the loan with the heist money.

“When I write, I visualize my characters talking to one another,” Jarvis said in a statement. “Often, people I know inspire characters in my books, at least the way they look does.”

Jarvis said that when she met McCall, she immediately recognized her as the embodiment of the character Mags and asked her to pose for the cover of the book.

For information: 427-1320 or


Cal Fire lifts statewide outdoor burn ban

The Statewide Outdoor Burn Ban was lifted Oct. 22, but the unit chief of the Cal Fire San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit wants residents to remember that the normal open burning period won’t start until Dec. 1 within state and local responsibility areas in Santa Cruz County.

In a press release, Cal Fire reminded residents to follow burning regulations and guidelines set forth by the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District and to follow the updated rules and restrictions regarding burning in Santa Cruz County.

Guidelines can be found at

Rules specific to Santa Cruz County and the San Lorenzo Valley can be requested from the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District, 647-8501 or


County jail lobby reopens following remodel

After several months of work, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office announced that newly remodeled Santa Cruz County Jail main lobby was officially re-opened to the public Monday, Oct. 29.

Construction crews renovated the lobby after the foundation became unstable and caused damage to the floor and windows.

During the renovation, construction crews upgraded the foundation, replaced tile floors and reconfigured the reception area to include a new area for other programs.

The jail is located at 259 Water Street in Santa Cruz.


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November 05, 2012
Jim Coffis is correct (above). The bridge in question is on Either Way, north of Boulder Creek. The article has been corrected. Our apologies for the error.
November 03, 2012
Couldn't do it on any day but election day? wtf
Jim Coffis
November 01, 2012
The bridge to be inspected is on Either Way NOT Highway 9
Joe F
November 02, 2012
You mean Thiel/Tiehl/Teilh?

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