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Nominations sought for Hammer-Marcum awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 Hammer-Marcum Award. This award honors volunteers who have given back to the San Lorenzo Valley community over many years. Nominations are due Sept. 14, and are available online at or in person at The Blind Pilot Jewelers in Boulder Creek, Valley Churches United in Ben Lomond, Mountain Community Resources in Felton, and at all SLV Redemption and Recycling Centers. Nominations may be mailed to VWC, PO Box 574, Ben Lomond, CA 95005, faxed to 338-7107, or turned in to Blind Pilot Jewelers.

A celebration will be held Sunday, Oct. 27 at the SLV Senior Center in Ben Lomond.

For information: 338-6568


Contractor chosen to build performing arts center

Tombleson Inc. of Salinas has been selected as the contractor to build the new San Lorenzo Valley High School Performing Arts Theater. The San Lorenzo Valley Board of Trustees chose the contractor at a special meeting Friday, July 26. The current theater is scheduled to be torn down in August and the new performing arts theater is scheduled to be finished in October 2014. 


Homeowners receive foreclosure help

Keep Your Home California, a $2 billion federal program, launched a new, easier-to-use website 

The program helps homeowners who have suffered a financial hardship save their homes from foreclosure. 

More than 100 mortgage-servicers are on board. Homeowners can see if they are eligible, and find which program works best for them at the site. The site also provides a list of mortgage servicers and HUD-approved housing counselors who provide support. Nearly 22,000 homeowners have been helped with $260 million through the federal program to date. For information: 888-954-5337.


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