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Local student takes on diabetes walk

Scotts Valley High School freshman Madison Milroy will take part in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk for a Cure on Oct. 6 in Pacific Grove.

The two-mile walk is a fundraiser to support research and advocacy for Type-1 diabetes. Last year, Milroy’s 3-year-old cousin Colton was diagnosed with the disease.

Milroy has joined Colton’s team of walkers, who call themselves “Colton’s DiaBEATes Crew and has raised more than $300 to support the cause. For information, or to donate, visit


10-tons of E-waste collected

The City of Scotts Valley collected more than 20,000 pounds of e-waste from nearly 300 participants during a collection day on September 14 in Scotts Valley. The majority of e-waste came in the form of computers, monitors and television sets.

The waste will be properly recycled and disposed by E-Steward Certified Recycler, ECS Refining. The city thanked residents for their support of the e-waste event because it helps keep the electronics from becoming a source of pollution in local rivers, streams and groundwater supplies.


Book signing for prolific local author

Gateway Bible Church in Scotts Valley will host a book signing for Glennon Culwell’s newly-published book, “you’ve got mail, A letter from Jesus.”

The signing — for Culwell’s seventh book — will take place Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 following both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at Gateway Bible, 5000 Granite Creek Road in Scotts Valley.

Culwell is a former long-time pastor and now holds the position of Pastor-at-Large. Culwell is also a former member of Scotts Valley City Council and two-term mayor.

"If you are concerned about the moral and spiritual darkness that prevails in American society today, this book is a must read," Culwell said.

The cost is $10.00 including tax, and one needs not attend a church service to obtain a signed copy.


Harvest and craft fair approaches

Vendors are sought for St. Phillips Episcopal Church annual Harvest and Craft Fair on October 26. The faire will be held at the church, 5271 Scotts Valley Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information and to register a booth, 438-4360 or


Suicide hotline volunteers sought

The Suicide Prevention Service of the Central Coast seeks volunteers to man its 24-hour Suicide Crisis Line. The program will launch its fall training session this month.

Program staff will travel within the span of the Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties to train volunteers.

Currently more than 70 volunteers respond to 400 calls per month from the three counties. Volunteers, according to the program, will be trained in how to respond and connect with callers and to listen, encourage and support them at a time when the caller needs to feel safe.

Training will begin October 15, and those interested should contact the program at (831) 459-9373, email or online at


Track bicycle riding

A new website,, has been set up so government can better understand cyclists paths as they plan for better bicycling facilities.

The site, set up by Monterey Bay Area Governments, is designed to collect information on bicycle routes. The information will be used to develop a modeling tool to improve bicycle planning in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties. The project will run through summer 2014. The site is built around the Cycle Tracks smartphone app, however, the user will be able to map their ride on an interactive map using the website, rather than having to use their smartphone while riding a bike.

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