A new flight path has Happy Valley and Los Gatos/Saratoga residents angry and eager to move it to the San Lorenzo Valley. Some claim that, since their homes are worth more than ours, the path should be shifted out of their neighborhoods and onto ours.  We already have a flight path. It’s called BIGSUR, or BSR
Saying her goal was to “make this work for everyone” County CAO Susan Mauriello directed her staff to significantly reduce the paperwork required for cultivators to register their intent to seek a license from the County.  The $3500 registration fee will also likely be reduced to reflect less cost to the county to process.
A three-month repaving project for Highway 236 started September 12 and is estimated to be completed by December. One-way, reverse traffic control is in effect for two weeks between mile marker 0.1 / Highway 9 and the Highway 236 intersection and mile marker 9.15 / located at Big Basin Park headquarters. Starting September 19 there will be a FULL CLOSURE between mile marker 9.15 / Big Basin Park headquarters
As the Black Lives Matter movement turned three this summer, I wondered if the equality I am so happy to have as a lesbian in Santa Cruz County was something that blacks also get to enjoy. So I sought the insight and firsthand experience of Michelle Morton, who was so kind to sit down with me for an almost two-hour interview.  For those of you who don’t know Michelle Morton, her family has been living in Boulder Creek since 2006. Her mother is Chinese and her father is an African American who grew up in Alabama. Her husband, Mark Morton, is white, and they have a daughter, Sarah.
The reason we live in Boulder Creek is BECAUSE of 9/11. In Jersey, we come from a town of volunteer ambulance and fire departments, blue collar workers and military, government workers and cops. Patriotism runs deep in us. Some people from our area died.

Proposed Flightpath Threatens the San Lorenzo Valley

September 16, 2016 ~ A new flight path has Happy Valley and Los Gatos/Saratoga residents angry and eager to move it to the San Lorenzo Valley. Some claim that, since their homes are worth more than ours, the path should

Major Revisions Made to County Cannabis Registration Program

September 16, 2016 ~ Saying her goal was to “make this work for everyone” County CAO Susan Mauriello directed her staff to significantly reduce the paperwork required for cultivators to register their intent to seek a license from the County.

Boulder Creek Rec & Park Moving Forward with Purchasing Bear Creek Country Club

September 16, 2016 ~ Back in June, Boulder Creek Rec and Park District had a public hearing to see if there was interest in them purchasing a new facility on Bear Creek Road. Fifty percent of the attendees were from

Cabrillo College Course Offered at SLV High School

September 16, 2016 ~ At the August meeting of the Cabrillo College board of trustees, there was discussion of English and math courses to be taught at San Lorenzo Valley High School. As academic years for both schools begin, only

Flow Boulder Creek ~ Yoga and Wellness Collaborative

September 16, 2016 ~ Westering sunlight filters through diaphanous drapery, warming the newly re-finished floorboards to a honeyed hue. The expanse is immediately welcoming and calm, the subtle, provocative scents of a well-loved old building mingling with hints of lavender

November Ballot Preview

September 16, 2016 ~ This November, 34 seats in the Senate and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election, that’s 88% of Congress. Also up for grabs, 20 seats (a third of the total body)

Santa Cruz Mountains Local News Roundup

September 16, 2016 ~ A three-month repaving project for Highway 236 started September 12 and is estimated to be completed by December. One-way, reverse traffic control is in effect for two weeks between mile marker 0.1 / Highway 9 and

SLV History ~ Gulching

September 16, 2016 ~ Gulches—deep, narrow ravines created by rainfall during the winter storms—provide a crude, natural pathway up and down the steep hillsides of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The term “gulching,” in reference to the transport of lumber via

Black Lives Matter Marks Third Anniversary

September 16, 2016 ~ As the Black Lives Matter movement turned three this summer, I wondered if the equality I am so happy to have as a lesbian in Santa Cruz County was something that blacks also get to enjoy.

Politically Speaking ~ The Hidden Impact of Ballot Propositions

September 16, 2016 ~ Unless you’re a lawyer, you probably don’t read the language of ballot propositions. To make them even more confusing, sponsors may give them deceptive names or write the legal language so that a no vote really

From the Mail Bag ~ Remembering 9/11 Fifteen Years Later

September 16, 2016 ~ The reason we live in Boulder Creek is BECAUSE of 9/11. In Jersey, we come from a town of volunteer ambulance and fire departments, blue collar workers and military, government workers and cops. Patriotism runs deep

One Way to Wow With Your Winter Garden

September 16, 2016 ~ It’s not too late! Start your winter garden on the cheap. This month is perfect timing. If you don’t have a garden bed yet, I can fix that. I’ll show you how to build a bed

Food 831 ~ The Perfect Treat at Quail Hollow Kitchens

September 16, 2016 ~ Patricia won her 1st cooking competition at age 9 with her coconut cake. She has won many more since. Patricia is also a chemical engineer, so her blend of passion and scientific knowledge of food gives

Health Tidbits ~ What is the Ideal Diet?

September 16, 2016 ~ Many people succumb to the latest diet trends largely in part because of the great claims of health and beauty that they promise. Some of these diets can throw the body off if followed intensely for

Living Simply ~ Memory Keeper

September 16, 2016 ~ Photographs are the perfect way to look back at adventures we’ve had, people we have known, and crazy outfits we have worn. In our days of digital you may find yourself not only trying to organize

Mr. Astrology ~ October 2016

On December 27, 1571, one of the greatest historical astronomers, Johannes Kepler, was born in Weil der Stadt in the Holy Roman Empire, now part of Germany. Guests at his grandfather’s inn would give him mathematical problems to solve and

Tips for Teens ~ Choose to be Grateful, It Will Make You Happier

September 16, 2016 ~ Don’t get me wrong. I’m not one of those super cheery people bubbling over with niceness. I’ve had plenty of frustrations and disappointments in my life. I’ve felt sad, lonely and depressed at times, just like

The Recipe Box ~ Quince Cheese

September 16, 2016 ~ The quince is similar in appearance to a pear, and is golden yellow when mature. The quince is aromatic and possesses a unique flavor combination of pear, apple, cinnamon and nutmeg all in one. Quinces are

On Spirit Wings ~ Medicine Road

September 16, 2016 ~ The music is groovy psychedelic rock jam laced with a haunting Native American sound reminiscent of the music of R. Carlos Nakai. Medicine Road plays mostly original material that is centered on musical healing and positive

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Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival 9/17 & 9/18
Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival 9/17 & 9/18

 

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