Jodi Frediani PG&E cutting redwoods Fire Letters Local News 

PG&E Tree Removal without Approval

October 29, 2020  Dear Members of the Board of Supervisors, County Counsel Heath and County Administrative Officer Palacios, As your constituents and residents of Santa Cruz County and the San Lorenzo Valley and Bonny Doon, we are requesting that the Board more closely examine PG&E’s actions following the CZU fires. We are concerned that PG&E is using the fire aftermath… Read More
Boomer Boomeria Bonny Doon Community Fire Local News 

Boomeria – The King Always Wins

Boomeria in Bonny Doon Suffers a Scorching In Bonny Doon the Warnella Fire and the Waddell Fire combined to make a firestorm. The fire climbed up into the Santa Cruz Mountains burning most everything in its path. Boomeria, built by the Boomers starting around 1957, survived by the heroic efforts of friends and neighbors. A colorful Renaissance estate created by… Read More
Love 22 2020 Presidential candidate Election People 

Love 22 – Former Lompico Resident’s Presidential Write-In Campaign

By Chris Vaughan Among the notable distinctions attending this month’s presidential election, former Santa Cruz mountains resident Love 22’s record-setting eleventh consecutive write-in candidacy likely falls low on the recognition meter, but is perhaps the least likely to be duplicated any time soon. “Pat Paulsen and Harold Stassen gave it a good run but they can’t run any more because… Read More
CZU Fire Drone Imagery Fire Local News 

Sheriff’s Dept Releases Before & After Drone Imagery #CZUFire

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Team has released before and after drone imagery of the CZU Lightning Complex Fire burn zone. Multiple Bay Area law enforcement agencies contributed to the mapping project. View the Before/After Swipe Map here: https://arcg.is/1OWbb5 CZU Fire 360 Panoramas Map: https://arcg.is/05GDab Read More
MC Dwyer Boulder Creek CZU Lightning Complex Fire Fire Local News Real Estate 

An Impossible Reality

By M.C. Dwyer On August 16th, we woke up at 3:00 am and went outside to watch a bizarre dry summer lightning storm. As lightning zig zagged across the skies overhead, booming thunder quickly followed. We went back to sleep. By Tuesday afternoon, Boulder Creek was shrouded in smoke and stifling hot. The evacuation warning for our home came at 8:00… Read More
Felton Fire Debris Flow Task Force Fire Local News 

Debris Flow Task Force in Motion

A task force has been assembled and discussions have begun regarding the hazards of debris flows in the Santa Cruz Mountains CZU Lightning Complex burn zones. Winter rains are expected to trigger flooding and the accumulation of rock, earth, and tree debris can flow rapidly causing further damage to properties already impacted by the fire. Felton Fire Chief Bob Gray… Read More