Last Chance Community Post-Fire Watershed Defense Coalition Fire Fire Recovery Local News 

Post-Fire Watershed Defense Coalition Takes Action

By Beth Prentiss with Rebekah Uccellini Kuby and Tiffany Worthington While cooler weather and rains may spell relief for some people worried about wildfires, for others they mean a race against the clock to protect our waterways from toxic ash runoff before heavy rains begin. The Post-Fire Watershed Defense Coalition has been working non-stop since the wildfires to contain the… Read More
Glogg and Pebbernodder Peppernuts Columns Food & Drink 

Glogg and Pebernodder

By Marielle Martin Traditional Scandinavian Christmas Fare  Since ancient times, Scandinavian midwinter celebrations have centered around Norse and Pagan rituals of bringing warmth, joy, and light to the community to counter the darkness and cold of the season. Once Christianity was established in the region in the 11th century those traditions began to be called Christmas, but many practices continued.  … Read More
COVID California Santa Cruz County Coronavirus Local News 

County Stay-at-Home Order in Effect 12/17

REGIONAL STAY-AT-HOME ORDER IN EFFECT TOMORROW County of Santa Cruz Press Release: To preserve critical ICU capacity and protect the health and safety of residents, the remaining Bay Area Region counties, including Santa Cruz County, will implement the Regional Stay-at- Home Order based on data released by the state showing ICU capacity has fallen below the threshold for implementation. The… Read More
Yuletide Celebration Columns Community 

Barefoot on the Crooked Path: Yule

By Melinda McNutt, Seanchaidh Yule or Winter Solstice: the shortest day/the longest night of the year usually arrives in our Northern Hemisphere December 21st or 22nd. Granny was clan matriarch. We’d gather around her hearth, light candles from the Yule log, feast, sing, tell stories, and hold vigil for Great Mother as she labored through the darkness. On Bay leaves… Read More

Board of Forestry and Fire Protection Remote Workshop Notice and Announcement

WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection (Board) conducted a workshop to discuss issues related to the 2021 update to the Fire Safe Regulations (14 CCR § 1270 et seq) on December 22, 2020. The workshop conducted an in-depth review of the proposed changes to the Fire Safe Regulations and solicited input from Board members, the public, and… Read More