Kings Creek Road at Highway 9 Boulder Creek Columns History 

Streetwise History: Kings Creek Road

By Lisa Robinson In these articles, we will look at street names in the San Lorenzo Valley and explore their hidden history. James King and his family were among the first residents of the upper San Lorenzo Valley. James and his wife Mary Carpenter were from Missouri. They travelled across the plains by emigrant train arriving in Sacramento in September… Read More
March Horoscope Mountain Stargazer Astrology Columns 

Mountain Stargazer: Your March Horoscope

By Catie Cadge Welcome to the Santa Cruz Cosmic Weather Report – Evolutionary Astrology of the moment, your moment in time, our collective moment of change! March is an exciting month for stargazers, because we have International Astrology Day, March 20th, the vernal equinox. This year, spring equinox will be at 2:37 am PST, when the Sun enters Aries, the… Read More
The Air that I Breathe by Alisan Andrews Photo contributed by SCMAC Art Columns Coronavirus 

COVID and the Community

By Chris Finnie For a rural area, the San Lorenzo Valley is rich in community organizations. Here are how three well-known groups are dealing with the changes they’ve experienced and how they’re coping during the pandemic. San Lorenzo Valley Museum Lisa Robinson, collections and exhibition curator says, “We’ve found that when people understand the history of their community, they feel… Read More
Emily Pomeroy Photography oyster mushroom Column: Julie Horner Columns Food & Drink 

Foraged Wild Mushrooms: A Conversation with Bob Wynn

By Julie Horner Lompico’s beloved mushroom gastronomist, Bob Wynn said, “Typically right now I would be knee deep in mushrooms getting ready for the Fungus Faire.” If not for the pandemic, the 47th annual Fungus Fair would have taken place the second weekend in January at the Louden Nelson Community Center in Santa Cruz. Wynn presented cooking demonstrations and sold… Read More
Phase II cleanup Boulder Creek CZU Fire Fire Recovery Local News 

Phase II Debris Removal After the CZU Fire

By Mary Andersen The CZU Lightning Complex Fire in August 2020 burned over 86,000 acres and destroyed 1,490 buildings leaving several hundred families struggling to find housing while contending with their properties. Many fire survivors have spoken out online, recounting struggles with their insurance companies and Santa Cruz County’s planning department. While property owners have found the county’s permit processes… Read More
Mary Andersen Photography San Lorenzo River Local News Water 

Water District Consolidation Process

What the public can anticipate as officials begin discussions and take actions toward a potential San Lorenzo Valley/Scotts Valley water district consolidation By Mary Andersen The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) Board of Directors will meet today, Thursday, February 4, 2021. After opening the meeting at 5:30 pm, the board will enter a closed session period for one hour.… Read More