Boulder Creek California Fallen Leaf Column: Antonia Bradford Fire Recovery Local News 

Rebuilding Challenges Continue

By Antonia Bradford In the year since the CZU Fire of 2020, fire families have been grieving and processing our losses all while trying to work, raise children, and rebuild our homes. For many of us, rebuilding efforts have been stalled by Santa Cruz County’s Planning Department. Before the smoke cleared last year, we were assured by County officials that… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley High School Education Local News 

SLVUSD Back in Session

By Nancy Martinez New SLVUSD superintendent Christopher Schiermeyer provided an update on the start of the 2021/22 school year. The district’s 2,412 students have returned to in-person learning. The district is following California Department of Public Health (CDHP) guidelines which you can view at In a statement, Schiermeyer said, “Visiting the campuses and being inside the classrooms this week,… Read More
letters opinion Letters 

Letter: Group Opposes Proposed San Lorenzo Valley Community Council

An Open Letter to All Members of the San Lorenzo Valley Community Dear SLV Community Members, There are severe problems with the recent proposal for a “San Lorenzo Valley Community Council” that may well undermine the very community involvement it wants to provide. As a group of concerned San Lorenzo Valley residents, we are urging our neighbors to not support… Read More
gail newel david Coronavirus 

County Public Health Department Officials Address the Increase in COVID Cases

Santa Cruz County Public Health Department Press Conference August 12, 2020 By Chris Finnie In an August 12th press conference on the county’s increase in COVID cases, Health Officer, Dr. Gail Newel gave attendees what she described as take-home messages: The Delta variant is here. It’s time to be vaccinated. Layer protection. Wear your mask indoors and in crowded outdoor… Read More