Antonia Bradford Fire Recovery 

County Supervisors Fail to Ease Rebuilding Rules for CZU Survivors

By Antonia Bradford “We are up against a very strict timeline and the insurance companies don’t care if they make us homeless. Ironically, just this morning I got an email from Nationwide stating that we have till April to build our home. That’s 8 months from now!” – Julie Lucia, Fallen Leaf Neighborhood “Homes that are still standing and located… Read More
Boulder Creek cabin Real Estate 

SLV Homes: Selling Homes From the Heart

By M.C. Dwyer Since we’re in the middle of a busy and decidedly sellers’ housing market, I’ll bet “home seller generosity” was the last headline you expected, right? In two recent transactions, however, the sellers have shown a certain generosity, giving entry-level buyers an unbelievable opportunity. I can think of just two other situations in my 16-year career like this.… Read More
Letter to the editor Infrastructure Letters 

Letter: SLV Residents Struggle through 5 PGE Outages this Past Week

Dear Supervisor Bruce McPherson, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, Assemblymember Mark Stone Stone, Senator John Laird, I’m sure you are well aware that we are on our fourth consecutive day of power loss.  There have been five outages in the past week. Residents are weary of struggling to find ways to get work done; parents are tired of sitting in their cars… Read More
Last Chance Road by Julie Horner Fire Recovery Local News 

Fire Recovery Lags

By Jayme Ackemann When a 4Leaf, Inc. consulting geologist made three trips to Last Chance resident Ali McCargo’s Davenport property and couldn’t find it – Ali became concerned. Santa Cruz County promised a “streamlined process” when San Lorenzo Valley residents began returning to their fire-devastated communities. But fire survivors are asking what that really meant as we reflect on the… Read More
autumnal equinox Astrology Columns 

Astrology: Autumn Harvest and Celebration

By Catie Cadge, PhD Welcome to the Santa Cruz Cosmic Weather Report – Evolutionary Astrology of the moment, your moment in time, our collective moment of change! Fall begins in the northern hemisphere with the autumnal equinox, September 22nd. Equinox – “Equal day/equal night” – occurs when the Sun makes its ingress into the sign, Libra. Daylight and nighttime balance… Read More