Peach Berry Corn Cakes with Bourbon Column Alison Steele Columns Food & Drink 

Peach & Blackberry Bourbon Corn Cake

By Alison Steele Returning to our mountain garden after two months away is quite magical. Pumpkins hang from the vine, towering sunflowers guard entranceways, ripe tomatoes and peppers peek out from under the weeds. There are, however, always a few casualties. Our peach tree had split straight down the middle despite my efforts to twist off what seemed like a… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley power ouatages Fire Recovery Infrastructure Local News 

Power Outages: PG&E Responds

Staff Report Thanks to citizen outrage and outreach to PG&E over frequent and increasing power outages in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the public utility held an online community meeting on September 24. Residents and recent outage maps reported dozens of service interruptions lasting from 45 minutes to 9 hours or more. The problem arose after PG&E installed their new tripwire… Read More
UCSC professor David Lee TEDx Santa Cruz photo by Mary Andersen Local News Tech 

UCSC Students Use Technology for the Good of SLV Nonprofit

By Chris Finnie UCSC associate professor of Computational Media David Lee says engineering students are strongly motivated by using technology to make a difference in their local communities. So, when the Baskin School of Engineering (BSOE) at UCSC decided to start a pilot program matching up local businesses and organizations with campus technology resources, professor Lee offered to helm the… Read More
Antonia Bradford Column: Antonia Bradford Fire Recovery Local News 

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 Column: MC Dwyer Columns 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