United under brilliant blue skies or beneath a canopy of stars, we dance! Here is the live music roundup for the weekend of February 4, 2022. Featured on the Cover: Redwood Express at Discretion BrewingFriday, February 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 Mike Grimes at San Gregorio General StoreFriday, February 4 from 2:30 to Mike Grabill, Sam Nicolino, Jack Hansen… Read More
Community Infrastructure Local News 

SLV Fire Officials Respond to RTC: Oppose Forced Abandonment of the Felton Branch Line

January 26, 2022 Dear Supervisor McPherson and members of the SCCRTC: We write you today to urge you not to proceed with any efforts to abandon freight service on the Felton Branch Rail Line or the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line. These rail lines ensure there is a rail connection for Santa Cruz County and the rest of California, which… Read More
Attractions Infrastructure Local News 

Roaring Camp’s Future in Question: Transportation Commission Considers Forced Abandonment

By Jayme Ackemann In January, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that thanks to surplus budget revenues and a massive federal infrastructure investment package our state would make more than $2 billion in funding available for rail and transportation projects. This seems like a less-than-ideal time for Santa Cruz County’s Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) to consider abandoning some of the rail corridors… Read More
SCM Clothing company in Felton Business Main Street SLV 

SCM Clothing Company Moves to Felton

Sought After Local Designs and Santa Cruz Mountains Vibe By Julie Horner The much loved Santa Cruz Mountains themed apparel shop, SCM Clothing Company, that previously occupied the service bay at the gas station known as “Goober’s” in Ben Lomond has reopened under new ownership in Felton. SCM Clothing has joined forces with Redwood Coast Glass and celebrated its grand… Read More


Country Feelings at Michael’s On MainFriday, January 28 at 5:00 Wonderstill at Slow Coast Wine BarFriday, January 28 at The Dylan Rose Band at Capitola Bar & GrillFriday, January 28 at 5:00 Moonshine Crossroads at Discretion BrewingFriday, January 28 at 5:30 The Shady Rest at Stockwell CellarsFriday, January 28 at 5:30 Dan Frechette at ChaminadeFriday, January 28 from 5:30… Read More
Eric Kennedy Zayante Market Business Main Street SLV 

Zayante Creek Market & Deli: Carrying On A Mountain Tradition

By Michele Murphy and Julie Horner San Lorenzo valley native Eric Kennedy is the new owner of the Zayante Creek Market & Deli. This neighborhood corner store in the heart of Zayante was established in the 1940s and served the area first as a Chevron gas station. One of a cluster of buildings now owned by David Faulkner in the… Read More
Alba Schoolhouse Ben Lomond California Community Fire Recovery Local News 

Rebuilding Community in Ben Lomond: The Historic Alba Schoolhouse to be Rebuilt

By Julie Horner It’s full steam ahead for rebuilding the historic Alba Schoolhouse in Ben Lomond, which was destroyed in the 2020 CZU fire. Last August, the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to replace the structure, which has served as a school, a library, and most recently as a community center for the mountain… Read More