People Water 

The Long Road to Lompico – Lois Henry Retires From SLV Water District’s Board

By Jayme Ackemann My colleague and new friend Lois Henry is retiring from public service. Her term on the Water District Board began in 2018 but her story starts years before the road to Lompico was paved. Lois and Les Henry settled their family in San Lorenzo Valley’s Lompico Canyon community more than 50 years ago. They built their home… Read More
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Commercial Property Snapshot

By MC Dwyer Commercial real estate is heating up along with seasonally rising spring temperatures.  In Felton, an iconic downtown ½+ acre parcel featuring +/- 7,000 square feet of mixed use residential and retail buildings at 6245 Highway 9 just listed for $1,995,000.   Boulder Creek  Curious about the mixed use commercial / residential project still under construction along Highway 9,… Read More
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Digging into Spring

By Josh Reilly There are plenty of ways to economize in the garden. Grow drought tolerant plants and water less frequently. Plant perennials, shrubs, and trees in Fall to take advantage of the rains and lower weed competition. Buy plants on the “Sale” table at your nursery or garden center. Grow plants from seed. Propagate your own plants from cuttings, seeds,… Read More
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Real Estate News: Spring Update

By M.C. Dwyer As the flourish of spring blossoms cascades across plant species – beginning with fragrant daphne and tulip trees, on to native western redbuds and cherry blossoms, through my personal favorite lilac, climbing old fashioned roses and dogwood – one can almost forget man-made issues like inflation, rising interest rates, and global unrest… But economic change is upon… Read More
roaring camp railroads no on measure d Election Local News Politics 

Greenway’s Measure D Represents More Delays and Deception for Santa Cruz County Voters

By Jayme Ackemann I’m supporting No on Measure D. If you frequent this space, you’re probably already clear that this column has a point of view. Each month I voluntarily break down some of the complicated infrastructure challenges we are facing in the San Lorenzo Valley. The campaign to oppose Greenway’s Measure D kicked off in April with a speech… Read More
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5/20 – 6/12 Mountain Community Theater Presents: Calendar Girls

Mountain Community Theater announces the popular, heart-warming comedy Calendar Girls, by Tim Firth, is the next production in their successful reopening season at historic Park Hall, 9400 Mill St, Ben Lomond. Directed by Santa Cruz County favorite Hannah Eckstein, and starring some of the area’s most popular performers, Calendar Girls tells the true story of middle-aged English ladies who try a… Read More