Big Basin Redwoods State Park Fire Recovery Local News Outdoors 

Big Basin Park Reopens July 22

By Julie Horner Big Basin Redwoods State Park reopens on Friday, July 22, 2022, with limited day-use access by reservation only. The reservation system opens on Friday, July 1, 2022. The Redwood Loop near the former visitor center and approximately 18 miles of fire roads near the park’s core have been cleared for visitor access with limited services available. Highway… Read More
Barnraising CZU Fire Column: Antonia Bradford Fire Recovery Local News 

Barn Raising in the Mountains

As the Two Year Anniversary of the CZU Fire Nears, Community Launches a Citizen-led Approach By Antonia Bradford The two year anniversary of the CZU Fire is rapidly approaching. As the smoke cleared and life returned to normal for the vast majority of the mountain, fire families who lost everything quickly realized the reality of our situations: we were underinsured.… Read More
Bluzar Blue Books Music 

Local Musician and Artist Bluzar Blue Releases Retrospective

By Julie Horner Longtime Santa Cruz Mountains local Bluzar Blue has released a compilation of songs, illustrations, quips, and observations in a book entitled “Bluzar Blue, In Black and White and In Color.” The book showcases 75 colored plates of his favorite artistic creations, finished and unfinished, since 1969. “I was having a hard time getting my artwork into galleries,”… Read More
signage and artworks santa cruz Business 

Signs of the Times: SignAge & ArtWorks Opens on Swift Street

By Julie Horner SignAge & ArtWorks occupies a prime spot in the fashionable Westside Santa Cruz shopping, warehouse, and art gallery district where families and couples cruise on bicycles and roller skates and enjoy a wide variety of craft coffee, beer, and wine destinations. Real Color 3D originally occupied the space on Swift Street, specializing in printing large format graphics,… Read More
Albino Redwoods Gale McCreary Column: Gale McCreary Environment Outdoors 

Albino Redwoods: The Ghosts of the Forest

Contributors to a Mighty and Interconnected Family By Gale McCreary It is a student, crouched in the shamrock-like oxalis plants on the shady redwood forest floor, who first alerts me to the mutant. With careful steps I approach the young man as he poses, one knee on his flattened blaick backpack, the other raised as a writing table for his… Read More

Live Music Weekend Roundup June 17 to June 19

Happy Father’s Day weekend! Here’s the roundup of live music for the Santa Cruz Mountains and around town…and a few cool events outside the area…for June 17 through June 19, 2022! Even more good news! There are pancakes! Enjoy the Fathers Day Pancake Breakfast at the Zayante Firehouse: Friday, June 17 Father’s Day Bluegrass FestivalNevada County FairgroundsThursday – Sunday,… Read More