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Potty Talk – A Story about San Lorenzo Valley’s Waste Management

By Jayme Ackemann Rural, small town life in the midst of the sprawling, busy Bay Area has always been part of San Lorenzo Valley’s charm. Every new acquaintance is a friend of a friend, once removed. If our kids don’t already know each other by the end of 5th grade, they are practically guaranteed to meet in Middle School. But… Read More
Entertainment Events 

Live Music Weekend Roundup December 2 Through December 4, 2022

The first weekend of December is filled with live music, festive dance, and madcap Santa Claus flashmobs, rain or shine! Bundle up and see all there is to do! Friday, December 2 Laura T. Lewis & Holiday Market First Friday Boulder CreekLille Aeske Arthouse, 13160 Highway 9https://fb.me/e/37gIXofL5 Greg Wachala at Capitola Wine BarFriday, December 2 | 5:00 — 10:00capitolawinebar.com/events Rory… Read More
Education Local News 

Cabrillo College Trustees Vote to Change Name

By Mary Andersen After a two-year process, Cabrillo’s governing board voted Monday, November 14 to accept the recommendation of students, faculty, staff, and an exploration committee to change the name of the college. A new name will be selected by August 2023 and implemented at the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year.  The movement was launched in 2020 by advocates… Read More
three sisters cornbread Columns Food & Drink 

Three Sisters Cornbread

By Alison Steele Winter squash, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes abound in November along with deep garnet Bloody Butcher heirloom and stout yellow popping corn. Drying beans corkscrew around the sunflower stalks that now serve as drying racks for herbs and flowers. Kept in the proper places throughout the house these native foods will keep for quite some time into the… Read More
Santa Cruz County septic regulations LAMP Local News Real Estate 

Supervisors Amend Septic Regulations

By M.C. Dwyer Last month I discussed the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors’ (BOS) intent to pass potentially disastrous point-of-sale (POS) septic regulations as part of their answer to the state-mandated Local Area Management Plan (LAMP) for septic systems. The BOS’s plan as written was poised to add more pain and suffering to the CZU fire-damaged property owners who… Read More
Events 

Live Music Weekend Roundup November 18 through November 20

There’s something magical with the turning of the leaves, Thanksgiving less than a week away, and people making plans to honor family and “Friendsgiving” traditions…or run thankfully to the hills for a quiet respite. Whatever your pleasure, there’s plenty to be entertained by. Local music is alive and kicking; here’s what we’ve found for your enjoyment this weekend, November 18… Read More
Events 

Live Music Weekend Roundup November 11 through November 13

A little something to beat the chill! Here’s the live music roundup for the weekend of November 11, 2022. Friday, November 11 Dave “Nomad” Miller at Stockwell CellarsFriday, November 11 | 5:30 to 7:30stockwellcellars.com Lucas Lawson at Chaminade ResortFriday, November 11 | 5:30 to 8:30chaminade.com/event_calendar/#Live_Music_at_The_View Joe Kaplow at Steel Bonnet BrewingFriday, November 11 | 6:00 to 8:00steelbon.net/music Mike Hellman &… Read More