Americorps in Ben Lomond California Community Local News Parks 

AmeriCorps on Hand for County Parks and Disaster Relief

By Mary Andersen AmeriCorps teams can be found at various county parks through April working on native plant growth, park restoration, and ocean conservation. They’ve also been engaged in disaster relief due to the recent storms. While here, the team of 8 will complete 80 hours of community service. Emma Lee, the site supervisor for County Park Friends, said, “These… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley storm recovery Government Local News 

Storm Recovery and Big Basin Water Meetings | Supervisor Bruce McPherson Updates

By Supervisor Bruce McPherson Severe storms that have pelted Santa Cruz County for the last three months have caused a great deal of damage to public and private property, resulting in prolonged power outages and difficulty traveling throughout the San Lorenzo Valley. I invite you to a joint SLV Town Hall with Congressman Jimmy Panetta from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April… Read More
Ben Lomond Highway 9 Slide Infrastructure Local News 

Ben Lomond Neighborhood Seeks County and State Response on the Highway 9 Slide

By Mary Andersen On New Year’s Eve the first of a series of atmospheric rivers arrived in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The ensuing intense rainfall triggered a major landslide on Highway 9 in Ben Lomond near Glen Arbor Road. Ongoing storms since then have exacerbated the slide with one resident saying, “It’s been in motion virtually nonstop. Every rainstorm since… Read More
quail hollow ranch park Columns History Local History Local News 

A Visit with the Last Private Owners of Quail Hollow Ranch

Harry and Maude Owen – Quail Hollow Ranch 1957 to 1974  By Richard James and Jim Bahn In November of 1957, Hayward, California rancher Harry Owen and his wife, Maude, purchased Quail Hollow Ranch from Sunset Magazine owner Larry Lane. Harry Owen, a descendant of an old time California ranching family, sold his Hayward ranch as urban development began to… Read More
Djangatos Entertainment Music 

Djangatos: Spreading the Gospel of Hot Club Jazz

By Julie Horner Djangatos is a Los Gatos based acoustic trio that plays in the improvisational, fiercely rhythmic and lyrical style of Jean “Django” Reinhardt, the Belgian-born guitarist and composer who is celebrated for elevating so-called “gypsy jazz” to a wildly popular dance music form. Raised in an encampment straddling the gentrified streets of Paris and the medieval world of… Read More
Barbara Knowles round table pizza felton Business 

Round Table Pizza Celebrates 50 years in Felton | SLV Main Street

By Jennifer Mount Piping hot, cheesy sweet tomato goodness and a satisfying crunch. Pizza! My mouth waters just thinking about it. Here in the San Lorenzo Valley, one locally owned business has something very inspiring to celebrate. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Round Table Pizza in Felton! Opening in 1973, Round Table claimed a prominent corner spot in the… Read More
pastured eggs wilted greens and sourdough Column Alison Steele Columns Food & Drink 

Pastured Egg & Wilted Sorrel atop Toasted Sourdough

By Alison Steele Eggs on toast with wilted greens is a combination older than the hills enjoyed by folks and farmers everywhere. I heard KBCZ’s Tina Davey raving about toast on the radio stacked with eggs and avocado as a quick nutritious meal while stocking the camper with goodies for our spring campout. Erin Valdivia, bread baker extraordinaire and cohost… Read More
brookdale lodge bluegrass festival Entertainment Events Music 

Brookdale Bluegrass Festival March 24, 25, 26

Santa Cruz Mountains Music Festival Returns to its Roots By Julie Horner Reeling in at the Santa Cruz Wharf, nothing in the creel, Eric Burman sighed and said, “You can’t catch fish after a full moon.” Burman and fellow KBCZ programmer and brother in bluegrass, Bruce Bellochio turned the conversation to the upcoming Brookdale Bluegrass Festival. Burman and Bellochio, along… Read More