Ben Lomond Highway 9 Slide Infrastructure 

Ben Lomond Neighborhood Seeks County 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
Djangatos 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
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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
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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
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Fire Families Respond to McPherson Comments

Agenda item 38 of the Board of Supervisors (BOS) January 31, 2023 meeting, addressed an amendment of the County’s contract with 4Leaf, the Pleasanton, CA construction management firm which had been hired after the CZU fire to streamline and manage the permitting process for fire victims hoping to rebuild. The program for fire victims was called the Legacy Older Structures… Read More