Food & Drink Valley People 

Santa Cruz Fungi: Popsicles With Benefits

By Julie Horner Cool cats looking for a chill experience this summer will be delighted to discover Santa Cruz Fungi “Popsicles with Benefits,” handmade medicinal mushroom-infused frozen treats. Founders and fungi fanatics Paul Lazazzara and Katie Sarna have a lifelong obsession with mushrooms and eating healthy. Based in Boulder Creek, the couple launched their nano business in 2020 and began… Read More
Entertainment Live Music 

Live Music Weekend Roundup: September 1 – 4

Live Music Santa Cruz County! Friday, September 1 Poi Rogers at San Gregorio General StoreFriday, September 1 | 5:00 – Claudio Melega at Aroma RestaurantFriday, September 1 | 5:30 – 8:30 Dos Bros at MidTown Fridays Block Party1111 Soquel Avenue, Santa CruzFriday, September 1 | 5:00 – Art Reception: Wednesday Kirwan | Music: Desert HollowFirst Friday Boulder Creek… Read More
chakra reiki healing Columns Health 

The Case for Energy Healing

By Luke Allis The Santa Cruz Mountains are no stranger to alternative health practices. The connection between energy healing and physical health has been widely studied and is well documented. You can find numerous peer-reviewed studies that show that spiritual and meditative practices can lower levels of stress, anxiety, and depression, which can lead to improved physical health and decrease… Read More
Purpletop vervain and aloe Column: Josh Reilly Columns Gardening 

Gardening: In Praise of Spreaders, Fillers, and Colonizers

By Josh Reilly Some garden plants are a bit weedy. Indelicate and misbehaved, they sometimes “don’t play well with others.” Some of them will crowd and shade out other garden favorites. Native plant enthusiasts fear more catastrophic, apocalyptic outcomes, and in several notable cases, they are right. Miles of California riparian corridors are now choked with English Ivy, (Hedera sp).… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley Post Entertainment Live Music 

Live Music Weekend Roundup: August 25 – 27

Live music in Santa Cruz County! Friday, August 25 Claudio Melega at Jack O’Neill LoungeFriday, August 25 | 3:00 – Bob Burnett at MJA Westside Tasting RoomFridays | 3:30 – Three on the Tree at San Gregorio General StoreFriday, August 25 | 4:00 – Live DJs and DonutsThe Slough Brewing Collective 3-Year Anniversary WeekendFriday, August 25 |… Read More
real estate san lorenzo valley Column: MC Dwyer Columns Real Estate 

Real Estate Update | Water and Waste Treatment Systems in Trouble in Boulder Creek

By M.C. Dwyer For about the last 5 years, Big Basin Water Company (BBWC), which serves around 500-600 customers, has regularly run out of resources to operate properly. The company, owned by Jim and Shirley Moore, is the definition of a mom and pop outfit, complete with their son as Chief Operator. Sources including the Moores, say they fell behind… Read More
King Tides by Shanna Kuempel Art Fire Recovery Local News 

Light on Water: Veteran Firefighter Shanna Kuempel Celebrates Fine Art Exhibit

By Julie Horner Artist Shanna Kuempel loves to play with color and luminescence in her landscapes. “My career as a firefighter, I’m drawn to light on water,” she said. The flush of a Santa Cruz sunrise; the fiery sky, pure oranges and blues….color and smoke. Opalescent, unobstructed views of the ocean at Pleasure Point. The way the kelp wraps around… Read More
Entertainment Live Music 

Live Music Weekend Roundup: August 18 – 20

 Live music in Santa Cruz County! Friday, August 18 Shawn Yanez at MidTown Fridays Block Party1111 Soquel Ave, Santa CruzFriday, August 18 | 5:00 – Dirt Rakers at San Gregorio General StoreFriday, August 18 | 5:00 – BanjerDan at Alice’s RestaurantFriday, August 18 | 5:00 – 7:30 Lucas Lawson at Discretion BrewingFriday, August 18 | 5:30 –… Read More
Andre Theirry Park Hall Ben Lomond Community 

Park Hall Benefit Concert and Centennial Celebration August 12

By Surreyya Hada and Ronnie Trubek Ben Lomond’s historic Park Hall is celebrating its 100th year anniversary and is excited to usher in another successful 100 years! New staffing, several new Trustees and with a vision to increase community involvement, the hall is hosting a gala fundraiser on August 12, 2023. Internationally celebrated and Grammy-nominated artist Andre Thierry, who previously… Read More