camp joy gardens Farms Gardening Local News 

Gathering in the Harvest at Camp Joy Gardens

By Julie Horner The comice pears have come in at Camp Joy Gardens. Windfall apples from several varieties of trees fill the air with a syrupy headiness; stalks of reddish-rose colored amaranth and fading sunflowers blaze against a cloudless blue sky; and pumpkins peek from their leafy umbrage. Towhee Nelson, daughter of Camp Joy founder Jim Nelson, grew up on… Read More
ann wycoff lost librarians grave Books Columns Main Street SLV 

The Lost Librarian’s Grave: Tales of Madness, Horror, and Adventure 

By Julie Horner Among the teaching volumes, spiritual guidebooks, tribal lore, and works of fantasy in the athenaeum of books for sale at Air and Fire: A Mystical Boutique in Boulder Creek, The Lost Librarian’s Grave edited by Ann Wycoff welcomes readers of speculative fiction into a world of the supernatural and the abominable. The 437-page short story anthology features… Read More
Halloween san lorenzo valley boulder creek ben lomond felton Events Halloween 

Spooktacular Delights Await as Halloween Arrives in the Valley!

As the crisp autumn leaves rustle and the scent of pumpkin spice fills the air, it can only mean that Halloween is approaching, and our historic downtowns are gearing up for spine-tingling celebrations like no other. Get ready for a ghoulishly good time as a series of hair-raising Halloween events are set to take center stage, promising thrills, chills, and… Read More
Entertainment Live Music 

Live Music Santa Cruz County: November 3-5

Live music in Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Mountains. By Julie Horner Here’s the lineup of live music in Santa Cruz County for the weekend of November 3 – 5! Enjoy! Friday, November 3 First Friday Art Walk Boulder CreekFirst Friday Art Walk Santa Cruz Kyle Kovalic at Jack O’Neill LoungeFriday, November 3 | 3:00 – 6:00175 W Cliff… Read More
Big Basin Water company Boulder Creek Local News Water 

Big Basin Water Customer Meeting Nov 2

Big Basin Water customers are invited to attend a November 2 community meeting in Boulder Creek hosted by Supervisor Bruce McPherson and featuring Silver & Wright LLP, the Court-appointed Receiver. On October 5, Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Timothy Volkmann signed an order granting the California Water Resources Control Board’s request to appoint Silver & Wright as Receiver over… Read More
Entertainment Halloween 

Live Music Santa Cruz County: Halloween 2023

Live music in Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Mountains for the weekend of October 27 – 29 plus Halloween, Tuesday, October 31! Friday, October 27 Scott Slaughter at Jack O’Neill LoungeFriday, October 27 | 3:00 – 6:00175 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Bob Burnett at MJA Westside Tasting RoomFriday, October 27 | 3:30 – 6:30328 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz… Read More
Redwoods San Lorenzo Valley Autumn Columns Outdoors 

Golden Moments: The Zen of Mindful Picnicking in Autumn

By Luke Allis Mindful Picnicking is the practice of savoring the simple pleasures of outdoor dining, where we fully immerse ourselves in the natural surroundings and the flavors of carefully curated seasonal delectables. As we transition into the fall, mindful picnicking can help us adapt to seasonal changes and foster a deep sense of gratitude for the autumnal experiences and… Read More
Dr Juko Holiday artist Art Local News 

Local Artist Juko Holiday Debuts New Artwork

By Blakeman Holiday Among the many accomplishments on Dr. Juko Holiday’s resume, we can soon add ‘Open Studios Artist’ to the list. This Ben Lomond resident, Ease Mountain Yoga founder, integrative mental health practitioner, and CZU fire survivor, will showcase her recent artwork during October’s Open Studios Art Tour. The event marks the first time she is sharing her abstract… Read More
Rebecca Drive Boulder Creek Columns Real Estate 

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know | Real Estate

By M.C. Dwyer Or, in this story, what your agent doesn’t know. Recently I witnessed an unbelievable mishandling of the marketing for a rural property listing.   The sellers had chosen a REALTOR from a nearby city to represent them. As the story unfolded, I learned that their successful agent had left for vacation (without telling their client), and let… Read More