Entertainment Events Festivals Music 

Live Music Santa Cruz County: November 30 – December 3

Full listing of live music, concerts, entertainment, and events in Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Mountains. By Julie Horner Thursday, November 30 DJ Robin Applewood at Shanty Shack BrewingThursday, November 30 | 5:00 – 9:00138 Fern St., Santa Cruz Slow Coast Trio at VinoCruzThursdays | 5:00 – 9:004901 Soquel Dr., Soquel Jim Lewin at Chaminade ResortThursday, November 30 |… Read More
Ben Lomond Library Community 

Community Driven Revitalization: Breathing New Life into Ben Lomond Library

By Mary Andersen Friends of the Ben Lomond Library have kicked off revitalization efforts for the historic Ben Lomond Library building and library operations with a meet and greet and volunteer gatherings at the library located on Mill Street in downtown Ben Lomond.  The library building and surrounding property, maintained by the Santa Cruz County Parks Department, have been in… Read More
Business Food & Drink 

A Call to Gathering: BaleFire Brewing Opens in Live Oak

By Julie Horner Craft beer lovers will be stoked to notice that a new brewer has come to town in the Live Oak district of Santa Cruz. Former Boulder Creek locals and KBCZ 89.3 FM Community Radio alumni, Leslie and Matt Buchanan and business partners Stephanie and Nate Murphy have signed the lease in the East Cliff Village Shopping Center… Read More
pie ranch pescadero Columns Farms 

Gifts From the Land: A Visit to Pescadero’s Pie Ranch

By Josh Reilly During the peak of the pandemic, one of the few outings my wife and I allowed ourselves, during the warmer seasons, was a Saturday or Sunday drive over the mountains, via Bonny Doon, down to Hwy 1. After stopping at Swanton Berry Farm for the best strawberries in the area, one of those trips brought us to… Read More
Downtown Ben Lomond Government Local News Politics 

Creating a Community Forum Requires SLV to ‘Choose Our Own Adventure’

By Jayme Ackemann Last month, I asked you to consider whether a Community Council (or forum) would help San Lorenzo Valley navigate tough conversations and policy decisions. This month I will tell you how to establish one and what a Community Council might do. A forum would function something like a city council — something we lack in the San… Read More
Brian Frus San Lorenzo Valley Water District Local News Valley People Water 

Brian Frus Appointed Interim General Manager at SLV Water District

Felton resident and registered civil engineer Brian Frus has been named as Interim General Manager for the San Lorenzo Valley Water District, replacing Rick Rogers, who retired this month after serving the District for 48 years. Brian told the San Lorenzo Valley Post, “My recent experience in Monterey County taught me the importance of sound water policy and regional resource… Read More
Tempest Band Celtic Columns Music 

Brash, Bawdy, and Brilliant: Tempest Celebrates 35 Years of Rock-Driven World Music

By Julie Horner The year 2023 has been a blur. Tempest, the legendary folk rock band founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 80s by singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Oslo, Norway native Lief Sorbye and Cuban born drummer Adolfo Lazo, is celebrating their 35th anniversary with a national tour. “We’ve done a lot,” Lief said. “It’s been a… Read More
Entertainment Events Music 

Live Music Santa Cruz County: November 24-26

Full listing of live music, concerts, entertainment, and events in Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Mountains. By Julie Horner Friday, November 24 The Great Dickens Christmas FairWeekends through December 17 | 10:00 – 6:00@DickensFair Michael Gaither Duo at Discretion BrewingFriday, November 24 | 2:00 – 4:002703 41st Ave Ste. A, Soquel Glennie B at Cork and ForkFriday, November 24… Read More