western gray tree squirrel Column: Josh Reilly Columns Gardening 

Integrated Pest Management for Tree Squirrels

By Josh Reilly Tree squirrels seem most active at this time of year. Running along perilously lofty, narrow power lines and fence tops, cheeks puffed out with food.  Balancing and bobbing on thin branches, chattering noisily when passing house cats skulk below and hawks glide above, leaping across yawning gulfs of air, in seeming defiance of the laws of physics, they… Read More
Felton Fire Department Fire Local News 

Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors Notice of Vacancy

The Felton Fire Protection District Board of Directors has posted a Notice of Vacancy. Applications are due January 8, 2024. The position to be filled is for a term ending December 2024. The seat will go to election in November 2024 for a new 4-year term. Applications are available at the Felton Fire Protection District Office located at: 131 Kirby… Read More
Jobs Local News 

Loch Lomond Recreation Area Seeks Chief Ranger

Career opportunity in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Deadline to apply: Thursday, January 18, 2024. The Chief Ranger position is open at the Loch Lomond Recreation Area. The City of Santa Cruz Water Department is seeking individuals with skills in parks and natural resources management and administration to apply. Responsibilities include managing daily operations and staff, budgeting, and planning safety and… Read More
Nonno's Restaurant Redwood Estates Columns Food & Drink 

Nonno’s Pizza: A Legend in Redwood Estates

Ralph DiTulli is king of the hill at this cherished Santa Cruz Mountains eatery and gathering place. By Julie Horner Pizzaiolo Ralph DiTullio offered a brief history of Nonno’s in a nutshell: “In 1995, my sales gal from Ledyard Foods in Santa Cruz came to me and said, ‘Ralph! I’ve got the perfect spot for you guys, it’s up by… Read More
Entertainment Live Music 

Live Music Santa Cruz: January 4-7

Live music in Santa Cruz County, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and all around the 831 for the weekend of January 4 through January 7, 2024. Thursday, January 4 Alecia Haselton at Shanty Shack BrewingThursday, January 4 | 5:00 – 7:00138 Fern St., Santa Cruz Hot Jazz on the Patio at Gayle’s BakeryThursdays | 5:00 – 7:00504 Bay Ave., Capitola Matt… Read More
Entertainment Live Music 

Live Music Santa Cruz: New Year’s Eve

Full listing of live music and concerts in Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Live music roundup for your holiday weekend December 28, 2023 through January 1, 2024! Happy New Year! By Julie Horner Thursday, December 28 Lucas Lawson at Highway 1 BrewingThursday, December 28 | 4:00 – 7:005720 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero Cement Ship at Shanty Shack BrewingThursday, December… Read More
felton pump track Letters 

Felton Pump Track: Is Contract Enforceable?

Dear Honorable Board of Supervisors of Santa Cruz County, and Mr. Matt De Young of Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Stewardship: The Board of Supervisors has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) between the County and the Santa Cruz Mountain Trail Stewardship (SCMTS). In reading the MOA, it is apparent that “Section IX Indemnification” contains provisions to indemnify both parties against… Read More