Entertainment Live Music 

Live Music Santa Cruz: February 1-4

The weekend roundup of concerts and shows for the Santa Cruz area. Easy at-a-glance quick reference music guide. By Julie Horner Thursday, February 1 Sony Holland at Wine Bar 107 at TestarossaThursday, February 1 | 5:00 – 7:00300 College Ave., Los Gatos Matt Hartle & Friends at Discretion Brewing1st Thursdays | 5:30 – 7:302703 41st Ave Ste. A, Soquel Slow… Read More
Big Basin Water Local News Water 

Big Basin Water Secures $850,000 Grant

Serviam by Wright LLP, the court-appointed receiver to Big Basin Water Company (BBWC) has secured an $850,000 state grant from the California Department of Water Resources’ Small Community Drought Relief Program. The funding has been awarded to help assure access to safe drinking water for the Boulder Creek community served by BBWC for the immediate future. “This funding, which my… Read More
Business Food & Drink Main Street SLV 

Humble Sea Tavern Reopens

Community Embraces Felton Taproom By Julie Horner Taking a breath to regroup, Humble Sea Tavern in the old Cremer House building near the corner of Graham Hill and Highway 9 in downtown Felton has reopened for weekend pours. They’re focusing on serving their award-winning craft brews, select wines, and artisanal cocktails Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and featuring a fresh food… Read More
Cherokee Trail of Tears bean soup Column Alison Steele Columns Food & Drink 

Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean Soup with Scarlet Kale & Winter Herbs

By Alison Steele I throw on a sweater and stroll along the garden path for a fresh start to the day. My former convention garden layout of rectangles and rows is transforming. Winter time is prime for garden rearranging, bed resting, thinking, and reconfiguration. Meandering paths of fruit trees and winter greens tucked amongst the purple pincushions are becoming my… Read More
slv water district rate increase Government Local News Water 

San Lorenzo Valley Water District Rate Increase: How the Public Process Works

Public meetings are scheduled for January 20 and February 15 By Mary Andersen  The San Lorenzo Valley Water District has announced that its Board of Directors voted on December 7, 2023 to initiate a two month Proposition 218 process for a rate increase. According to the District, the new rate hike will address impacts from the August 2020 CZU Lightning… Read More
Zayante Fire Protection District at Loch Lomond with SkyLife Fire Departments Local News 

Zayante Fire Seeks Community Support

By Robin Musitelli Zayante Fire Department is struggling. The San Lorenzo Valley’s second largest department geographically but poorest in tax revenue, is fighting to keep a financial fire from getting out of control and will soon face a new threat — consolidation. As mountain residents know, our local fire departments are much more than fire responders. They are intrinsically valuable… Read More
Events Music 

China Cats Winter Dance Party 

Mountain Music Productions and the Santa Cruz County Veterans Hall present the China Cats Winter Dance Party at the Vets Hall in downtown Santa Cruz on Saturday, January 27 at 7:00 pm. Tix $20 Advance: https://bit.ly/ChinaCatsWinterDance The Bay Area’s longest-running tribute to the Grateful Dead, the China Cats have been burning up stages with the same band members since 2012.… Read More
Entertainment Live Music 

Live Music Santa Cruz: January 11-14

Live music in Santa Cruz County, the Santa Cruz Mountains, and all around the 831 for the weekend of January 11 through January 14, 2024. By Julie Horner Thursday, January 11 Clear Sage Leaf Solo Guitar Blues, Folk, RockShanty Shack BrewingThursday, January 11 | 5:00 – 7:00138 Fern St., Santa Cruz Hot Club Pacific Jazz on the Patio at Gayle’s… Read More