Can You Hear Me Now? AT&T Moves to Modernize Causing Concern in Rural California

By Julie Horner For many in the Santa Cruz Mountains and other rural regions in California, AT&T’s statewide Network Modernization Effort is a hard pill to swallow. In the neighborhood of 70 individuals attended a public forum hosted by the telecommunications giant at Felton Community Hall on Wednesday night, February 28. The meeting attempted to assuage outcry at the recent… Read More
telephone landline Infrastructure 

AT&T Schedules Public Meetings to Address Discontinuation of Landlines

In January AT&T applied to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to withdraw service to its landline customers. Many in the Santa Cruz Mountains and other rural areas depend on landline telephone service during emergencies, especially when power and the internet are out and cell phones are rendered useless. The CPUC is currently holding in-person and virtual public forums for… Read More
The Red Pearl Boulder Creek Food & Drink Restaurant Reviews 

Chinese New Year Celebrations Begin

On February 10 Asian communities welcome Chinese Lunar New Year. This year’s designation is the Year of the Wood Dragon, ushering in a time brimming with growth, innovation, and a profound connection to nature. It’s a time to honor ancestors, deities, and family. The festival is rich in traditional customs and rituals, including cleaning the house to sweep away bad… Read More
Columns Music 

The New Horizons Band Celebrates the Release of ‘Kaleidoscope’

By Julie Horner The New Horizons forthcoming album Kaleidoscope is what band founder, drummer and bass player Jimmy Palafox calls “a mashup of all my inspirations.” Featuring 12 tracks, their first full length album came out on January 12, 2024 and features original compositions by band members past and present. The official release party is March 30, 2024 at the… Read More
Entertainment Live Music 

Live Music Santa Cruz: February 23-25

Live music Santa Cruz! Check out the weekend roundup of concerts and festivals with this easy at-a-glance quick reference music guide by Julie Horner. Friday, February 23 Mo Animo at Jack O’Neill LoungeFriday, February 23 | 3:00 – 6:00175 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz Three on the Tree at San Gregorio General StoreFriday, February 23 | 4:00 – 7:007615 Stage… Read More
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Storm Resources for February 18 and 19

The National Weather Service is forecasting several inches of rain and powerful winds beginning late Saturday and into Monday. Expect downed trees, power outages, and possible flooding of local creeks and rivers. Below are some resources to help you prepare for the storm: Preparedness Checklist View the county’s storm preparedness checklist. Emergency Alerts Receive local emergency alerts to your phone… Read More