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Christopher Bradford Boulder Creek California Fire Recovery Local News 

Nine Months

May 20, 2021 By Antonia Bradford Today is nine months to the day that my home burned to the ground. I will never forget the moment that I found out she was gone. I have never experienced grief like that. Deep. Painful. I screamed and sobbed in my husband’s arms for an hour. I would wake up in our hotel… Read More
SLV High School Pool open to the public Community Local News 

Public Places Open at Last

By Chris Finnie On June 15 Santa Cruz County moves back to usual operations. Parks, beaches, museums, and libraries are reopening after a long absence. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite San Lorenzo Valley public places. Parks All county parks, beaches, and trails are open, including playgrounds and restrooms. Visit scparks.com for health guidelines and access updates. Enjoy… Read More
Catie Cadge Summer Solstice Astrology Columns 

Evolutionary Astrology for June

The Santa Cruz Cosmic Weather Report By Catie Cadge, PhD At the start of June, Venus enters Cancer, joining Mars in the watery and emotional sign of the crab. On June 3rd, Venus makes a lovely trine to Jupiter at 1˚ 45’ Pisces. Meanwhile, Sun and Mercury retrograde are in Gemini. The beginning of the month is a pleasant time… Read More
Santa Cruz Mountains wineries Food & Drink Local News 

Sipping the Santa Cruz Mountains

By Julie Horner Hallcrest Vineyards Felton There’s a feeling you get when you pull into Hallcrest Vineyards in Felton. The sun is warmer here, the light more healing and soft. Tucked into a mountainside neighborhood of Victorian farm houses, roses and oaks and rolling meadow, the sound of the Roaring Camp steam train whistle echoes high and lonesome and you… Read More
masood's lodge Business 

Masood’s Lodge

By Julie Horner For years it was known as the Merrybrook Lodge, a charming collection of cabins just off Big Basin Way near downtown Boulder Creek. Described by visitors as “rustic with beautiful views, clean and comfortable,” proprietor Masood Madani says, “We have the best river view in the area!” Following a shady footpath to the creek’s edge, ferns and… Read More
San Lorenzo Valley Museum Art Culture 

Art, History, and Nature Exhibits Welcome Visitors During Museum Month

May is Museum Month in Santa Cruz County By Mary Andersen After a year of pandemic closures, with economic reopening now in sight, area cultural institutions are cautiously and joyfully welcoming visitors back. After working diligently to bring art, history, and nature to supporters through creative online channels, attention turns now to in-person exhibits, tours, and classes. “If you feel… Read More