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camp joy gardens Farms Gardening Local News 

Gathering in the Harvest at Camp Joy Gardens

By Julie Horner The comice pears have come in at Camp Joy Gardens. Windfall apples from several varieties of trees fill the air with a syrupy headiness; stalks of reddish-rose colored amaranth and fading sunflowers blaze against a cloudless blue sky; and pumpkins peek from their leafy umbrage. Towhee Nelson, daughter of Camp Joy founder Jim Nelson, grew up on… Read More
ann wycoff lost librarians grave Books Columns Main Street SLV 

The Lost Librarian’s Grave: Tales of Madness, Horror, and Adventure 

By Julie Horner Among the teaching volumes, spiritual guidebooks, tribal lore, and works of fantasy in the athenaeum of books for sale at Air and Fire: A Mystical Boutique in Boulder Creek, The Lost Librarian’s Grave edited by Ann Wycoff welcomes readers of speculative fiction into a world of the supernatural and the abominable. The 437-page short story anthology features… Read More
Halloween san lorenzo valley boulder creek ben lomond felton Events Halloween 

Spooktacular Delights Await as Halloween Arrives in the Valley!

As the crisp autumn leaves rustle and the scent of pumpkin spice fills the air, it can only mean that Halloween is approaching, and our historic downtowns are gearing up for spine-tingling celebrations like no other. Get ready for a ghoulishly good time as a series of hair-raising Halloween events are set to take center stage, promising thrills, chills, and… Read More
Big Basin Water company Boulder Creek Local News Water 

Big Basin Water Customer Meeting Nov 2

Big Basin Water customers are invited to attend a November 2 community meeting in Boulder Creek hosted by Supervisor Bruce McPherson and featuring Silver & Wright LLP, the Court-appointed Receiver. On October 5, Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Timothy Volkmann signed an order granting the California Water Resources Control Board’s request to appoint Silver & Wright as Receiver over… Read More
Redwoods San Lorenzo Valley Autumn Columns Outdoors 

Golden Moments: The Zen of Mindful Picnicking in Autumn

By Luke Allis Mindful Picnicking is the practice of savoring the simple pleasures of outdoor dining, where we fully immerse ourselves in the natural surroundings and the flavors of carefully curated seasonal delectables. As we transition into the fall, mindful picnicking can help us adapt to seasonal changes and foster a deep sense of gratitude for the autumnal experiences and… Read More
Dr Juko Holiday artist Art Local News 

Local Artist Juko Holiday Debuts New Artwork

By Blakeman Holiday Among the many accomplishments on Dr. Juko Holiday’s resume, we can soon add ‘Open Studios Artist’ to the list. This Ben Lomond resident, Ease Mountain Yoga founder, integrative mental health practitioner, and CZU fire survivor, will showcase her recent artwork during October’s Open Studios Art Tour. The event marks the first time she is sharing her abstract… Read More
Rebecca Drive Boulder Creek Columns Real Estate 

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know | Real Estate

By M.C. Dwyer Or, in this story, what your agent doesn’t know. Recently I witnessed an unbelievable mishandling of the marketing for a rural property listing.   The sellers had chosen a REALTOR from a nearby city to represent them. As the story unfolded, I learned that their successful agent had left for vacation (without telling their client), and let… Read More
water district rate increase Local News Water 

SLV Water: Rate Increases on the Horizon

By Bob Fultz The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) has started the process to raise rates, ultimately leading to a community vote.  I’m a member of the SLVWD Board of Directors but speaking only for myself.   Our community has a dual role with respect to District operations and governance.  We are customers purchasing water from the District.  But we… Read More
Love Creek Band San Lorenzo Valley Columns Music 

Going With the Flow: Local Band Love Creek Releases First Album

By Julie Horner “We have some exciting news!!” Malakai Lawton messaged. “We are so happy to announce that we are going to be releasing a live album in the next few weeks!” Recorded on location at the Farmer and the Flea festival at Skypark in Scotts Valley this summer, Love Creek’s EP of originals and covers called “Redwood Grove,” recorded… Read More