dr steven leib blue zones Health 

Dr. Steven Leib Pioneers New Goals for Longevity In Santa Cruz County

By Haley Sage  Around the world, Santa Cruz holds an association with one of its natural icons, the almighty Redwood: a symbol of fortitude, resilience, and longevity. Now, our region may qualify for a new distinction to represent a different aspect of long life: the prestigious designation of Blue Zone. According to the Blue Zones organization (bluezones.com), Blue Zones are… Read More
LOGGING ARCH History 

Logging History Revealed: Track-Laid Log Arch Discovered in the Santa Cruz Mountains

By Julie Horner “The glory days of the lumber mills are history,” Santa Cruz Mountains tree expert Bruce Baker said. “What the forest chooses to reveal to the random explorer is nobody’s business. It happens when it happens. Our role is to observe and protect.” When Bruce’s name appears in the caller ID, you pick up. There is always an… Read More
Infrastructure Local News Water 

San Lorenzo Valley Water District Tank Replacement

The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) announced on June 2, 2024 that it will be replacing 12 water storage tanks in several locations in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Among them, the Redwood Park Tank, Echo Tanks, Highland Tank, Felton Heights Tank, and South Tanks. The work replaces old leaky redwood construction and plastic tanks damaged by the CZU fire… Read More
Holidays Local News Weather 

Red Flag Warning Issued for the Santa Cruz Mountains

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for Fire Weather Zone 512 Santa Cruz Mountains by the National Weather Service. Critical fire weather conditions are expected as we head into Tuesday morning, July 2 and until 11:00 pm Tuesday night. A combination of high temperatures (up to 99 Tuesday), Northwest wind around 15 mph, and low relative humidity (as low… Read More
Holidays Local News Weather 

Excessive Heat Warning: July 2 Through the Weekend

It’s going to be hot. Santa Cruz County has released a statement asking residents county wide to prepare for an extreme heat wave “lasting from Tuesday, July 2 and into the weekend, with the National Weather Service expecting temperatures in the San Lorenzo Valley and other upper elevations to exceed 100 degrees, with little overnight relief.” A heat advisory has… Read More
Holidays Public Safety 

4th of July Road Closure: Boulder Creek

A road closure notice has been issued by the County of Santa Cruz: Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.Location: Portions of Hwy 9 in downtown Boulder Creek The Boulder Creek 4th of July Parade will be blocking vehicle access Highway 9 between South Street and Highway 236 this Thursday, July 4. All routes connecting to Highway… Read More