Spring potato salad Columns Food & Drink 

Lured by Spring: Picnic Potato Salad

By Alison Steele Spring can’t help but lure one out with its flowers and trees loaded with blossoms and birds. Finding an adventure in nature has been essential for relaxation now more than ever. With summer just around the corner, a picnic is the perfect way to extend your day outside relaxing in the sun. Whether you’re heading to the… Read More
Boulder Creek California Columns Real Estate 

Real Estate News: Seasons and Cycles

San Lorenzo Valley Homes By M.C. Dwyer Spring and summer have always been my favorite seasons – everything feels so alive! This is the second year Stellar Jays have nested in the rosebush alongside my she-shed. It’s been so fun to watch both parents swooping in with food, the baby chicks craning their necks as high as possible, bidding amongst… 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
mars and jupiter Astrology Columns 

May Astrology: Embrace the Warmth of Spring

By Catie Cadge Welcome to the Santa Cruz Cosmic Weather Report – Evolutionary Astrology of the moment, your moment in time, our collective moment of change! Early May is Taurus season and how appropriate for May Day! The Celtic holiday of Beltane marks the period between vernal equinox and solstice. Feasting, dancing around the maypole, and sharing the nighttime warmth… Read More
Nettles Song Soup by Alison Steele Columns Food & Drink 

Nettles’ Song Soup

Recipes from a Mountain Garden By Alison Steele Coming into Spring, the hiking paths are lined with nettles, miner’s lettuce, wild garlic, and  plantain. It’s fun to forage for wild greens, adding nutrients to our bodies when we need it most! Mother Earth knows how to grow mineral rich food even if our gardens are still too shady to grow our… Read More
Quail Hollow Ranch Park The Pond Columns History 

Streetwise: Kenville Road

The Hidden History of SLV Street Names By Lisa Robinson Old Kenville Road, east of Zayante Creek, is the topic of this month’s article. But for whom is it named? There were two early Kenville homesteaders –  Joseph Kenville, who with his wife America, came to Santa Cruz County in 1866 and, seemingly unrelated, Solomon Kenville and his wife Edesse… Read More