Mosaic by artists Laurie and Dan Hennig mosaic Community 

Local Treasures Preserved: Update on the Boulder Creek Library Renovation

Renovation at the Boulder Creek Library is underway. The library temporarily closed in March, 2020 for a much needed upgrade using Measure S funds, but the project was stalled by contractor bidding issues, the pandemic, and then the fire. Santa Cruz Public Libraries Regional Manager, Laura Whaley, said, “It took so long to get to this point.” Read More
Yuletide Celebration Columns Community 

Barefoot on the Crooked Path: Yule

By Melinda McNutt, Seanchaidh Yule or Winter Solstice: the shortest day/the longest night of the year usually arrives in our Northern Hemisphere December 21st or 22nd. Granny was clan matriarch. We’d gather around her hearth, light candles from the Yule log, feast, sing, tell stories, and hold vigil for Great Mother as she labored through the darkness. On Bay leaves… Read More
Boomer Boomeria Bonny Doon Community Fire Local News 

Boomeria – The King Always Wins

Boomeria in Bonny Doon Suffers a Scorching In Bonny Doon the Warnella Fire and the Waddell Fire combined to make a firestorm. The fire climbed up into the Santa Cruz Mountains burning most everything in its path. Boomeria, built by the Boomers starting around 1957, survived by the heroic efforts of friends and neighbors. A colorful Renaissance estate created by… Read More
Suzy Norris Bonny Doon California Bonny Doon Community Local News 

Home

By Suzy Norris We’re home. Our birds are ecstatic as they burst out of that little confining cage and fly and fly, singing and twirling around their living room…joyjoyjoy! Doggies are not quite so sure…kinda scared and clingy, but picking up steam as we wander around exploring our new world of ash and burned leaf cinders, old and young smoke,… Read More