sandbags santa cruz county Local History Weather 

Where to Get Sandbags in Santa Cruz County

North Santa Cruz County CAL FIRE Big Creek Station:  240 Swanton Rd, Davenport, 831-426-1664 Boulder Creek Fire:  831-338-7222 CAL FIRE Fall Creek Station:  7272 Empire Grade, Bonny Doon, 831-335-5353 Felton Fire Department:  131 Kirby St, 831-335-4422 Ben Lomond Fire 831-336-5495/Valley Churches United, 831-336-8258 Scotts Valley Fire Station #1:  7 Erba Ln, 831-438-0211 Zayante Fire:  7700 Zayante Rd, Felton, 831-335-5100 Mid Santa… Read More
Downtown Felton Columns Local History 

Streetwise: George Fetherston and the Felton Heritage Tree

By Lisa Robinson Have you ever thought about how the street where you live got its name? In the Streetwise column, we look at street names in the San Lorenzo Valley and explore the history hidden in their names.  Fetherston Way just off Felton Empire Road is named for George Arthur Fetherston. His father was William John Fetherstonhaugh an Irishman… Read More
Brookdale Lodge outdoor dining Attractions Local History Local News 

Brookdale Lodge: The Jewel of the San Lorenzo Valley

By Michele Murphy The historic Brookdale Lodge is known for its lore, magic, and mystery. The resort complex, having gone through multiple owners, renovations, fires, and the pandemic, remains a jewel of the San Lorenzo Valley. The Lodge opened in 1870 as the headquarters for Brookdale’s Grover Lumber Mill. In 1920 it became a hotel. In 1922 Dr. F.K. Camp… Read More
a history of indigenous people in the Bay Area Events History Local History Webinars 

6/11 Indigenous History in the Bay Area

From California State Parks: Join us for a three-part webinar on the history of Indigenous Peoples in the Bay Area. For thousands of years, the Bay Area has been the home of many, diverse groups of Indigenous Peoples with complex cultures and relationships to the land. Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen), and California… Read More
Downtown Boulder Creek Main Street Columns History Local History 

Landmarks and Legends

Mountain Lore By Randall Brown When I settled in Boulder Creek 20 years ago, I was impressed by the respect for its history indicated by the dates painted on its historic structures. As I became more familiar with the place, I realized that two of the proudly displayed numbers were inaccurate. Neither the Old Fireman’s Hall nor the one mislabeled… Read More