Christopher Bradford Boulder Creek California Fire Recovery Local News 

Nine Months

May 20, 2021 By Antonia Bradford Today is nine months to the day that my home burned to the ground. I will never forget the moment that I found out she was gone. I have never experienced grief like that. Deep. Painful. I screamed and sobbed in my husband’s arms for an hour. I would wake up in our hotel… Read More
SLV High School Pool open to the public Community Local News 

Public Places Open at Last

By Chris Finnie On June 15 Santa Cruz County moves back to usual operations. Parks, beaches, museums, and libraries are reopening after a long absence. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite San Lorenzo Valley public places. Parks All county parks, beaches, and trails are open, including playgrounds and restrooms. Visit for health guidelines and access updates. Enjoy… Read More
Santa Cruz Mountains wineries Food & Drink Local News 

Sipping the Santa Cruz Mountains

By Julie Horner Hallcrest Vineyards Felton There’s a feeling you get when you pull into Hallcrest Vineyards in Felton. The sun is warmer here, the light more healing and soft. Tucked into a mountainside neighborhood of Victorian farm houses, roses and oaks and rolling meadow, the sound of the Roaring Camp steam train whistle echoes high and lonesome and you… Read More
santa cruz mountains bunker magazine History Local News 

Abandoned Bunker in the CZU Burn Zone

What fire uncovers. Within Big Basin Redwoods State Park – post-CZU – an old bunker is revealed. Locals have long speculated what might have been stored within. SLV Museum’s Lisa Robinson provided this comment: “I would have thought it was for road building and/or removing stumps – there are many many reports of removing stumps with dynamite – I’ve written… Read More