Environment Local News 

AmeriCorps Team Improves San Lorenzo Valley Native Habitat

An AmeriCorps team led by San Lorenzo Valley Native Habitat Restoration Program founder and advisor Linda Skeff weeded invasive plants from the native plant demonstration beds at the San Lorenzo Valley Museum Grace Gallery in Boulder Creek on a rainy Saturday in April. Linda said of the work, “We got a good head start!” While the AmeriCorps team is here… Read More
Libraries Local News 

National Library Week: Ready, Set, Library

Santa Cruz Public Libraries celebrates National Library Week April 7 – 13, 2024 with the theme “Ready, Set, Library.” Santa Cruz Public Libraries invites community members to visit their local library: “Libraries give us a green light to experience something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and pursue our passions through book clubs, storytimes, movie… Read More
Infrastructure Local News 

Can You Hear Me Now? AT&T Moves to Modernize Causing Concern in Rural California

By Julie Horner For many in the Santa Cruz Mountains and other rural regions in California, AT&T’s statewide Network Modernization Effort is a hard pill to swallow. In the neighborhood of 70 individuals attended a public forum hosted by the telecommunications giant at Felton Community Hall on Wednesday night, February 28. The meeting attempted to assuage outcry at the recent… Read More
Columns Music 

These Dreams: Redwood Groove Rocks

Local Santa Cruz Mountains Band Gets Ready to Roll By Julie Horner There’s no resume,” Brad Andersohn said. “It’s the path traveled.” Brad and his wife and musical partner Debra Lee Andersohn are founding members of Redwood Groove, a band with roots in the Santa Cruz Mountains and influenced by the venerable sounds of the glory days of KSJO and… Read More
Jobs Local News 

Loch Lomond Recreation Area Seeks Chief Ranger

Career opportunity in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Deadline to apply: Thursday, January 18, 2024. The Chief Ranger position is open at the Loch Lomond Recreation Area. The City of Santa Cruz Water Department is seeking individuals with skills in parks and natural resources management and administration to apply. Responsibilities include managing daily operations and staff, budgeting, and planning safety and… Read More
Nonno's Restaurant Redwood Estates Columns Food & Drink 

Nonno’s Pizza: A Legend in Redwood Estates

Ralph DiTulli is king of the hill at this cherished Santa Cruz Mountains eatery and gathering place. By Julie Horner Pizzaiolo Ralph DiTullio offered a brief history of Nonno’s in a nutshell: “In 1995, my sales gal from Ledyard Foods in Santa Cruz came to me and said, ‘Ralph! I’ve got the perfect spot for you guys, it’s up by… Read More
Holidays Local News Valley People 

San Lorenzo Valley Cookie Project Delivers a Little Joy

Holiday cookie baking project brings joy to those in need. Ryan Okrant and Valley Churches team up to deliver care packages in the Santa Cruz Mountains. By Ryan Okrant My mother and her friends began the original Cookie Project in the late 80s in conjunction with Valley Churches United (VCU). Volunteers baked all kinds of cookies then gathered together to… Read More
Economy Election 2024 Local News 

Proposed Sales Tax Increase for Unincorporated Santa Cruz County

Measure slated for the March 5, 2024 Primary Election. In a move to bridge a shortfall in the Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-24 passed by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors in June, the Board voted unanimously on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 to place a half-cent sales tax measure on the March 5, 2024 Primary Election ballot. The… Read More
Books Boulder Creek Columns History 

Remembering the White Cockade Scottish Pub: Recipes, Photos, and Recollections

One Hundred Thousand Welcomes! A Legendary Boulder Creek Watering Hole Remembered. By Julie Horner In days past, anyone traveling deep in the forest along Upper Highway 9 in Boulder Creek might spot The White Cockade Scottish Pub biding beside the roadway with its front door painted bright blue and emblazoned with a white X, the Saltire, representing the St. Andrews… Read More
Entertainment Live Music 

Live Music Santa Cruz: December 7-10

Full listing of live music, concerts, entertainment, and events in Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Mountains. By Julie Horner Thursday, December 7 The Jamissaries at Shanty Shack BrewingThursday, December 7 | 5:00 – 7:00138 Fern St., Santa Cruz Matt Hartle at Discretion BrewingFirst Thursdays | 5:30 – 7:302703 41st Ave Ste. A, Soquel Slow Coast Trio at VinoCruzThursdays |… Read More