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January 27, 2021

State lifts stay-at-home order

Some services, such as outdoor dining, can resume Outdoor dining and other services can resume after Gov. Gavin Newsom on Jan. 25 ended the state’s...

Safe, not sorry

Panther Ridge resident Harmony Perna describes Jan. 19 evacuation After a restless night, still recovering from surgery, and concerned with Covid-19, Harmony Perna was not...

Planting bare root edibles

Now is the time to add ornamentals and edibles like fruit, nuts, berries and vegetables while they’re available in bare root form. They are...

Evacuations ordered

County officials warn of debris flows and high winds SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Cal Fire CZU announced Monday morning that many evacuation warnings were updated to orders...

Cabrillo College enrollment drops after fires, pandemic

When Covid-19 began to sweep the U.S.—and brought with it an economic recession—Cabrillo College officials expected a jump in enrollment that typically comes with...

Local author publishes second book, Journey to Heal

UC Santa Cruz librarian and local author Wei Wei published her second book, Journey to Heal, this Jan. The work features 24 nature photos...


plain talk about food
The Persimmon tree first caught my eye many years ago as I turned onto Highway 9 near my Ben Lomond home. Only minutes earlier I had been pondering about my choice of dessert for our annual Winter Solstice celebratory dinner. This tree seems to magically appear each year having shed...

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