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June 21, 2024

The Wine Lover: How do you make wine, anyway?

In my most recent column, I discussed how rewarding it can be to make your own wine. Then I realized it might be a good idea to do a follow-up explaining in general terms some of what’s involved.

Let’s go fishin’: The return of the Kings

Fall marks the return of the Chinook — or King — salmon to the Klamath River.

Mountain Gardener: Trip down memory lane reveals many landscape secrets

Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series on historical gardening.

Nature friendly: Welcoming the autumnal equinox

The sun does not rise as high over my redwoods. Deciduous trees — the cottonwoods, the sycamores — are changing into their fall wardrobe of gold and glitter along the San Lorenzo River. The big-leaf maple is dressing for its show-stopping finale. Even the demonic poison oak is turning crimson.

Your health: Know risks for ovarian cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The subject of ovarian cancer was brought home to me this year when my 37-year-old niece was diagnosed with it.

New Faces

Lily Joy Kitch was born at 3:48 p.m. Aug. 27, 2009, to Maureen May and Jeffery Kitch of Scotts Valley. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces at Santa Cruz Dominican Hospital.

Talk about money: New life expectancy figures can be misleading

You may have noticed the new data recently released from the National Center for Health Statistics that shows U.S. life expectancy is at an all-time high — nearly 78 years.

A year of firsts: A mysterious intruder lurks

After two months living in a cabin above Scotts Valley, I’ve met dozens of friendly locals, including deer, rabbits, hawks, raccoons and, just the other day, a bobcat that raced down the driveway in front of my car.

Off hours: All is Fair

If you weren’t already hip to it, this is indeed late notice. But whatever your plan for the weekend is, if it doesn’t include a trip to the Santa Cruz County Fair — change it!

Wine lover: A great time to start making wine

With harvest time quickly approaching, the wine-making industry is abuzz with anticipation for the 2009 harvest.

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