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December 7, 2022

BOO! Downtown Boulder Creek

Janet Janssen
What do The Adventure Gift Store, Air and Fire, Boulder Creek Outfitters, Treasures from the Attic, Viscosity, Lille Aeske, and the Springy Girl all have in common? They, along with at least eight other businesses, are located downtown Boulder Creek (B.C.), and on Oct. 31,...

Halloween Ideas from the Garden

My little neighborhood goes all out decorating for Halloween. It’s fun to see what the kids have created with some simple supplies. I only have a small display with a pumpkin, colorful winter squash and mums along with some DIY ghosts made from dinner napkins....

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 21

letters to the editor
Vote No on Measure T Regarding this publication’s story on Measure T, please don’t be fooled by empty promises by Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District. School parcel taxes can have a senior exemption, but state law makes no such provision for parcel taxes in general....

Get Ready for Fall Color

The weather has been perfect for us to have great fall color this year. Because it’s been warm during the day and chilly at night I’m looking forward to the show. Many trees and shrubs are already showing color because they are stressed from...

To Beef or Not to Beef

“I enjoy cooking with wine,  sometimes I even put it in the food I’m cooking.”  - Julia Child Give me a good old American-style beef pot roast, with all its dark wine-rich drippings and a crusty French roll, and I am in heaven. In just one week, my...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 14

letters to the editor
Smolley is the right choice for SLVWD As environmental scientists, we are writing to support Mark Smolley for one of the open seats on the San Lorenzo Valley Water Board. Mark has extensive professional environmental protection experience that is relevant to SLV Water District projects....

4 Common Misconceptions about Depression

October is Depression Awareness Month. The more awareness there is around depression and mental illness, the less stigma there is associated with mental health. By increasing awareness and reducing the stigma, we hope more people will seek the help they need.  Fact—depression is a serious...

Police Force Serves Community

donna lind
I was honored to participate in a long-standing Scotts Valley tradition recently, the Annual Scotts Valley Police Formal Inspection. This tradition began in 1978 and I’m thankful it has continued all these years later. The Annual Inspection is more than the fanfare of all Police...

Oil, What’s it Good For?

plain talk about food
“We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” - Epicurus While reaching for the mundane bottle of vegetable oil in the market, my eye caught the label on the bottle of avocado oil. Now, I love avocados...

A Day in the ER With Dignity Health

Janet Janssen
The phone rang, and my doctor’s assistant was on the other end. “Janet, our office is not equipped to help you; you must go to the ER (emergency room) today.” I was almost out the door heading to a 1:1 meeting over the hill before the...

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Giving Tuesday

Boulder Creek Nonprofit Reaps ‘Giving Tuesday’ Benefits With Fundraiser

Efforts to help homeless people in the North County got a boost this week when a Santa Cruz bar held a Giving Tuesday fundraiser...