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It’s the law: A eulogy for my dear friend, Jake

A few months back, I wrote a column on the law regarding good Samaritans. It was partly inspired by an incident in my late teens while driving with my good friend, Jake, who thought we had hit someone with his car. For those with a very keen memory, they will recall that Jake was the only one in our car of five teenagers who instantly sprinted back to see if he could help whoever had been hit.

Datebook January 31st-February 7

Santa Cruz Parkinson’s Meeting

Let’s go fishin’: Spring time for fish

We have finally received some rain now that it is spring. It may be late in the season, but fish are happy to have water.

The Mountain Gardener: Early spring color in a vase

Every year, the stirrings of early spring excite me. There's even a name for it — spring fever. There are lots of early-season plants that can go in right now, or you can spend some time planning for later additions to your garden. Both are great ways to kick-start this gardening season.

Obituary: Mary Barnett

Mary Barnett

Falcons to host state juggernaut

Fresh from a convincing 50-6 win against Pajaro Valley’s 6-year-old football program last week, it’s back into the lions’ den for the Scotts Valley Falcons.

Drought still officially persists

The drought continues, for a while at least.

Letter: Dogs have feelings, too

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Obituary: Ivan Frederick Smith

Ivan Frederick Smith

Nature Friendly: UCSC professor teaches science with reptiles and amphibians

We will be celebrating the recent ascension of the red-legged frog to California’s official state amphibian on our next Watershed Walk with Dr. Gage Dayton of UC Santa Cruz, an expert on reptiles and amphibians.

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park launches summer shuttle service for weekends,...

Just in time for the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, California State Parks and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks have announced that access...