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The Mountain Gardener: Busy time of year for flowers, bugs, gardeners

Summer is officially almost here, although we all know it actually starts on Memorial Day weekend. What fun stuff should you be doing in the garden? What problems should you be on the lookout for? What troublemakers should you avoid planting?

Students find fossil sloth bone in Santa Cruz Mountains

Fossil sloth bone
Local students from Tara Redwood School playing in the Santa Cruz Mountains last spring found a strange object that they suspected was a bone from a large animal. This bone was brought to the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, where its Paleontology Collections Adviser...

Datebook

Submit Datebook items to [email protected] or drop off press releases or photos at 5215 Scotts Valley Drive, Ste. F, Scotts Valley 95066. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Entries are subject to editing, and publication is not guaranteed. Check out www.pressbanner.com to submit your own listings that will appear in our online Datebook.

Your Health: Backpack safety

Last year, my daughter complained to me about back pain. I wasn’t sure what was causing her discomfort until one day when I had to lift her school backpack out of my car. I almost threw my own back out.

DATEBOOK: Oct. 23 to Nov. 26

Submit Datebook items to [email protected], or drop off press releases or photos at 5215 Scotts Valley Drive, Ste. F, Scotts Valley 95066. Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday. Entries are subject to editing, and publication is not guaranteed. Check out www.pressbanner.com to submit your own listings that will appear in our online Datebook.

News Briefs | Published March 22, 2024

News Briefs
SLVHS Interact Club hosts first Community Egg Hunt San Lorenzo Valley High School’s Interact Club will be hosting their first Community Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30, at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary’s Field of Dreams (7155 Highway 9 in Felton) from 9am-12pm. The free event is...

The Mountain Gardener: A colorful plant in drab winter months

Any plant that blooms during the shortest and darkest days of the year is a sure bet to get my attention. Even when the weather is cold and rainy, Christmas heather will brave the elements and keep on blooming.

The Mountain Gardener: Plants play starring role in holiday traditions

We all celebrate the holidays in different ways.

Commentary: Scotts Valley schools need parcel tax

I have been afraid to answer my phone lately, because I am almost sure it will be a call from another political group to survey me or persuade me or ask me to complete an informal poll. Therefore, when I was asked to make phone calls to voters to talk about Measure K, I had to decline — even though I feel strongly that this short-term parcel tax must be passed by the voters in the upcoming election.

The Mountain Gardener: Say hello to a new year in the garden

It's a humbling experience to read some of my past columns celebrating New Year’s. Once you write something down, it's there forever. Like a social media post, it can haunt you. I've set such lofty goals for myself over the years.

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Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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...