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Tag: Ben Lomond


Plain Talk About Food | Then and Now

Living just off Highway 9 in Ben Lomond, I am often caught up in lines of traffic going “nowhere” for minutes at a time....

Plain Talk About Food | My Wonky Cart

Just when I was in a hurry, I made the mistake of choosing the grocery cart with the “wonky” wheel. Sometime ago, CNN did...

Plain Talk About Food | Hand Pies and More

Hand pies are such an ingenious way to create an individual pie without the problems of serving and the opportunity of various fillings. These...

‘Becky’s New Car’ takes audiences on joyride of love and laughter

Take one married woman, a sweet-talking (and ridiculously handsome) widower, an innocent miscommunication and the intrinsic giddiness of attraction, and you’ve got a delightful...
Memorial Day poppy

Plain Talk About Memorial Day | Where Have All the Buddy’s...

It was in 1955 when the Kingston Trio first sang “Where Have All the Young Men Gone,” written by Pete Seeger about all the...
News Briefs

News Briefs | Published May 17, 2024

Brook Lomond Iris Farm hosts Sale and Show this weekend Brook Lomond Iris Farm in Ben Lomond opens its gardens to the public on May...
Ben Lomond Village Alliance

Community spirit soars at inaugural Ben Lomond Village Alliance meeting

Last month the fledgling Ben Lomond Village Alliance (BLVA) was introduced to the community and businesses of Ben Lomond. The April 20 event was held...

Plain Talk About Food | What Your Butcher Won’t Tell You

“Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.” —Sgt. Joe Friday, “Dragnet” series Yesterday, my friend Tina left my house with her hands over both ears...

Volunteers shine at ‘Be The Difference’ Awards

On May 8, the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz is throwing a fête to honor the contributions of those who give their time, talent...
letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor | Published April 26, 2024

Scotts Valley housing development to receive San Lorenzo Valley water  The Valley Gardens Development includes 146 residences, 60 apartment units, 12 Accessory Dwelling Units and...



Santa Cruz Mountains wildfire quelled quickly

A fire that grew to a half-acre in the Santa Cruz Mountains was extinguished quickly Friday morning before it could threaten the nearby communities...