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May 29, 2017

Redwood Mountain Faire Delights June 3rd & 4th

Eighth annual music festival focuses on local bands, local art, local breweries, local wineries, and local food   By Julie Horner Bare feet in the cool grass, warm breeze blowin’ down the mountain; the scent of fresh earth, cooking spices, wood smoke, and incense drift on a sweeping tide of flowing tie-dye and let-your-hair-down good


Like a Storm of Flowers

One of the Valley’s Brightest Lights Winks Out – A Tribute to Ellen Carter By Julie Horner She called herself “just a down-home, small town girl who loves her community, works hard and loves even harder!” Our beautiful, talented, full-of-life, compassionate, and generous friend left the physical unexpectedly on Monday, April 24, 2017. Eleonore Marie

Felton Public Library – A Design from the Heart

Architect Teall Messer invests his heart in a project long on the drawing board By Julie Horner Willows, oaks, and a few cottonwoods jostle and whisper along the banks of Bull Creek as it flows – controlled now by a culvert to mitigate flooding – under city streets to the San Lorenzo River in downtown Felton. On

Taking Stock of the New Cannabis Market

Some experts say now is the time to invest…others say investing in pot is a pipe dream. By Julie Horner Marijuana is the fastest growing industry in the US economy and it shows no sign of slowing down. According to a recent commentary by Chris Leavy, co-chairman and partner at MedMen, a leading cannabis firm


The Year of the Rat

  By Julie Horner According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster (or Chicken). But so far, it seems that Rat, another of the 12 Chinese signs, will also have an exceptional year. A routine visit to Mountain Mechanic a few weeks ago to get an oil change proved that. The

Nick Moves to BC – Moon Day 1969

Longtime resident recalls his first taste of Boulder Creek By Nick Herbert In July of 1969 – the same day Man landed on the Moon – Betsy Rasumny and I moved to our house north of Boulder Creek where I’ve lived for more than forty years. At that time, I had been living in Palo Alto


Ben Lomond’s Mountain Community Theater delivers with world-class production through May 28, 2017 The Bottenberg & Horner Report Mountain Community Theater presents the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, directed by Peter Gelblum. The production opened at Ben Lomond’s historic Park Hall on Friday, May 5,


Breast Cancer Prevention

By Marcey Klein BS, CNC Breast Cancer is a multifaceted disease with many areas to look at in preventative care. One negative facet we are seeing more of now is toxicity in the environment and in our bodies. Pesticides, which are sprayed on our conventional foods, in our yards, and which leach into our water,

Your Shade Garden in the Redwoods

What to Plant?   By Brandon Parker, CFII Why does your garden near the redwoods always end up looking like a dusty road in a spaghetti western? Imagine if you could make that shade spot shine – lush like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon! I will reveal 15 prime plants that thrive under redwoods! Shade


The Recipe Box    by Quail Hollow Kitchens The days are heating up at Quail Hollow Kitchens so it’s time for some hummus. This is a favorite of my recipes. Easy, vegan, light in texture and flavor perfect for carrots, crackers, or as a sandwich spread. It’s packed with hidden protein. You can top this hummus with

Water Power SLV History

by Lisa Robinson   In 1861, the California Powder Works (CPW) incorporated, and in 1863 the company purchased 222 acres of Rancho Cañada del Rincon en el Rio de San Lorenzo, which at the time was owned by lime industry manufacturers Davis and Jordon. It was the first explosives manufacturer in the West. Powder being

Astrology – June 2017 Horoscope

By Mr. Astrology The summer solstice begins at 9:24 PM (PDT) on June 20th, 2017 in the Northern Hemisphere. At this time, the Sun pauses over the Tropic of Cancer on its trek north and then continues on, heading south towards the equator. “Solstice” comes from the Latin words sol and sistere, meaning “sun” and