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August 21, 2017

By Julie Horner SLVWD is accepting bids for replacing a pair of 20,000-gallon redwood tanks used for drinking water. The bid process is open until July 28, 2017. According to a recent press release, “The tank replacement is a key capital improvement project among many others completed or in process that, combined, total $16.85 million in


Lois Flood and the Isadora Duncan Dance Review

VWC Women’s Issues Committee presents dance retrospective in Ben Lomond By Connie DeNault Born in San Francisco in the 1870s, Isadora Duncan was known for her improvised, fantastical dancing style and performed to acclaim throughout Europe. She left the Bay in 1895 with her immediate family for economic, and passionate and personal reasons but returned in the

SB 562 The Healthy California Act

By William Welsh SB 562, the “Healthy California Act,” would provide single-payer healthcare for all Californians. It would eliminate the private, for profit insurers, so there would be no more high insurance premiums, deductibles, or out of pocket expenses. The bill’s authors are Senators Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni Atkins (D-San Diego). The bill’s

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,

Dogs in Service

Local attorney explains assistance roles and your rights By Shelby Clark The number of legitimate service dogs seen in public has risen sharply in recent years, but is at least matched by both fake service dog numbers and public confusion over what they are, how they are accommodated, and why it matters. The Americans with

Boulder Creek’s Barry Tanner – The Gift of Go-To

By Julie Horner It’s all happened here, at the corner of Forest Street and Pine just behind the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Boulder Creek, in the building that formerly housed the town’s post office and is now often referred to simply as “Barry Tanner’s studio.” Whether for fundraisers, remembrances, band practice, or recording, the

Dennis Holt Displays Art-Works at Boulder Creek Library

The third annual exhibition of art-works by local Boulder Creek multimodal artist, Dennis Holt, will be held at the Boulder Creek Branch Library during the entire month of June. The show will comprise a large selection of pictorial & sculptural works, including numerous newer works, plus older works not shown in Holt’s two previous exhibits

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What’s Actually Happening at SLV Water?

What’s Actually Happening at SLV Water?   By Chris Finnie   If you’re like me, you might have noticed some local media—social, print, and radio—accusing the San Lorenzo Valley Water District of a wide range of misconduct.   But I’ve been a customer for 22 years now. I’ve found the staff to be polite and

Fun in the Sun, Responsibly

By Marcey Klein BS, CNC Wonderful summer has finally arrived!  It’s easy to bask in the sun, stay out all day and overdo it either at the beach or at festivals and amusement parks. I have a tendency to become a weekend warrior myself, and when that happens, I come home fatigued, burnt from the

Boulder Creek on the Beat

Boulder Creek Business Association in Action | bcba.net   Boulder Creek 4th of July Parade a Raging Success   Hundreds turned out for the hugely popular annual Boulder Creek 4th of July Parade hosted by the BCBA. The BC Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast and the music, BBQ, and panning for gold at Junction Park

Astrology – August 2017 Horoscope

By Mr. Astrology In astrology, the zodiac is divided into 12 houses. Each of these houses has a meaning and special significance. The seventh house is often described as the house of partnership. In this house we see a move away from focusing on the self to the acceptance and accommodation of others. Some of

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

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