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The Downtown Association’s goal is to manage and promote business operations in Santa Cruz’s downtown district, in order to sustain downtown as a unique and economically viable business, entertainment, social and cultural center.

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What to Know About Storm Protection and Insurance Coverage


Who pays for storm damage from fallen trees? As Northern California dries out, a new set of questions are facing residents.

Temporary Fencing Approved for Debated Rio Del Mar Patio Walkway


Santa Cruz Superior Court Judge Timothy Volkmann finalized his ruling in favor of securing Rio Del Mar private owners’ rights to a beachside walkway, despite protest from Santa Cruz County.

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Image caption: Caltrans has received $680,000 in federal funding to explore alternatives for reconnecting communities along the I-980 in Oakland.
Rerouting Past Wrongs

California lawmakers are exploring ways to reconnect urban neighborhoods torn asunder during the interstate highway construction boom of the 1950s and ’60s.

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Boulder Creek Brewery Update

Owner Joe Wolff has convened an unofficial group of trades advisors to offer suggestions for renovations to the Boulder Creek Brewery building. Obstacles to overcome include downtown septic challenges and resolution of outstanding permitting issues. Wolff purchased the property last …

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The Founding of Alba School, The Little Red Schoolhouse of Ben Lomond

By Lucia MacLean Around 2005 or so, I was given a set of keys to Alba School and declared its docent by a prominent member of the Alba School Community. It was with the idea that I would go through …

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Kitten Kornher Rescue

By Jennifer Mount What do kittens, glass, and handmade soap have in common? They share the same address in a prominent storefront on the corner of Highway 9 and Forest Street in downtown Boulder Creek where you are greeted by …

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What’s New at Malone’s Grille in Scotts Valley

By Michele Murphy You may have noticed some heightened activity at Scotts Valley’s centrally located dining establishment and legendary cocktail lounge. Under new management, with a fresh set of ideas and offerings, Malone’s Grille is setting itself up for success …

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Measure T: Boulder Creek Rec Parcel Tax Measure

Boulder Creek and Brookdale residents served by the Boulder Creek Recreation and Parks District will be voting on a parcel tax measure on the November ballot. The synopsis of the measure reads: To improve and build large capital and infrastructure …

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Boulder Creek Community: A United Voice

By Taylor Kimble As the world struggled with COVID-19 and its various complications, the Santa Cruz Mountains faced yet another life-threatening obstacle in August 2020: the CZU Lightning Complex Fire. The fire forced mountain residents to evacuate their homes and …

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Boulder Creek Could Get $3.5M In Upgrades

Boulder Creek is now in line for $3.5 million that could be coming from more than 2,800 miles away—Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C.—for a couple key improvements to the historic lumber town’s infrastructure. On July 7, Congressional Representative Anna Eshoo …

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Barnraising in the Mountains

As the Two Year Anniversary of the CZU Fire Nears, Community Launches a Citizen-led Approach By Antonia Bradford The two year anniversary of the CZU Fire is rapidly approaching. As the smoke cleared and life returned to normal for the …

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The Redwood Mountain Faire, Deep Roots in the Valley

By Michele Murphy The “Redwood Mountains Fine Arts & Crafts Faire and Music Festival” delighted valley residents for nearly 20 years at its original home at Highlands County Park in Ben Lomond. Between 1980 and 1996 it was hosted by …

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