Santa Cruz Trains: Inspiration Point, or the legend of Coon Gulch
Inspiration Point — the beautiful overlook between Felton and Santa Cruz along Highway 9. Coon Gulch — a name that does not provoke the ire of anyone except, perhaps, Roaring Camp Railroads. These ...
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It’s Your Money: Investing well means knowing when to take a swing
In baseball, a batter can wait for his pitch before taking a swing. But if he waits too long and lets three strikes go by without swinging, he’ll be called out on strikes. Investing is like playing...
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Your Health: Dispelling myths about flu shots
It's time for me to make my annual plea for everyone to get their flu shot. In today's column, I'd like to answer common questions I hear about influenza and the flu shot. - Can't I get the flu fro...
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Nature Friendly: UCSC professor, museum curator to lead nature walk
“Natural history isn’t just science, it predates science,” says Chris Lay. “It’s the observation and interpretation of the natural world from a personal perspective. It could be a scientist or an a...
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The Mountain Gardener: The Mountain Gardener’s favorite plant combinations
I love my smart phone. I can’t imagine a day without it. A friend of mine told me that I would discover uses that I could only have imagined when I first got it. One of the simple things I use it f...
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The Mountain Gardener: Treats and tips for the September garden
You can feel the weather changing as summer winds down. It’s more than just the passing of the Labor Day holiday and the school year starting. The nights are longer and cooler. The days are not qui...
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Your Health: Addressing abdominal pain
by Terry Hollenbeck, M.D.
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
At one time or another, all of us have experienced abdominal pain. It is one of the most common complaints seen in emergency rooms. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem, ...
The Mountain Gardener: How to create atmosphere in the garden
by Jan Nelson
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Summer may be winding down, but we still have lots of great outdoor weather to enjoy for several more months. This means more time to spend outdoors in the garden relaxing, entertaining, and cookin...
Santa Cruz Trains: Big Trees Station, two resorts for the price of one stop
by Derek Whaley
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is quite a mouthful of a name. Once, it was simply Big Trees. Local tradition says that in the winter of 1846, Lt. Col. John C. Frémont camped within a redwood tree...
Nature Friendly: Coho salmon survival essential to river recovery
by Carol Carson
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
When the soldiers came home from World War II, they brought back a new perspective for a new America. Rather than continuing a rural existence, most citizens were ready for a modern lifestyle suppo...
Santa Cruz Trains: Breeding trout in the middle of the redwoods
by Derek Whaley
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
When one thinks of the small mountain community of Brookdale, various things may come to mind such as the Brookdale Lodge, ghost stories, celebrities, or swimming holes. One thing that certainly fa...
The Mountain Gardener: Traveling with the Mountain Gardener
by Jan Nelson
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
So far this year, my travels have taken me up the coast of California and parts north. Then I headed a bit east to explore the Sierra Nevadas. Statistics show that the drought is affecting all part...