Friday, February 10
Theatre in the Mountain’s Shining Stars production of Wonderland High at 7 p.m. Get your tickets at theatreinthemountains.org.

Saturday, February 11
Theatre in the Mountain’s Shining Stars production of Wonderland High at 1 and 7 p.m. Get your tickets at theatreinthemountains.org.

Lexington School kindergarten through third-grade students present The Love Of Poetry, at noon and 4 p.m. Tickets are available at lexhsc.org.

Sunday, February 12
Theatre in the Mountain’s Shining Stars production of Wonderland High at 1 p.m. Get your tickets at theatreinthemountains.org,

Friday, February 17
C.T. English Home and School Club hosts a movie night, 7 to 9 p.m. More information is at www.ctenglish.com.

Thursday, February 23
Mountain-area 55-plus program meets 11 a.m. at the Redwood Estates Pavilion, 21450 Madrone Drive in Redwood Estates, to carpool to the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse, 701 W Cliff Drive, in Santa Cruz, for a self-guided tour at noon, followed by a no-host lunch at Stagnaro Brother’s Restaurant, 59 Municipal Wharf. To join us, RSVP no later than Friday, February 17. For information and reservations, call Lynnette Vega at 650-747-0605, or email lahondalynnette@earthlink.net.

Sunday, February 26
Assemble care packages for our troops overseas at 11:30 a.m. at Mountain Bible Church, 23946 Summit Road. You may drop off a donation at Mountain Bible Church during the week of February 20 through 25. To find out more, call Mountain Bible Church at 408-353-2302, Christ Child Catholic Church at 408-353-2210, or visit www.ChristChild.org.

Friday, March 3
Lakeside School’s PTA hosts a movie night at the Lakeside Community Center, 7 to 9 p.m. More information is at www.lakesidelosgatos.org.

Tuesday, March 7
The Mountain Emergency Response Corps hosts a free workshop on disaster preparedness for the mountain community, at 7:30 p.m., at the Redwood Estates Pavilion.

Wednesday, March 22
Luke Rizzuto shares his adventures of re-creating the Great Race of 1908 on Wednesday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in the Loma Prieta Elementary School forum. Admission is $10, with all proceeds going to LPEF. Children under age 16 are free.

Thursday, March 23
Mark Hylkema presents the history of the early native American cultures of the Santa Cruz Mountains at 7 p.m., at the Loma Prieta Elementary School forum. Find out more at www.facebook.com/lomaprietamuseum.

Tuesday, April 4
The Mountain Emergency Response Corps hosts a free workshop on disaster preparedness for the mountain community, at 7:30 p.m., at the Redwood Estates Pavilion.

 

To learn what you can do to fight airplane noise in the Santa Cruz Mountains,
visit http://sossantacruz.org/

For updates on Santa Cruz County road closures,
see www.sccroadclosure.org/

 

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Wildlife in the Mountains

If you see a mountain lion or other interesting wildlife in our area,
call Neil at 408-353-1901 or email news@mnn.net.
I'll post the sighting.
Be sure to give me a short description of the animal, specific location, date, and time.

We'll share the results here.

Click here for other wildlife sightings

For more information from
California Fish and Game
about mountain lions, click
here.

 


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Mountain Wildfires
How did they happen, and what we can do to stop them


Protecting Your Home from Fire

Here’s a checklist on how to improve your landscaping from CalFire at www.fire.ca.gov:

Create a defensible space of one hundred feet around your home. It is required by law.

Create a "lean, clean, green zone" by removing all flammable vegetation within thirty feet surrounding your home

Create a "reduced fuel zone" in the remaining seventy feet or to your property line.

You have two options in this area:

A. Create horizontal and vertical spacing between plants. The amount of space will depend on how steep your property is and the size of your plants.

B. Large trees do not have to be removed as long as all of the plants beneath them are removed.

Remove lower tree branches at least six feet from the ground

Landscape with fire resistant plants

Maintain all plants with regular water, and keep dead braches, leaves, and needles removed.

When clearing vegetation, use care when operating equipment such as lawnmowers. One small spark may start a fire; a string trimmer is much safer.

Stack woodpiles at least thirty feet from all structures and remove vegetation within ten feet of woodpiles.

Locate LPG tanks (butane and propane) at least thirty feet from any structure and maintain ten feet of clearance.

Remove all stacks of construction materials, pine needles, leaves, and other debris from your yard.

For other ways to protect your home from fire, visit www.fire.ca.gov 

 

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