Friday, February 8 through
Sunday, February 10

Theatre in the Mountains presents
Once Upon a Mattress, featuring our sixth- to eighth-grade performers. Tickets are available at Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Saturday, February 16
Comedian Paula Poundstone performs at the Rio Theatre for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Buy tickets at

Friday, February 22
Mountain resident Oliver Klink presents a slideshow about his recently published book of photographs from around the world, Cultures in Transition: Spirit, Heart, Soul. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Redwood Estates Pavilion. RSVP at

Saturday, February 23
Friends of Los Gatos Library hosts Anna Yen, local author of Sophia of Silicon Valley, at the Los Gatos Library, beginning at 2 p.m.

Friday and Saturday,
March 8 and 9; and
Thursday through Saturday,
March 14 through 16

LGHS presents Les Misérables at the Los Gatos High School Theatre, 20 High School Court, at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 20
Mark Hylkema, RPA, Santa Cruz district archaeologist and tribal liaison, will present the history of the early Native Americans of the Santa Cruz Mountains, at 7 p.m., in the forum at Loma Prieta Elementary School. For more information, visit

Friday, March 22 through
Saturday, March 23

Semi-annual sale at The Lace Museum and Guild, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 552 South Murphy Avenue in Sunnyvale. For more information, call 408-730-4695, or visit

Saturday, March 23
The Lakeside School Foundation hosts a Ladies’ Paint Night, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Las Cumbres Community Center. Email for more details.

Saturday, April 27
Lakeside Elementary School holds its annual auction and fundraiser at Black Ridge Vineyards, 18570 Black Road. Email for tickets and more information.  

Thursday, May 16
The Loma Prieta Museum hosts local railroad historian Brian Liddicoat, who will present the history of early railroads in the Santa Cruz Mountains, at 7 p.m., at Loma Prieta Elementary School.

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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.

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