Monday, July 2
The mountain-area 55-plus group meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Loma Prieta Community Center room, 23845 Summit Road, for table games, puzzles, and conversation.

Friday, July 13
LPCF summer movie under the stars will be Black Panther. Join us at the Loma Prieta Redwood Amphiteater, next to the playfield at 23845 Summit Road. 8:30 p.m.

Monday, July 16
The mountain-area 55-plus group meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Loma Prieta Community Center room, 23845 Summit Road, for a presentation about the history of the guitar.

Friday, July 20
The Los Gatos Lions host their annual golf tournament at Coyote Creek Golf Course. The event includes a buffet dinner, no-host bar, awards, raffle, silent and live auction. All proceeds benefit Los Gatos Lions charities. To find out more or to register, visit, and click on the events link.

Saturday, July 21
Local musicians Hank and Ella Warde perform at Flynn’s Cabaret, 6275 Highway 9, in Felton, at 8 p.m. Local favorite Jesse Daniel will open the show. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information, visit

Saturday, July 28
Rockin' in the Mountains presents the Allison Sharino Band at the Loma Prieta Playfield, 23845 Summit Road. Summit Store offers a barbecue dinner at 6 p.m., and the band plays from 7 to 10 p.m. Order tickets at https://rockin, or call 1-800-838-3006. For more information, call Lani Christianson, 408-353-9091, or email

Line-dancing instructor Amber Blavin from Dance Because You Can will teach line-dancing at the Las Cumbres Community Center, 18260 Las Cumbres Road (off Skyline). You don’t need a partner. Soft beverages and light snacks will be provided from 6 to 8:30 p.m., dancing lesson is from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 15
Loma Prieta Museum annual farm-dinner benefit, 5 p.m. at the Mason-Taylor Ranch, 22849 Summit Road. For more information, see

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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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