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Friday, May 31
LPCF presents Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, at sunset, at the Redwood Amphitheatre behind the Loma Prieta Playfield, 23845 Summit Road.
Sunday, June 2
The Loma Prieta Volunteer Fire and Rescue barbecue returns to the Loma Prieta Playfield. Enjoy delicious food, fun, and prizes.
Friday, June 14
Los Gatos Birdwatcher offers a workshop, “Why Birds Build Nests,” for children age 5 to 12, from 11 a.m. to noon, at 792 Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos. Cost is $10 per child. Call 408-358-9453 to reserve a spot.
Saturday, June 15
Veteran’s Memorial dedication at the Los Gatos Civic Center, 110 E. Main Street. Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. To find out more and RSVP, visit www.honoravet.org.
Wednesday, June 19
The Summit Sisters perform at Michaels on Main in Soquel from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
Friday, June 21
The Summit Sisters perform at Testarossa Winery in Los Gatos, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 23
Summit Riders Horseman’s Association summer-schooling show in English and Western. Arena opens at 7:30 a.m. First class is at 9 a.m. More info at www.summit-riders.com.
Friday, June 28
LPCF presents Mama Mia, at sunset, at the Redwood Amphitheatre behind the Loma Prieta Playfield, 23845 Summit Road.
Friday, July 19
LPCF presents Free Solo, at sunset, at the Redwood Amphitheatre behind the Loma Prieta Playfield, 23845 Summit Road.
Wednesday, July 24
“All About Owls” workshop for children, 11 a.m. to noon, at Los Gatos Birdwatcher, 792 Blossom Hill Road in Los Gatos. Call 408-358-9453.
Saturday, July 27
The Alison Sharino Band performs at Rockin' in the Mountains 8. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., the band plays from 7 to 10 p.m.
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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