Saturday, August 29

Redwood Estates Carnival to raise funds for a pool-house remodel,
from 1 to 6 p.m., at Friendship Park in Redwood Estates.
Enjoy live music by the Loma Prieta Rockers,
delicious barbecue, dunk tank, games, obstacle course,
and fun for the entire family.
For more information, call RESA at 408-353-1866.

August 31 through September 3

Theatre in the Mountains auditions for Lion King, Jr. from 2:45 to 6 p.m.
Callbacks will be September 2 and 3, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Auditions will be held at the Loma Prieta Community Center,
23800 Summit Road.
For more information, visit

Friday, September 11

Mountain-Area 55-Plus Program
meets at Nonno’s Italian Cafe,
21433 Broadway in Redwood Estates,
at 10:30 a.m.,
for bocce ball and Nonno’s pizza and salad bar.
Cost is $15.
RSVP at 650-747-0605,
or email

Saturday, September 19

Harvest Festival at Skyland Church,
25100 Skyland Road, from 10 a.m. to3 p.m.
For more information, call 408-353-1310.

Loma Prieta Museum
farm-to-table fund-raising dinner
at Mason-Taylor Ranch, 22849 Summit Road,
from 5 to 8 p.m.
Local food, wine by Villa del Monte Winery, and bluegrass music.
Tickets may be purchased online
or at the Summit Store.

Loma Prieta Amateur Radio Club,
7 p.m.
at Burrell Fire Station, 25050 Highland Way.

Monday, September 21

Mountain-Area 55-Plus Program
meets at 10:30 a.m.
in the Loma Prieta Community Room,
23800 Summit Road.
Safeway will offer flu, pneumonia, tetanus, hepatitis A, and hepatitis B shots,
from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Saturday, September 26

Seminar with canine behaviorist Trish King from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
at the Santa Cruz County Health Services Administration Building,
Basement Auditorium, 1080 Emeline Street, in Santa Cruz.
Register at

Lakeside School
hosts a night of groovy blues and jazzy funk
from 6 to 10 p.m.,
at the Las Cumbres Community Center.
Live music, dinner,and libations.
$50 tickets can be purchased at the door
or by

Sunday, September 27

The Delphi Trio
performs at the Los Gatos High School Theatre.
Doors open at 2 p.m. The performance begins at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door or online at



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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
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.

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about mountain lions, click


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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

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 



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Watch out for lurkers, strangers, and odd comings and goings.

If you see something suspicious don't be afraid to report it.

If you see a possible crime, call 911.






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