SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Thursday, February 1
The New Museum of Los Gatos welcomes Peggy Conaway Bergtold, Los Gatos historian, author, and retired director of the Los Gatos Public Library, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Peggy will discuss the prolific art career of Andrew P. Hill, a 19th and early 20th century pioneering artist who founded the Sempervirens Club and helped preserve the trees at Big Basin Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Monday, February 5
The mountain-area 55-plus program meets in a building at the Loma Prieta Playfield, across the street from the main school campus, at 10 a.m., for table games, puzzles, crafts, and conversation. You can enjoy a pre-Valentine’s Day potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share. Beverages and utensils will be provided. 

Friday, February 9
The CTE Shining Stars of Theatre in the Mountains perform Shrek The Musical at 7 p.m., on the Loma Prieta Community Center Main Stage, 23800 Summit Road. For information, visit www.theatreinthemountains.org, or call 408-353-9999.

Saturday, February 10
A celebration of Marlene Wiley’s life will be at the Loma Prieta Elementary School forum, 23800 Summit Road, beginning at 4 p.m. In this informal setting, we will share stories and pictures of Marlene’s life.
To read Marlene's life story, click here

The CTE Shining Stars of Theatre in the Mountains perform Shrek The Musical, at 1 and 7 p.m., on the Loma Prieta Community Center Main Stage, 23800 Summit Road. For information, visit www.theatreinthemountains.org, or call 408-353-9999.

Sunday, February 11
The CTE Shining Stars of Theatre in the Mountains perform Shrek The Musical at 1 p.m. on the Loma Prieta Community Center Main Stage, 23800 Summit Road. For information, visit www.theatreinthemountains.org, or call 408-353-9999.

Saturday, February 24
Friends of Los Gatos Library will host author Mark Lukach, local author of My Lovely Wife In The Psych Ward, at the Los Gatos Library, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 25
Christ Child Catholic and Mountain Bible churches invite the community to help send care packages to our military troops overseas. Participants will gather at 11:30 a.m. at Christ Child Church, 23230 Summit Road, to assemble the packages.

Thursday, March 15
The New Museum of Los Gatos invites you to a screening of the developing documentary, What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been: Chateau Liberté. Following the screening, enjoy a discussion with those who worked, played, and lived to tell about the Chateau. This event will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Charley’s LG, 15 N. Santa Cruz Avenue, in Los Gatos. Ages 21 and up. Admission is $10.

Thursday, April 19
The descendents of local-pioneer families share their knowledge of what it was like growing up in the Summit area almost a hundred years ago. The presentation will be at 7 p.m. at the Loma Prieta Elementary School forum

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For current fire information, visit:

http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents/incidentdetails/Index/1902

 

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
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Mountain Wildfires
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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 

 

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