Thursday, July 11
Building Blocks Preschool, 23845 Summit Road, opens its school yard for a parent-supervised playdate, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday, July 18
Building Blocks Preschool, 23845 Summit Road, opens its school yard for a parent-supervised playdate and open house, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, July 19
LPCF presents Free Solo, at sunset, at the Redwood Amphitheater, 23845 Summit Road.

Monday through Friday,
July 22 through 26

Expect traffic delays on the “Goat Trail” portion of Skyline Boulevard, between Black Road and Gist Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

Thursday, July 25
Building Blocks Preschool, 23845 Summit Road, opens its school yard for a parent-supervised playdate, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, July 26
The Loma Prieta school district will host a meeting for the public to review plans for a proposed well-drilling and water pipeline project. Time and location will be published on the district website,

Saturday, July 27
The Alison Sharino Band performs at Rockin' in the Mountains 8 on the Loma Prieta Playfield, 23845 Summit Road. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., the band plays from 7 to 10 p.m.

Tuesday, August 6
Mountain Residents Night Out is from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Redwood Estates Pavilion, 21450 Madrone Drive. Barbecue dinner from Nonno’s is $6.

Friday, August 16
LPCF presents Captain Marvel, at sunset, at the Redwood Amphitheater, 23845 Summit Road.

Sunday, August 18
Summit Riders Horseman’s Assocation hosts a summer schooling show in English and Western. The arena opens at 7:30 a.m., first class is at 9 a.m. Barbecue will be available for purchase. Visit for membership and show registration information. Everyone is invited.

Saturday and Sunday,
August 24 and 25

Goodwill donation fundraiser will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Building Blocks Preschool parking lot, 23845 Summit Road. Proceeds benefit the C.T. English Home and School Club.

Saturday, September 7
Loma Prieta Museum annual farm dinner benefit is at 4 p.m. at the Mason-Taylor Ranch, 22849 Summit Road. For more information, visit, or email

Mountain Jam, a free musical festival and picnic, returns to the Loma Prieta Playfield and Gazebo, 23845 Summit Road, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy family-friendly activities, food, and live music from Soul Majestic, the Summit Sisters, Blue Summit, and others. To find out more, visit

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Create a defensible space of one hundred feet around your home. It is required by law.

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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

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When clearing vegetation, use care when operating equipment such as lawnmowers. One small spark may start a fire; a string trimmer is much safer.

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