If you need to do some last-minute holiday shopping and you like to shop green, you should visit Grey Bears on Chanticleer Avenue in Santa Cruz. Until my visit earlier this week I didn’t realize what great bargains and good cheer can be found here at the nonprofit operation. Read More
Have you noticed that, at least in some Santa Cruz neighborhoods, green lawns no longer rule? I’ve observed on my morning walks over the past few months that brown lawns outnumber green ones by about 10 to 1.
Given that we’re in the midst of California’s worst drought on record and that lawns require more water than any other landscape plant, this is a welcome trend. Read More
I moved to Santa Cruz County in 1986 to follow an old dream...moving to the country. Songs like Jesse Colin Young’s “Ridgetop” and Neil Young’s “Are you ready for the country?” inspired me to search for that rural domicile within commuting distance of my workplace. Sound familiar? What could be better than living in the mountains near the beach in sunny California, surrounded by towering redwoods? Read More