Open Studios THIS Weekend & NEXT

Open-Studios-2014_webOpen Studios is a way for the public to get a glimpse into the diverse world of the artists that live among us, and this year’s no exception. The San Lorenzo Valley has 22 artists participating this year Open Studios Art Tour sponsored by the Santa Cruz Art League. This year there are 10 in Boulder Creek, 8 in Felton, and 4 in Ben Lomond. Check out the artists below, get inspired, and maybe even purchase some art for your home or maybe a functional piece of art for daily life.

Saturday 10/11 & Sunday 10/12 from 11:00am – 5:00pm (all artists listed below)

Saturday 10/19 & Sunday 10/20 from 11:00am – 5:00pm (many of the artists listed below)

For all the details visit the tours website or visit individual artists websites listed below.

Boulder Creek Artists:

Felton Artists:

Ben Lomond Artists:

TOMORROW Flea Market, Concert, & Farmers Market

Logo-FleaMarket&Concert2nd Saturdays in the Park Flea Market & Concert

When:             October 11th from 8:30am – 2:30pm, music is from 12noon – 2pm

Where:           Junction Park     Map

Boulder Creek Park & Rec’s 2nd Saturday in the Park Flea Market & Concerts this Saturday. All spaces are full with new and old stuff for sale.

Check out the flea market, find new treasures, and stay for live music. This is the last one of the year and they won’t be coming back until May next year.


Logo-FarmersMarketFarmers Market

When:             Every Saturday from 12noon – 4pm

Where:           in the Oddfellows parking lot, corner of Forest & Pine Street    Map

After the Flea Market & Concert make a whole day of it and come by the Farmers Market and get some wonderful fresh produce for the week. Enjoy more live music and shop. There will be produce as always this week, farm fresh coffee, bread, knife sharpening, and much more.


TOMORROW Candidate Forum

2014-10-09 SLVWD ForumWhen: Thursday 10/9/2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: Park Hall Community Center
9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, CA 95005

Tomorrow the SLV Watchdogs will be conducting a Candidates forum with all six candidates running for the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board. Attend and ask your questions of the candidates in person at the Park Hall Community Center in Ben Lomond.

After the forum the Watchdogs will be conducting an online Straw Poll and Voter Survey.

To keep up to date on what is going on and what the candidates are saying check out their website and Facebook page.

SLV Watchdog website:

SLV Watchdog Facebook:

You can also read the Grand Jury Report on our water district from June 2014. Which states that our current system is leaking 15% of its water, lists lots of wasted money, and so on. Not a pretty picture.

QUESTION for SLV Water District Candidates: How much Water Do You Use?

SLV Customers, please read this great article on California Water officials not following their own calls for conversation. In the article you can see how many gallons per day used by some of these folks… it’s a bit scary.

Click HERE to read the full article.

So.. this question is for the candidates. Can we see your water bills? How many gallons per day/month do you, the candidates, use?


IN The News: Boulder Creek teenager uses music and art to raise ecological awareness Read more: Press-Banner – Boulder Creek teenager uses music and art to raise ecological awareness

Great article over at the Press Banner on Paris Shewfelt, a Boulder Creek resident who uses music to raise awareness for ocean and environmental conservation. Click HERE for the full article.


Historical Walk THIS SUNDAY

2014-10-05 SLV Historical Rincon Walk

What: Historic Rincon Walk

When:  Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Henry Cowell State Parking Area on Highway 9 
and Directions below

Price: Free, space is limited to 25 people, call to receive your spot (831) 338-8382

Join historian Frank Perry and explore the route once taken by Henry Cowell’s oxteams between his limestone quarry and his lime kilns. Using recently discovered historic photos taken along the route, we will see how this area has changed over the past 100 years.

This approximately 2.5 hour, up and back, moderately strenuous walk will cover 3 miles. This walk is limited to 25 people so please sign-up early as spaces will go quickly.

For more information and reserve a space call Lynda Phillips at (831) 338-8382. This event is co-sponsored by the ‘Friends of the Cowell Lime Works Historic District’. Video below is about the history of the Cowell Lime Works.

Directions to parking area:

From Felton on Highway 9: Starting at Henry Cowell Park entrance drive south 3.1 miles just past mile marker #2.79.

From Highway 1 / Highway 9 intersection: Drive north on Highway 9 past Paradise Park 2.6 miles just past mile marker #2.51.

Parking area has ‘Henry Cowell State Park’ sign and Emergency Call Box.

2014-10-05 SLV Historical Rincon Walk map

SLV Museum website:

Friends of the Cowell Lime Works website:

If your not up for the walk or if it is full you can check out SLV Museums current exhibit ‘Crystals Caves & Kilns’ going on until November 30th, 2014.

TOMORROW Candidate Forums

Election-CandidatesWhen: Tuesday 9/30/2014
6:00pm doors open
6:30pm – 8:20pm SLV Water District Board Candidates
8:20pm – 9:00pm 29th State Assembly District Candidates

Where: SLV Elementary School’s Multi Purpose Room
7155 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018

Tomorrow the League of Woman Voters is sponsoring a Back-to-Back Candidates Forum. Candidates running for the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board will be answering questions starting at 6:30pm. Candidates running for the 29th State Assembly District starts at 8:20pm. In both forums candidates will answer questions submitted by the audience.

It is never to early to get informed for the election and this election is particularly important. SLVWD Board members serve for a 4 year term and State Assembly is for a 2 year term. 3 members on our SLVWD Board is up for grabs out of a 5 member board. So this election can really change the dynamics of this board.

To find out some of the problems going on with the board currently you can check out the SLV Watchdogs. Another forum for the SLVWD is going to be Thursday 10/9/2014 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Park Hall Community Center in Ben Lomond.

SLV Watchdog website:

SLV Watchdog Facebook:

You can also read the Grand Jury Report on our water district from June 2014.

Forum Website:

SLVWD current Board:

2014-10-09 SLVWD ForumFuture SLVWD forum: Thursday 10/9/2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Park Hall Community Center
9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, CA


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