Music at Joe’s Bar – February, 2015

All Fri-Sat shows 8:30 to Midnight. Thurs. 8-11. Never a cover. Please tip your musicians!!

Friday 6th      Aftershock

Saturday 7th      Echoes of August

Friday 13th      Groovy Judy

Saturday 14th      Kevin Hamm Band

Friday 20th      Sound Reasoning

Saturday 21st      Research and Development

 Friday 27th      Ric Hines and The Ones

Saturday 28th      Big Rain

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Community Night to benefit SLV Museum at BC Pizza & Pub

2015-01-26_Community_Night_Flyer_webWhat: Community Night & Short Historical Talk

To benefit the San Lorenzo Valley Museum & it’s Programs

When: Monday, January 26 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm

6:30pm – 7:00pm “History of the Dolan Theater Site” by Lisa Robinson

Where: Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub

13200 B Central Avenue, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-2141

Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub is sponsoring a Community Night to benefit the San Lorenzo Valley Museum and their programs this Monday from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. There will be a short historical talk by SLV Historical Society President Lisa Robinson from 6:30pm – 7:00pm titled “History of the Dolan Theater Site”. The talk will cover the history of the building from its origins as the Cunningham Store, then the Doughterty Middleton Store, and up to the present. After the talk Lisa will be taking questions about the building and other buildings in the area.

20% of all sales goes to the museum and their programs. So come on out, support our local museum, have great food, learn some history, and enjoy a wonderful night out.


IN MEMORIAM: Emily Ann Cress

Used with permission of the San Lorenzo Valley Museum, Copyrighted image, all rights reserved.

Used with permission of the San Lorenzo Valley Museum, Copyrighted image, all rights reserved.

Emily Ann Cress
August 1, 1928 – January 17, 2015


Boulder Creek and the Santa Cruz community have lost one of their finest. Emily Ann Cress passed away peacefully in Santa Cruz at the age of 86. She was born in Santa Cruz to Abraham Locatelli and Margherita Zanardi who were Italian immigrants. She was raised in Boulder Creek and remained a resident her entire life.

Emily graduated from Boulder Creek High School and attended Smith’s School of Business in Santa Cruz. She was a tireless worker and for over seventy-two years was the face that everyone knew at Johnnie’s Super Market. It is an amazing and remarkable truth that Emily worked almost every day at one place since the age of fourteen. Her dedication was unprecedented, and anybody who ever lived or worked in Boulder Creek probably knew of Emily.

Described by many as Boulder Creek’s unofficial historian, Emily remained actively involved in her community throughout her entire life. Over the years her club affiliations included the Lyons Club, the Chamber of Commerce, the Fire Department, the Boulder Creek Golf Club, the Boulder Creek Museum, and the Italian Catholic Federation of Santa Cruz. Emily was also a member of the Marconi Club and enjoyed the club’s many bus trips to various places and the fellowship of friends. She never forgot Boulder Creek High School and every year joined with some of her classmates to celebrate their lifelong connections. She loved the company of family and friends and always remembered a face.

Beginning in 1888 there has been a handful of people responsible for collecting and reporting the annual rainfall data for Boulder Creek. Emily continued this work over fifteen years ago for her late husband George “Hoot” Cress. It has benefited the community of Boulder Creek for over a century.

Emily always enjoyed a good meal, especially at Scopazzi’s in Boulder Creek. She was a wonderful cook and always generous in her gifts of food. She was an avid sports fan and in her younger years enjoyed playing golf and swimming. She also enjoyed her yard which was always maintained meticulously.

Emily is survived by her brother Andrew J. Locatelli; sister-in-law Lois A. Locatelli; brother-in-law Charles F. Hughes; nephews James A. Hughes, David A. Hughes, Andrew J. Hughes, Mark J. Locatelli, and Tom R. Locatelli; niece Janet M. Hughes; and extended family and friends who will all miss her genuine and enthusiastic energy for life.

She was preceded in death by her parents Abraham Locatelli and Margherita Zanardi; her loving husband George Loughmiller “Hoot” Cress; and her sister Marie Locatelli Hughes.

Recitation of the Rosary and the Mass of the Resurrection for Emily Ann Cress will both be held in Boulder Creek. The rosary will be at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7 p.m. Friends may pay their respects at a viewing to be held at the church on Sunday evening beginning at 5 p.m. The mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Monday, January 26, 2015 beginning at 10 a.m. The committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Santa Cruz. A reception to celebrate Emily will follow at Scopazzi’s Italian Restaurant in Boulder Creek. It will start at 1:30 p.m., and all friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend. Any kind acts of charity can be made in Emily’s memory to the Boulder Creek Historical Society.

Emily Ann Cress was one-of-a-kind. We were blessed to have her in our lives for 86 years. She will be missed by family and friends although her spirit will always be present and will remain a part of the Boulder Creek community forever.


2015-01 Jack KuehlJanuary 18th Boulder Creek Fire Department lost one of our long time members. Fire Commissioner Jack Kuehl passed away at his home surrounded by family. Commissioner Kuehl first joined the fire department in the 1960’s and has remained a part of our family since then. Below is the obituary provided by his son, former BCFD Lieutenant Steve Kuehl.


Jack Douglas Kuehl passed away January 18th at his residence in Boulder Creek after his year long battle with cancer at the age of 80. His wife Renee was at his side.

Born in Flint, Michigan, Jack graduated from high school in Illinois and then attended Michigan State. He moved to California in 1960 and shortly thereafter started his lifelong career of building homes. First in Aptos, then in Boulder Creek Jack established his family home in Santa Cruz County. One of his largest building projects was working with Mr. Culligan to construct the original 100 condominiums at the Boulder Creek Golf and Country Club in 1967. His current home of Meadowood was built in 1973 where five family generations have since resided.

Jack joined the Boulder Creek Fire Department in the 1960s as a firefighter for several years, later returning as fire commissioner in 1991 where he maintained this ranking until the week of his passing.

Jack is survived by his wife of 50 years, Renee, children Diane Ruby of Chico, David Philleo of Scotts Valley, Jerryne King of Scotts Valley, John Kuehl of Monterey and Steve Kuehl of Boulder Creek. He has three sisters, Phyllis Starkey in Florida, Marsha Velders in Illinois and Karen Barworth in Colorado. He also has nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Jack requested that any donations in his memory be made to the Boulder Creek Fire Department or Hospice of Santa Cruz County. At Jack’s request no services are being planned. If anyone has any remembrances Renee has asked for those people to please contact her.

Calendar 1/2015

New_YearIs one of your New Years resolutions to be more active in the community? Well Boulder Creek Insider is here to help. This year we are trying something new, at the beginning of each month we are going to post all the events and meetings that we know of, to make it easier for you to be able to plan for them and attend. Below is what we have currently for January, all events listed are open to the public. So start off the year right and get involved in our wonderful community.

Christmas Tree Recycling now through Friday 1/16/2015

Monday 1/5/2015 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm
What: SLV Water District Special Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Wednesday 1/7/2015 from 6:00pm, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: Boulder Creek Business Association General Meeting
Where: IOOF Oddfellows Hall, Upstairs, 13119 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Note: Board elections are coming up in February, see website for additional information.

Wednesday 1/7/2015 from 7:00pm – 10:30pm, 1st Wednesday of every month
What: Park & Rec Board Meeting
Where: 13333 Middleton Avenue, Annex Room, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-4144!calendarofevents/c8gl

Thursday 1/15/2015 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm
What: SLV Water District Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Where: Operations Building, 13057 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Agenda is not available yet, but a press release regarding the new District Manager was released 12/4/2014

Monday 1/26/2015 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
What: Community Night benefiting the SLV Museum
Where: Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub, 13200 B Central Avenue, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-2141

Correction – Thursday 2/5/2015 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
What: SLV Museum Board Meeting
Where: SLV Museum, 12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8382

If there is a public event going on in Boulder Creek during January that is not listed, please comment below and we will update the list as soon as we can. Thanks for making this such a wonderful and active community.

SLV Museums New Exhibit “Tinsel, Tunes, & Toots”

2014-12-20 SLVM Tinsel Tunes & TootsWhat: Opening Reception for “Tinsel, Tunes, & Toots”

When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Museum Holiday Hours are from 12:00noon – 4:00pm
Saturday December 20 – Wednesday December 24, 2014
Saturday December 27 – Wednesday December 31, 2014
Saturday January 3 – Sunday January 4, 2015

Where: San Lorenzo Valley Museum

12547 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8382

San Lorenzo Valley Museum is having their special holiday exhibition a little late this year, but it is still a great one. It is running from Saturday December 20th 2014 thru Sunday January 4th 2015. If you can make it during this busy holiday season you will not be disappointed, the theme is music boxes, trains, and dollhouse miniatures. Opening reception is this Saturday from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and refreshments will be served. Some of the things you will see in the exhibit is a range of holiday music boxes, a miniature holiday scene inside a cello, and antique ornaments. So come on by and enjoy this exhibit while it lasts.


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