Election TODAY

VoteToday is election day, the polls are open from 7:00am and close at 8:00pm. Please vote and make your voice heard. All ballots must be received by 8:00pm, that includes mail in ballots.

You can lookup your polling place here:


If you have a mail-in ballot you can drop it off at any polling place in the county. Boulder Creeks polling places are:

Boulder Creek Fire Station
13230 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Boulder Creek Library
13390 W. Park Avenue
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Redwood Elementary School
16900 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Other information about what is on the ballot or other voting related issues can be found here. http://www.votescount.com You can also call (831) 454-2060 Monday – Friday from 8:00am till 5:00pm with any election related questions.

FULL Voter’s Guide

Links to voter’s pamphlet info, for, against, funding, campaign, background, and so on regarding all items on the ballet. This voter’s guide is meant to be non partisan and is in same order as the official ballot.


Local Issues

(included in the full Voter’s Guide as well)

San Lorenzo Valley Water District (vote for no more then 3)

Eric Hammer


Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf

Gene Elizabeth Ratcliffe


Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf

Larry Prather
– currently in office


Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf

Karen Brown


Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf

Chuck Baughman


Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf

Bob Fultz


Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/slvwater.pdf

SLV Water District information sites

http://www.slvwd.com/BoardInfo.htm about the district and board

http://www.slvwd.co SLVWD watchdogs

Grand Jury Report 6/2014

County Measures

K – Cannabis Business Tax


Voter’s Pamphlet http://www.votescount.com/nov14/meak.pdf

Yes – no site found

No – no site found

SLV Museum Annual BBQ & More This Sunday!

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What:         San Lorenzo Valley’s Annual Community BBQ & More

When:        Sunday, July 20th 2014, 12noon – 7pm

Where:        San Lorenzo Valley Museum
12547 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Price:        $15 BBQ ticket 12 & up
Under 12 years old is free
Purchase tickets here http://www.slvmuseum.com/tickets_BBQ.html
San Lorenzo Valley Museum is having their annual community BBQ, silent auction, horseshoe tournament and more this Sunday from 3pm – 7pm.

* Silent auction will have many items to bid on including this cute playhouse donated by Habitat for Humanity and Travelers Insurance Group.

* Horseshoes signups start at 11am and the games start at noon.

* Impromptu Exhibit, share your valley headgear, hat, or cap.

* A presentation of images from the newly released MAH history journal “Redwood Logging and Conservation in the Santa Cruz Mountains – A Split History” will also be happening. As companion book will be on sale for $24.95.




SLV Museum 2014 Essay Contest

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SLV Museum’s upcoming exhibit “The Way We Worked”, is a Smithsonian exhibition which have exhibits all over the United States. The exhibit is from March 9 – April 12, 2014. To help get the community involved, our Museum is also having an essay contest. 5th through 8th graders are asked to identify someone who has worked in the San Lorenzo Valley, meet them, interview them about their work experience in the valley, and write an essay about it. They recommend that a parent, guardian, or teacher accompany the student during the interview. The closing date for entries is April 17, 2014.

All 5th through 8th grade students of public, private, or charter schools in the Valley, and students who are home schooled. Work should be original and not taken from published or copyrighted materials.

To enter, print your full name, address, phone number, school name, grade, and your teacher’s name at the top of the first page on the left hand side. There are no length requirements; however your goal should be a minimum of 300 words or one full page. Entries may by typed or hand written. Entries may include supplemental material such as copies of photographs or documents. Entries may be in English or Spanish. Entries will be judged by a panel selected by the Museum.

Student Awards:
There will be two cash awards per grade, Best in Grade $50 and Runner-Up $25.

You may collect your students’ essays and submit them in a batch to the Museum. The closing date for entries is April 26, 2013. The combined entries of each class that submits five entries or greater will also be judged, and the teacher of the class considered to have the highest quality submissions will receive a $50 stipend. Batched entries should be placed in an envelope and marked “2014 Essay Competition.”

Award Celebration:
Winning and participating students, and their teachers, will be recognized at an open celebration in May 2014.

Contact Information:
Office is open Wed-Friday 11am-5pm. Call (831) 338-8382, or email slvhm@cruzio.com for more information.

Networking Mixer at Scopazzi’s

A San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce Networking Mixer will be held  next week Wednesday, March 20 at Scopazzi’s Restaurant in Boulder Creek.

The evening begins at 5pm. If possible, please bring raffle prizes and business cards.





NEWS: Boulder Creek Propane Buyers Co-op

Use Propane and want to save money? Then read the release below from the newly formed Boulder Creek Propane Buyers Co-op


For Immediate Release

A group of Boulder Creek residents have established the Boulder Creek Propane Buyers Co-op, in order to negotiate more affordable propane prices with companies that serve this rural area. Continue reading

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