Saturday, July 1
Loma Prieta Volunteer Fire and Rescue
open house and recruiting event
from noon to 3 p.m.,
at Station 36, 17445 Old Summit Road. 

Monday, July 3
The mountain-area 55-plus program
meets at the Loma Prieta Community Center, 23800 Summit Road, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, July 4
Pancake breakfast and flag raising at
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
23185 Summit Road, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Thursday through Sunday, 
July 13 to 16
Los Gatos Youth Theatre
presents The Lion King, Jr.
at the Los Gatos High School Theatre.
The production features large head pieces, colorful attire, and gigantic puppetry
to symbolize each animal.
For tickets ($12), go to http://www.lgyt.net. 

Monday, July 17
The mountain-area 55-plus program
meets at the Loma Prieta Community Center,
23800 Summit Road, at 9:30 a.m.
to carpool to Scotts Valley
for a tour of the Canepa Motorsports Museum.
Thursday through Sunday, 
July 20 to 23
Los Gatos Youth Theatre
presents Into the Woods
at the Los Gatos High School Theatre.
This show is based on the Tony award-winning musical
by Stephen Sondheim.
For tickets ($12), go to http://www.lgyt.net. 

Saturday, July 22
The Joe Sharino Band
performs at the Loma Prieta Playfield and Gazebo.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The band plays from 7 to 10 p.m.
Barbecue dinner will be available to purchase.
Order tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com (search event 2955523),
or call 1-800-838-3006.
For more information,
call Lani Christianson at 408-353-9091,
or email laniarlene2@aol.com.

Sunday, July 23 
Playday and barbecue
at the Summit Rider’s Horsemen’s Association Arena,
beginning at 10 a.m.

Saturday, July 29 
Summit Rider’s Horsemen’s Association
fiftieth-anniversary celebration w
ill be at the Redwood Estates Pavilion,
beginning at 3 p.m.

Saturday, August 5
Mountain Jam
is a free family musical festival and picnic
featuring local bands and musicians,
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
at the Loma Prieta Playfield and Gazebo,
23845 Summit Road. 

Tuesday, August 22
Mountain Residents Night Out is from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
at the Redwood Estates Pavilion,
21450 Madrone Drive.
Enjoy barbecue and meet our local deputies, firefighters, CHP officers,
and representatives of other community organizations.
For more information, visit www.lpcf.org, or www.redwoodestates.net,
or call RESA at 408-353-1866.

Sunday, August 27 
Summit Rider’s Horsemen’s Association obstacle-course challenge

Saturday, September 16 
The Loma Prieta Museum
annual farm dinner and benefit
begins at 5 p.m. at the Mason-Taylor Ranch,
22849 Summit Road.
Cost: $100 per person.



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visit http://sossantacruz.org/

For updates on Santa Cruz County road closures,
see www.sccroadclosure.org/



Wildlife in the Mountains

If you see a mountain lion or other interesting wildlife in our area,
call Neil at 408-353-1901 or email news@mnn.net.
I'll post the sighting.
Be sure to give me a short description of the animal, specific location, date, and time.

We'll share the results here.

Click here for other wildlife sightings

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California Fish and Game
about mountain lions, click


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Mountain Wildfires
How did they happen, and what we can do to stop them

Protecting Your Home from Fire

Here’s a checklist on how to improve your landscaping from CalFire at www.fire.ca.gov:

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

Create a "lean, clean, green zone" by removing all flammable vegetation within thirty feet surrounding your home

Create a "reduced fuel zone" in the remaining seventy feet or to your property line.

You have two options in this area:

A. Create horizontal and vertical spacing between plants. The amount of space will depend on how steep your property is and the size of your plants.

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

Landscape with fire resistant plants

Maintain all plants with regular water, and keep dead braches, leaves, and needles removed.

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

Stack woodpiles at least thirty feet from all structures and remove vegetation within ten feet of woodpiles.

Locate LPG tanks (butane and propane) at least thirty feet from any structure and maintain ten feet of clearance.

Remove all stacks of construction materials, pine needles, leaves, and other debris from your yard.

For other ways to protect your home from fire, visit www.fire.ca.gov 



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Crime Alert!

Mail theft. Arson. Vandalism. Burglaries.

Watch out for lurkers, strangers, and odd comings and goings.

If you see something suspicious don't be afraid to report it.

If you see a possible crime, call 911.







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