Local Events

Friday, September 12
Desert Delight Belly Dancing troupe, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 208 E. Main Street

Saturday, September 13
Paper-making workshop with Jeanne Tillman, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call 408-353-3921.

Hot Rods on the Hill, noon to 5 p.m. at the Redwood Estates Pavilion

LG Big Band concert, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the
Oak Meadow Park bandstand

Monday, September 15
Mountain-area 55-plus tour of Canepa Motorsports Museum.
Meet at the Loma Prieta Community Center at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, September 16
Community non-profit ice-cream social, 3 to 4:30 p.m.,
208 E. Main Street, Los Gatos.

Friday, September 19
Mason-Taylor Ranch harvest jubilee, 5 to 8 p.m., 22849 Summit Road. Tickets are available at Summit Store and Burrell School Winery.

Loma Prieta Home and School Club movie night, 7 p.m., Redwood Amphitheatre behind Building Blocks Preschool

Saturday, September 20
Skyland Church harvest festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 25100 Skyland Road

Opening Day, Fall Mountain Soccer league, Loma Prieta Elementary

Sunday, September 21
Habaneros performs in a Los Gatos community concert, Los Gatos High School Theatre, doors open at 2 p.m.

September 26
Flu shots at the LG Adult Recreation Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
208 E. Main Street

Dance party with the Tenth Avenue Band, 7 to 9 p.m., LG Adult Recreation Center, 208 E. Main Street, Los Gatos.

Saturday, October 4
Loma Prieta Education Fund Gala, 4 p.m. at Maison du Lac.
More information at www.lpef.org.

Saturday, October 11
Food, Wine, and Song adult fund-raiser for Lexington Home and School Club, Black Ridge Winery, see www.lexhsc.org for information and tickets.

Local Road Repairs

Summit Road
will be subject to traffic delays with lane closures
from Old Santa Cruz Highway
to San Jose-Soquel Road
from Monday, September 8 through Tuesday, September 9
between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Delays up to 45 minutes.

Highland Way
will be subject to traffic delays with lane closures at post miles 3.24 and 3.63
from Monday, September 8 through Wednesday, December 3
between 8:30 a.m. ant 4:30 p.m. Delays up to 45 minutes.


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

For more information from
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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If you see a possible crime, call 911.






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