Lost Black Cat
on the evening of May 12.
COMO is a 3 year old indoor male, 15 pounds, sweet and friendly.
Owners and Como’s mom, Florence, are heartbroken.
Lives on Melody Lane near Summit.
Or call 408-603-9191
Wednesday, May 15
Meet with supervisor John Leopold at the Loma Prieta Community Center, 23800 Summit Road. This meeting will be in the Dance Room at the back of the center. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 17
LPEF golf fund-raiser at DeLaveaga Golf Course. Four-person best-ball scramble. $175 per person, $600 per foursome.To register or get more information, email golf@LPEF.org, or visit www.lpef.org/golf.
Saturday, May 18
Pancake breakfast at the Loma Prieta Community Center. Sponsored by Loma Prieta Community Foundation. 8 to 11 a.m.
Girls on the Run 5k. Race-day registration: 6 a.m. Race start: 8 a.m.
Vasona Park, Los Gatos. Online 5K registration at www.gotrsv.org.
Date Night fund-raiser sponsored by Lions Club at Moore Buick, 15500 Los Gatos Blvd. for counseling and mental-health support for local students.
Monday, May 20
Mountain-area 55-plus program. Bocce Ball and lunch at Hazlwood. Carpool from Loma Prieta Community Center at 10:15 a.m. To learn more, call 650-747-0605.
For updates on Santa Cruz County road closures,
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
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.
here for other wildlife sightings
For more information from
California Fish and Game
about mountain lions, click
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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