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August 04, 2011

Wine, History and Antiquing: Part Three of the "Two Miles Down Highway 1" Road Trip

Shop till you drop, take in live music, fuel up with great food or a glass of sweet Santa Cruz County wine, just a short drive down Highway 1 in the third segment of an exciting road trip adventure!The next stop off Highway 1 in Santa Cruz County

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August 04, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday

 



August 03, 2011

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park: Please Touch the Trees!

On a recent trip to the Henry Cowell State Park, I interviewed State Park Interpreter Daniel Williford on the trees and environment of the forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains.“Redwoods are the superheroes of the plant world,” says Williford.  “They can battle fires, high winds and floods quite successfully.  Their roots spread out laterally and they hold on to each other…they are the tallest

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August 03, 2011

Interview with James Durbin at “American Idol Live!” Season Ten Concert Tour in San Jose

On July 13, 2011, I was privileged to interview Santa Cruz’s own “American Idol” celebrity, James Durbin. Later, at the “AI Live!” concert, I saw James “the performer” bring a jam-packed arena of fans, including myself, screaming to their feet. BY June Smith

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July 28, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday