The healthy 110-year-old tree near the sidewalk at 407 Broadway in Santa Cruz is a Red Horse Chestnut, and slated to be cut down for a Hyatt Place Hotel.
Environmental advocates demonstrated in Santa Cruz, and across the U.S., calling on President Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
I was an undergraduate student at UCSC when I first visited Fall Creek on a field trip with my Environmental Interpretation class taught by Jenny Anderson.
Participants arrived ready to work, but also motivated to haul home tubs of apples and jugs of juice for drinking or fermenting into hard cider.
Ron, a Westside homeowner, said that this year’s crop of oranges was the most tasty and abundant in the tree’s lifetime.
Lighthouse Point is a fun location for photography, as the sun rises and sets over the Monterey Bay, and a constantly changing pattern of light dances off the rolling waves.