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It was an exciting night tonight as the Santa Cruz Warriors broke in their...
A small home located at 24235 Glenwood Drive burned early this morning. The fire...
Felton – Santa Cruz County Fire received notification by the Insurance Services Office (ISO)...
It was an exciting night tonight as the Santa Cruz Warriors broke in their new arena located at the end of Pacific Ave in Santa Cruz. It is just minutes from home, parking is easy, and the game was spectacular! Pyrotechnics shot up and heralded the arrival of each player as they were introduced.
Arriving at the arena, fans were given t-shirts commemorating opening day of the arena. The Warrior cheerleaders put on a great show and there was a dance off with the winner chosen by the cheering crowd. Several exhibition events included BMX extreme riders, a team of flipping hoop tossing players using a launch pad to show off their talents (watch the video to see them in action).
Of course the Santa Cruz Warriors won their first game! In front of a sold out crowd, Kent Bazemore scored 18 points and Jeremy Tyler had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and with the crowd cheering them on the Santa Cruz Warriors ended the game with a 93-88 victory over the Bakersfield Jam.
The big question locals have is why Kaiser Permanente sponsored the Arena. Will Kaiser Permanente be providing health care on this side of the hill now? Let’s hope so. It would be a welcome addition.
A small home located at 24235 Glenwood Drive burned early this morning. The fire was first called in as being on Old Santa Cruz Highway and the first engines were dispatched. A second and third call came in identifying the fire as originating on Glenwood. Time was lost when those engines were re-diverted to the Glenwood address. The first report came in at 4:57am, and the final call came in at 5:07 identifying the Glenwood location as being between Main Blvd and Crooks Rd. Engines were on scene at 5:23am and the fire was knocked down by 6:08. Engines will remain at the location for several hours after to ensure that the fire is out.
Cal Fire Captain, David Hibdon, “It is important to take a moment and get your bearings when you call in a fire. The first reports are often inaccurate and we have sent personnel to the first callers location to shoot a line to the fire and pinpoint it’s location. We lost time this morning because the first caller placed the fire on Old Santa Highway and we had to re-divert them to Glenwood after we got better information on the location.”
Cal Fire had a Cal Fire Prevention Officer at the scene, their Battalion Chief, one engine and they were assisted by Scotts Valley Fire’s engine and the Loma Prieta volunteer Fire Dept which arrived with one water tender. Felton Fire Protection District was on site with a water tender as well. A total of three engines, two water tenders and 15 personnel fought the fire and brought it under control.
A locked gate delayed entry into the area to fight the fire. If you have a locked gate, you can get a special lock that the Fire Dept can open rapidly, saving time and possibly lives. This lock is keyed specifically so that your first responders only can open it in case of a fire. It is not a universal key.
The fire lit up the hillsides and at first glance (from my home) it appeared that someone had orange twinkling Christmas lights displayed on their gate. After grabbing my glasses I realized the twinkling was a small fire on the hillside. I immediately called it in and watched in panic as it grew and consumed the house and began burning the trees around it. The sound of the tress cracking could be heard across the canyon.
I alerted several neighbors and was contacted by one of my neighbors in spite of the early hour. Several neighbors went to the scene and spoke to firefighters and confirmed that they would be able to contain it and we did not need to evacuate the area. As the firefighters worked to contain the fire, there was a sudden sound of coyotes yipping and warning each other of the blaze. I’ve never heard anything like it before. It almost sounded like a crowd cheering, and it took a moment to realize it was actually the coyotes sounding their own alarm.
If you don’t have your neighbor’s phone number, you may wish to get it. Although quite a few of us were up very early because of the fire it is better to be prepared and ready to evacuate than sound asleep.
Connie Guerrero, Communications Officer said it is common for people to see a fire or other emergency and to assume that others have called it in. It is important to call in fires or other emergencies as soon as you see them. Also, in case of a fire, please alert your neighbors as the Fire Fighters on the scene are there to fight the fire and do not have the resources to alert neighbors. It is really important to look out for each other.
Also, if you have a cell phone, please put the 7 digit 911 equivalent number into your cell to save time in an emergency. For Sata Cruz County Fire that number is 831-335-9113. Additional information to help you prepare is in this article: Are You Prepared?
Skyland Community Church, a member of the United Church of Christ, has been serving the Summit area since 1887. Stephen Glauz- Todrank accepted the position of Reverend Minister of Skyland Church in 1990. The Reverend is a graduate of...
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Local Realtor Cassie Maas, pictured below second from left, was honored as the 2012 Chair of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, Los Gatos/Saratoga District. The gala, in celebration of the passing of the gavel, took place on December...
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As he has done for the past ten years, Tom Stanton is beginning to create pumpkins. He makes them out of glass by blowing them into a form to give them their distinctive shape and then slowly working them...
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Local resident, Ron Kendrick is part of the team at Google designing and testing the new Google self driving vehicle. After attending the Team O'Neil Rally School for driving lessons, Rod has been loving every minute of this opportunity...
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Winter is almost here. The fall weather is slowly creeping in and for those in the lower elevations (especially on the coastal side), fog is starting to creep in on the early mornings. Whether we want to admit it or not, winter is coming. The dog days of summer make it easy to forget...
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Just a short drive from downtown Los Gatos, is an 80+ acre estate that...
Winter is almost here. The fall weather is slowly creeping in and for those...