Bridging the 5th district communities

Author: Christopher Bradford

  • Juneteenth

    Hello neighbors, Juneteenth is a day that holds great significance for all of us, but especially for those in the African American community. It is a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, a day that marks the beginning of a new era, a day that represents the hope and promise…

  • Insuring our Homes Now and In the Future

    We live in a verdant and beautiful place, specifically beautiful because of our proximity to natural lands. The wildlife/urban interface areas are especially complex, as we need to manage the lands near us actively to mitigate risk of natural disaster in ways folks who live in suburban or urban areas do not. They can afford…

  • Where Nature and People Collide and Coexist

    Where Nature and People Collide and Coexist

    Hey neighbors, On my drive this morning I couldn’t help but stop and capture some of the beauty that we are surrounded by, and often inured to; the saying that familiarity breeds contempt can be true. Every day we drive through beauty that other people have to schedule vacations to experience. Next to this gorgeous…

  • SLV High 2nd Annual Music & Art Festival

    Hey Neighbors, We’ve got some great talent being nurtured in SLV High School! This week at the SLV High Music & Art Festival at Roaring Camp, we got to experience some absolutely charming performances and interesting and engaging art. There were food trucks, kids playing, great music and some of the California weather they used…

  • Housing in the 5th District

    I wanted to take a minute to piggy back on the post I wrote last week regarding the paltry recovery rate in district 5 from the CZU Fire. If you didn’t see it, even though our district lost over six hundred homes in the fire only six homes have been rebuilt. That is less than…

  • 2nd Annual Scotts Valley Multicultural Fair

    Today the SVUSD hosted a multicultural fair at Skypark, and it was splendid! Wonderful to see the community coming out to support. There were many booths from myriad cultures, and some great folks having deep conversations, sharing and exploring some of the cultural roots and cultural arts that folks are passionate about. The performers were…

  • from Surviving to Thriving

    Why transparency matters for the County Supervisor As my team and I continue to develop what our top priorities will be if the community chooses us to do the important work of 5th District supervisor, one theme runs underneath many of the issues we want to address. Trust. The more I’ve come to interact with…

  • Walk With Us to Prevent Suicide Event

    Hey neighbors, I wanted to share an event that is coming up on 9/30/2023 in Scotts Valley. It’s a cause that is close to my heart, as I lost my first wife to suicide, and understand first hand the complicated ramifications and deep sorrows that come from losing a person in this way. There’s no…

  • Keep an Eye on this Space!

    Here is where we will share news/posts about our campaign, but also about what’s happening in our mountain Home. We’ll talk about upcoming events, highlight community members and organizations that are doing stand-out work, and mostly just stay *connected*. Would love to have your commentary and discussion around all of these things. Thank you, be…

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