January 4th, 2008 · 16 Comments
Photos from the Jan. 4, 2007 storm in Santa Cruz County.
Photos by Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel
Read more about: weather · Storm · Santa Cruz · Breaking News · Slideshow
// Jan 4, 2008 at 6:48 pm
Great to see MotherNature kick up her heals a bit. Like to see it all happen a bit more often.
Hope everybody is safe and sound, with a warm place to eat and sleep.
// Jan 4, 2008 at 6:59 pm
I love Shmuel Thaler’s photos, as usual, but is there anyone left at the Sentinel who can write captions? Or is everyone just assigned to the church beat now?
// Jan 4, 2008 at 7:42 pm
I think the storm was scary I hell of like raithatn
and doing donuts in that parking lot a lot.thats what is happening in the parkin lot both of such are the keys to my anus lot.
Boulder Creek is Home
// Jan 4, 2008 at 8:11 pm
Boulder Creek and Bem Lomond got hit hard (as always) There were multible reports of tress into structures, but no injurys (thank Goddness!) The ditches could not keep up with the water and as with any storm that has wind, we have wide spread power outages and road closers. I saw the fire department PGE, Cal Trans and civilains all pitching in to help each other clear roads, ditches etc. The winds have calmed, the rain is still coming down but at a slower rate and the sound of generaters fill the night air. I love SLV!
// Jan 4, 2008 at 11:42 pm
“Boulder Creek and Bem Lomond got hit hard (as always) ” exactly…so why are our tax dollars year after year not just band-aiding this issue but advancing with technology, employing jobs, and with proper leadership…FIXING these every winter issues…oh the pics were great, not the video…more pics could of been nice, and sentinal…why can we not leave comments on more than 2 or 3 articles a week? you guys are so bias.
// Jan 5, 2008 at 9:54 am
WOW!! Thank you to all the service workers who braved the storm and did service to our community!!! CalTrans, PGE, FireDept Etc. My power just came on this morning. I was once again reminded that our community is so strong, and will not turn their backs on it’s people!!
Yuba City Ken
// Jan 5, 2008 at 10:19 am
I think Hippo really speaks for us all. Take care Santa Cruz!
// Jan 5, 2008 at 10:36 am
great photos, Shmuel!
// Jan 5, 2008 at 11:05 am
Once again Mr Thaler, you have shot some amazing photographs. You have a real gift and I feel lucky to be able to enjoy your work. You must love living here as you certainly could do better than working for the Sentinel!
Thanks for your great work!
// Jan 5, 2008 at 1:20 pm
Thanks to those of you who put some forethought into drainage and erosion control before the storms…you know who you are (and the few of us that care about these things often do to!)…
For those of you who didn’t give it any thought…shame on you for not considering the impacts to groundwater recharge and downstream resources like aquatic habitat, flood control, and drinking water quality protection…not to mention that you’re likely protecting your own property values by being prepared for such storms (which, if you haven’t noticed, happen pretty often, contrary to the news reports) by keeping your drainage onsite, preventing erosion and offsite sediment transport…
Our creeks aren’t just drainage ditches, they are the “arteries” of our community…
// Jan 5, 2008 at 1:27 pm
Oh! Is it raining???? Cowabunga !!!!
// Jan 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm
Shmuel’s pictures are good—they captured the feel of the storm well.
Electric cables do pretty well underground in earthquake country. In the 20 years I’ve lived here, the (underground) gas lines have failed once, and the power lines go out at least once a year. The problem isn’t that power cables do poorly underground, but that underground cables cost a lot more than overhead ones, and neither PG&E nor its customers are willing to pay the price for more reliable service.
// Jan 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm
When life throws a storm at you, carpe diem!
I enjoyed Saturday breakfast while watching waves wash the underside of the Capitola Wharf at 10 AM.
16 frames sequence, animated gif
Full resolution 3 image sequence of wave striking end of wharf.
// Jan 5, 2008 at 11:42 pm
You have to live with mother nature, but she does not have to live with you.
// Jan 5, 2008 at 11:46 pm
Shmuel — I hope you own your photos so maybe you can make cool photo books like the Chron’s PJs have made. The Scotts Valley Senile will fade away and people will just accept no news when the power is out and will look at cool photo books by candlelight. Keep on snappin’.
// Jan 8, 2008 at 9:08 am
hippo….your doin way too many drugs.
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