Santa Cruz County, California

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Rebuilding a Deck

Hello, The deck I'm re-building has some larger lumber 4x12 holding the deck up, cantilevered from the house, My main question is about the stairs: Doubled up 2" x 12" ea. side for stairs stringers, is there a rating system for structual beams under stairs or joists that could be assigned to a class A , B , C
Three sides of the house are standard stucco walls, a barrier between house and deck.
High fire zone. Any Ideas would be appreciated

Santa Cruz County California over 2 years ago

Claudia Ochoa Felix is supposedly the "Empress of Narcotics".

Has the Mexican Government have anything to say about this case or any other drug cartel cases?


Santa Cruz County California over 5 years ago

identify this spider?

Even though I'm reading that there are no brown recluses in the bay area in California, I keep finding these. My house is not very spider proof at all and I live in the woods in a grove of trees. This spider played dead until i actually smashed it. Anyone know what it is? it looks like it has 6 eyes in a triangle shape pointing down. isnt that a recluse. I'm really freaked out by how many of these im finding.


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Santa Cruz County California 4 months ago

California bay area. this bug has appeared in the last 2 weeks

this bug is everywhere all the sudden. I cant tell what it wants. it's not attracted to any one thing. I thought they were little roaches at first but they are really soft at squish with a pop really easily. they arent roaches. the biggest one I've seen is a mm long. help!



Santa Cruz County California 4 months ago

Sequoia tree getting yellow branches

Thanks for this public service. I have 5 sequoias in the property, and two start showing yellow branches (see pics) since last month. A friend suggested to start a slow drip water flow at their base to boost resistant against heat and diseases. Anything else I could do? Thank you!


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Santa Cruz County California 3 months ago

Loquat or Crabapple

What is this tree and fruit? They are smallish, like an apricot but pear shaped, have medium size pits which remind me of hazelnuts, are tasty and juicy and the skin is thin and peels off easily. Kumquat? Loquat? Chinese crabapple?



Santa Cruz County California over 4 years ago

Septic tank overflowing BUT leach drain dry. Was told time to fork out 13,000 for new fields.

I had the a 1500 gallon septic tank pumped, was told snake the outlet pipe. I failed to cover the manholes good enough, it rained, the septic filled within a few days. Its a small puddle above the man hole, but do not want it go travel anywhere, meanwhile had problems getting help, I worked down yelp five star business, all were to busy, getting down to the two stars. Did have my old septic tank maintenance for 40 years come look, he was also booked for months, but he did measure with a stick in a vents above the leach drain fields, and said they were dry. Finally got one to come up and he did not want to hear that the fields being dry, and said dig new ones. I then scurried to the net for 15 hours of floating from one forum to huge websites all about septics. I came to think after all that, that there is a block in the D box, or the pipe, or maybe even the snaking did something but not time to dig new leach fields. Yes the system is 40 years old, but I pump it and use no chemicals and use very little water. Is it time for new leach fields?


Santa Cruz County California over 1 year ago

Tomato blight

I’m determined to fight off an inherent tomato blight that comes in early July Down here Please if your familiar give me the answer If your guessing forget it


Santa Cruz County California 7 months ago

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