Pads help to create safer stepsTom Ralston, at bottom right in black jacket, and his crew pour new stepping pads this week for visitors to access the rocks and water below Lighthouse Point in Santa Cruz. The new concrete steps create a safer pathway, and according to Ralston, replaces a path that was “very dangerous and slippery with moss, and the angle of the rocks was not conducive to a safe pathway especially for small children and elderly surfers.” Ralston’s crew chipped down the granite rock, which was imported from the foothills of the Sierra and poured flat areas in between the jagged rocks to provide an easy traverse. (Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel)