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February 18, 2014

Meet a Local: Kitesurfer Lydia Snider

We recently caught up with local entrepreneur and kitesurfer Lydia Snider after her talk wowed us at Event Santa Cruz, a monthly series featuring successful businesses in Santa Cruz and the dynamic people behind them.


When Lydia Snider bought her first wet suit, it was a big deal. Having grown up in Washington D.C., 3 1/2 miles from the White House, the first thing she did after moving to the West Coast


February 12, 2014

The Kitchen is Where the Heart Is!

Downtown Santa Cruz, my kids and I know it well. The sights and sounds--colorful window displays, street performers, familiar shop owners--can turn a simple stroll down Pacific Avenue into a great kids activity. Toss in some recent rainy weather and cabin fever and it's an all out puddle-splashing adventure!Who needs umbrellas when we can duck in and out of our favorite shops?


February 05, 2014

Elephant Seals Up Close and Personal at Año Nuevo

Año Nuevo State Park is the site for one of the largest mainland breeding colonies in the world for the northern elephant seal, and lucky for us, it’s just 22 miles north of Santa Cruz along scenic


January 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Photo courtesy of Santa Cruz Public Libraries Local History Gallery Photo courtesy of
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Local History GalleryHey, we don't mean to brag, but it looks like


January 29, 2014

Highway 1 from San Francisco to Santa Cruz!

"Follow me to Highway 1!"Take the scenic route along iconic Highway 1 for a classic California experience! Watch our 2-minute video to see what's in store on your next road trip from San Francisco to Santa


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