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July 08, 2015

Marini’s Celebrates 100 Sweet Years

All Photos by Garrick Ramirez Photos by Garrick Ramirez unless otherwise noted
This summer, Marini’s Candies celebrates its 100th year. The beloved candy maker has delighted swimsuit-clad kids and families with salt water taffy, homemade fudge, and candied apples since 1915. Over the years, Marini's has introduced new confectioneries -- chocolate-covered bacon, anyone? -- but the taffy is still wrapped using the same 1932 machine and the fudge is still hand mixed every morning under the watch of envious eyes. The memories and smiles haven’t changed either. Like the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Marini’s transcends generations.

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June 30, 2015

Super Bowl 50: Ten Reasons to Head to Santa Cruz

Photo Courtesy of Fox 8 Cleveland Photo Courtesy of Fox 8 ClevelandIt's been decided. On February 7, 2016, the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers are heading to Super Bowl 50 in the Bay Area! The landmark game takes place at Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the 49ers and roughly 40 minutes from

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June 23, 2015

What’s New in Brew

Santa Cruz remains a thriving -- and growing -- craft beer destination. New breweries continue to sprout up while existing spots always have something new to offer on tap. Here’s a quick round-up of what’s new in our local beer scene:nubo 2

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May 26, 2015

Where to Camp in Santa Cruz County

With an enviable Mediterranean climate and a natural splendor the stretches from the redwoods to the bay, Santa Cruz is a remarkable place to pitch a tent. Whether you’re a dyed-in-the-flannel-wool outdoorsy type or won’t bed down without a mattress, there’s a campsite that’s right for you.KOA

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May 21, 2015

What's in Bloom

Arboretum Poppy Recognize this cheery flower? It’s the Escholtzia Californica, aka, the California Poppy as seen at the wonderful UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Photos by Garrick Ramirez except where noted

Here’s a colorful post to brighten your day: a

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