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August 19, 2014

5 Best Bites

Despite arriving first, appetizers can feel secondary to a meal -- kind of like the Garfunkel and Oates of the dinner table. But who doesn’t love a good appetizer? When you arrive hungry to a restaurant, nothing is more anticipated than the moment an appetizer plate hits the table. Plus, sometimes you just want to pop in to a restaurant for a bite and a drink. Here are five of my favorite appetizing spots in town:

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August 13, 2014

Santa Cruz Wharf Turns 100

All photos by Garrick Ramirez All photos by Garrick RamirezSanta Cruz has numerous public promenades that flaunt its natural splendor. The Westside’s West Cliff Drive and Pleasure Point’s East Cliff Drive are great examples. But none capture the area’s history, atmosphere and bayside beauty more than

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July 29, 2014

A Stroll Through Capitola Village

The quaint seaside village of Capitola began as a humble tent camp along the shore of the Monterey Bay. Camp Capitola, as it was known, welcomed its first guests in 1874 making it the first beach resort in California. A few years later, it premiered a magnificent wood-frame Victorian hotel -- Hotel Capitola -- that echoed

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July 23, 2014

Santa Cruz is Also for Lovers

Hot date coming up? Let Santa Cruz be your chaperone. Here are a few ideas for outings to spark a love connection.Outdoorsy CoupleYou demand beauty from your date. Nope, you’re not superficial: you just love the great outdoors. And a good place to start is with a stroll through the enchanting gardens at UCSC Arboretum whose 135 acres wind over a picturesque

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July 14, 2014

Your Summer Guide to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 2015

Is there any purer expression of summer than a day at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk? For over 100 years, the seaside amusement park has thrilled all ages with its festive mix of sun, fun and nostalgia. It’s just as enchanting today as the day it opened in 1907 and it continues to delight with new rides, treats and events. Here’s a handy guide to all that's happening this summer at the Boardwalk.WHAT’S NEW

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