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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.

EAST MEETS WEST

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

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January 01, 2014

My Santa Cruz Bucket List for 2014

2014 marks twenty years of living in Santa Cruz for me, and one thing I can't get over is how much I still have to explore and experience in this area. So this year, I have a simple bucket list to get out, see and do more in this place I love and call home.1. BeachesThere are over 29 miles of beaches in Santa Cruz County and I've probably only visited a third of them. With four kids in tow,

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December 24, 2013

Take a Hike on New Year's Day!

CampingRedwoodsAre you resolving to be healthier in 2014? Spend more quality time with family? Minimize screen time and enjoy the great outdoors? I know I am, and if you said yes to any of the above, then kick off the new year with a First Day

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December 04, 2013

Let's Cruz Holiday Gift Guide

Having lived in Santa Cruz for nearly twenty years, I have a not-so-sneaky habit of giving gifts that force…er…entice my friends and family to visit me. I guess I'm just proud to share what I get to enjoy throughout the year, but I also love giving unique gifts and I don't have to look far to find them locally. Here are my Top 10 ideas for memorable gifts that showcase some quintessential Santa Cruz experiences.

National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map

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November 20, 2013

Santa Cruz Warriors Back in Action at Kaiser Permanente Arena

Santa Cruz Warriors BasketballD-League basketball might sound like a lowly place to be on the totem pole of sports teams, but it turns out the "D" stands for "Development" and the players are only one step below the NBA. This makes it very

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