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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 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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October 10, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday

Sea-lions-Santa-Cruz-WharfThese guys are resting up for the big day...this Saturday's free kickoff celebration of the Santa

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October 09, 2013

The Santa Cruz Wharf Celebrates a Century!

When you think of the Santa Cruz Wharf, do you think of potatoes? Maybe in a hot steamy bowl of clam chowder. But did you know the purpose of building the first wharf in Santa Cruz, known as Cowell Wharf, was for shipping potatoes to San Francisco for mining camps in the Sierra Nevada during the Gold Rush? Our current municipal wharf came decades later, after

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