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October 17, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday

Monarch-Butterflies-Natural-Bridges Photo Credit: AJ DuryeaHow do you tell the difference between a male and female monarch butterfly? Male monarchs have two distinguishing black spots on their hind wings and thinner black webbing within the wings. The

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October 16, 2013

Monarch Magic at Natural Bridges State Beach

In Santa Cruz, we like to celebrate all creatures great and small, especially those of the migrating variety. On one end, we are captivated by the sight of a whale surfacing from the depths of the sea and, on the other, we delight in the spellbinding magic of a fluttering monarch butterfly.

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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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July 23, 2013

Trolley Spotting in Santa Cruz!

TrolleyBeach2All Aboard the Santa Cruz Trolley!

When driving around town, I often hear my kids call out the different vehicles they see on the road: "School bus!" " Yellow taxi!" "Fire truck!" Their latest excitement can be

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