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September 14, 2011

Santa Cruz presents the "Secret Summer" with a great line-up of Fall Festivals!

[yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK9iG76Cf7k']Fall in Santa Cruz County is the best-kept secret among locals. Although barbecue grills and bathing suits will be stashed away until next season, summer continues for visitors in-the-know.  Featuring fewer crowds and some of the year’s best weather, the autumn months are hailed as Santa Cruz County’s “Secret Summer.”  This fall, the

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September 09, 2011

Volunteers are the backbone of the Capitola Art & Wine Festival

With 40,000 people expected to attend the 29th anniversary of the popular Capitola Art & Wine Festival this weekend (September 10 and 11), it’s no surprise that approximately 400 behind-the-scenes volunteers are needed to insure its success.Twenty Santa Cruz Mountain wineries are showcased, so it takes about 200 people to sell wine glasses, staff winery booths

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September 01, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday - Santa Cruz in London!

With the big Labor Day Weekend coming up, we wanted to feature a video for this special Thoughtful Thursday! While we can bask in the Santa Cruz sun and enjoy the many activities in the county this weekend, Londoners get to experience Santa Cruz by film! The Santa Cruz County CVC has partnered with the California Travel and Tourism Commission as well as

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August 31, 2011

A Kid-Friendly Time-Out in Downtown Santa Cruz

With so-called “brat bans” making the news these days, a parent can feel pretty self-conscious about taking their children out in public.I have to say, this isn’t the case in Santa Cruz. In fact, I feel like Santa Cruz is doing everything right to welcome families with kids of the two and four-legged varieties.Now, it’s pretty much a given that a toy store is a

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August 26, 2011

Hiking, Beaches, Local Veggies and Sunsets: Last Installment of the "Two Miles Down Highway 1" Road Trip

Rev up your engines and start your day with an outdoor adventure as you head to Aptos, home of The Forest of Nisene

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