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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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October 04, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday

A lovely succulent and cactus garden at Liz Lyons Friedman's studio. A lovely succulent and cactus garden at Liz Lyons Friedman's studio.Open Studios is full of lovely surprises. Read more about this self-guided art tour and

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October 02, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Santa Cruz Open Studios Art Tour 2013

The 2013 Santa Cruz Open Studios Art Tour is here! Taking place the first three weekends in October every year, this self-guided tour brings art lovers right into the creative spaces of over 300 diverse artists in Santa Cruz County. It's a unique opportunity to meet artists, view first-hand how they work behind the scenes and explore Santa Cruz while you're at it.We recently caught up with Aptos resident Liz Lyons Friedman, the one and only artist who has participated in Open Studios since its

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