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November 08, 2017

1440 MULTIVERSITY MAKES EVERY MINUTE COUNT THROUGH LECTURES, SPEAKER SERIES

A new conference center in Scotts Valley, six miles from Santa Cruz has opened its doors amidst a forested backdrop.  Offering immersion learning programs with a diverse faculty and year-around curriculum, 1440 Multiversity – named for the number of minutes in one day – focuses on quiet reflection, classes, lectures, guest speakers, retreats, and healthy food served in a nourishing environment:  all wrapped up in conference setting.  

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November 08, 2017

LIVE EARTH FARM HOSTS FIRST FRIDAYS ON THE FARM

A new program in 2018 brings agriculture to visitors though hands-on, family-friendly farming experiences.  Located in south Santa Cruz County, Live Earth Farm is a 150 acre patchwork of working farm, riparian corridor, oak and redwood forest in the lush agricultural region of Pajaro Valley where visitors are welcome. 

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November 08, 2017

SANTA CRUZ ROLLS OUT BIKE SHARING PROGRAM

This spring, visitors will have a new way to tour Santa Cruz – in the form of 8-speed bikes: 50 electric bikes and 200 standard bikes, located at various stations around town.  

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November 08, 2017

CITY OF WATSONVILLE CELEBRATES 150TH BIRTHDAY NEXT YEAR!

To mark the 150th year of the City of Watsonville in 2018, a series of spirited Sesquicentennial events are planned throughout the year which celebrate the rich history and cultures of south county.  Save the date of March 30, 2018, for the 150th Birthday Celebration.

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November 08, 2017

SANTA CRUZ DREAM INN WELCOMES SLOWBOY FOR CRAFT BREW TOURS

Guests of the Santa Cruz Dream Inn  – a hip, full-service hotel on Cowell Beach which recently underwent an $8 million renovation – is now offering a unique way for guests to experience the local craft brew scene.

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November 08, 2017

MARTINELLI & COMPANY CELEBRATES A BIRTHDAY!

2018 marks S. Martinelli & Company’s150th anniversary!  Founded in 1868 and still family-owned and operated, this sweet business is headquartered in agricultural-rich Watsonville. 

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November 08, 2017

JACK O’NEILL PARK PAYS TRIBUTE TO SURFING LEGEND

Newly christened Jack O’Neill Park in Pleasure Point honors the late surf legend and wetsuit pioneer who lived in the house immediately adjacent. It’s a rugged, undeveloped plot of land that offers unspoiled views of the spectacular coastline.

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November 08, 2017

Abbott Square Market Project Debuts in Downtown Santa Cruz

A creative new venue combining artisan food, craft beer and cocktails, live music and entertainment, and family-friendly activities has opened in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz. Taking a cue from San Pedro Square, the wildly successful community gathering space in San Jose, Abbott Square Market, supported by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and located at Front and Cooper Streets, is designed to be the food and cultural center of the town.  

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March 06, 2017

VISIT SANTA CRUZ COUNTY ANNOUNCES “LET’S CRUZ” GETAWAY SWEEPSTAKES

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA – This season, Visit Santa Cruz County (VSCC) is getting personal with visitors who want to “find their flow” in California’s favorite beachside destination. Are you a foodie in search of a new adventure? Are you an adventure enthusiast aching to see the redwoods up close? Do you want to explore a bit of your inner traveler but don’t know where to start? Starting now and continuing through May 31, 2017, fans of all-things Santa Cruz who visit www.letscruz.com can enter the Let’s Cruz Vacation Getaway Contest for a chance to win a two-night stay at the Seascape Beach Resort, and a package of activities tailored toward their travel preferences.

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January 18, 2017

FOR RELEASE: SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FEATURED IN VISIT CALIFORNIA’S “LIVING THE DREAM” COMMERCIAL

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA – This month, two prime locations in Santa Cruz County are featured as the backdrops for Visit California’s newest consumer branding commercial.  Scenes for Living the Dream - the next incarnation of the state’s “Dream Big” campaign series - shows Davenport Beach and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.  The Santa Cruz County Film Commission, a department within Visit Santa Cruz County, assisted with the planning and worked with a location scout and Visit California’s agency of record Mering Carson, to identify the locations and logistics for the production, the filming of which took place last fall.  Visit California is the state’s official tourism organization.

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