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Santa Cruz Area Hospitality Heroes

As Santa Cruz County continues to endure the CZU August Lightning Complex Fire, heartbreaking images have emerged showing fire ravaged homes, fleeing wildlife, devastated Redwood forests, damaged infrastructure – and even an image from outer space showing the smoked filled skies blanketing the State of California. Thousands of evacuees have been displaced and lives have

Meet Santa Cruz County’s New Superstar Chefs

The ever-expanding Santa Cruz dining scene always has something new to offer, from debuting restaurants to the hottest seasonal dish. The latest buzz is all about new kitchen talent. With a bounty of fresh produce and seafood at their disposal, skillful new chefs are reinvigorating menus across the county. Here’s the scoop on a recent chef shuffle that’s perking up the local food scene.

Work It: Rhiannon Sims, California State Parks Interpreter

As a California State Parks Interpreter, a redwood forest serves as Rhiannon Sims’ office.  She manages interpretive projects, such as special event planning and wayside panel design, and media outreach for state parks in Santa Cruz County.  Rhiannon brings the unique and extraordinary nature of local state parks and cultural history to visitors and locals

Santa Cruz County Featured in Visit California’s “Living the Dream” Commercial

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.

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