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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: A Look Back in Time

A nostalgic look back at the West Coast’s oldest amusement park Since its opening in 1907 as the “Coney Island of the West,” the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been the backdrop for scores of noteworthy cultural events through the years, from Duke Kahanamoku’s historic 1913 surfing exhibit to the Miss California pageant to major

Four Artists to Watch for at Open Studios 2021

Throughout Santa Cruz County this fall, art lovers and artists alike are rejoicing at the return of the Open Studios Art Tour. Welcome back, little lime green Open Studios yard signs! Welcome back, chatting with artists in their own studios and discovering an art piece you simply must have in your life! As with so

The London Nelson Story

Mission Street circa 1880 shot roughly from the area where London Nelson had lived and farmed two decades earlier, looking up toward Mission Hill. The handsome white building in the upper left is the Mission School, built in part with proceeds from the rental of Nelson’s property. Photo courtesy of the Santa Cruz Museum of

A Guide to Solo Travel in Santa Cruz County

Outdoor activities and a vibrant community life make Santa Cruz County a natural destination when you’re flying solo. When you’re ready for some adventuring on your own, Santa Cruz County offers a host of fun options in the great outdoors, from beach cruising to exploring the redwood forest. After an action-packed day, the laid-back ethos

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