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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

The Last Chinatown in Santa Cruz

One of the prettiest ways to get from downtown Santa Cruz to sprawling, redwood-shaded San Lorenzo Park is to take the short stroll across the San Lorenzo River via the Chinatown Bridge. This scenic pedestrian walkway offers a great view of waterfowl and other bird life in the willows and reeds of the riverbanks, but

Big Basin on the Mend

Resilience of Big Basin Redwoods State Park:  Even 2020 can’t defeat a forest that has survived ice ages, wildfires and logging sprees People the world over are looking to 2021 to be a year of healing — from division, disease and, here in California, a devastating wildfire season. Nowhere is that truer than in Santa

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