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August 14, 2017

Your Summer Weekend Highlights in Santa Cruz County!

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Another gorgeous summer weekend is in the books in Santa Cruz County! Check out this round-up of weekend photos that will have you planning out your next weekend itinerary! Places to explore, celebrate, try new treats and more!

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August 08, 2017

Artist Jared Leake’s Santa Cruz

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One glance at Jared Leake’s surf-filled artwork and it's clear the former East Coaster was lured west by endless summers and the California dream. “The warm climate, outdoor culture, and epic Pacific Ocean are what drew me out,” he says of his decision to move to California in 2011. Today, the Santa Cruz transplant makes the most of his adopted home through surfing, trekking local trails, and creating contemporary artwork that captures the good vibes and striking scenery of the local landscape in a new way. We asked him to share a little about his process, where he goes to get inspired, and where he finds the perfect pint of local brew.

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August 07, 2017

Summer Wildlife Happening NOW!

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Santa Cruz County has year round wildlife watching - whales, sea lions, dolphins, tidepools, hundreds of species of birds - there's really not a bad time of year for seeing some creatures! But here's a quick roundup of photos - all taken within the last week - that will give you a realtime look at the Santa Cruz summer wildlife scene.

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July 27, 2017

Top 5 Waterfront Walks

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It’s a gorgeous day, and you want to enjoy the outdoors, but the Bloody Mary you had at brunch has you shying away from an uphill trek to the local mountaintop. We feel you. Thankfully, there are plenty of scenic—and flat—promenades where you can gather the friends, pups, and kids, and bask in the dazzling, local scenery without breaking a sweat.

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July 24, 2017

Here's to Health in My Weekend In Santa Cruz

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The 45th Annual Wharf to Wharf Race happened over the weekend and some 16,000 participants did good for the body and soul and completed the scenic 6-mile run. We want to give a nod to those who wore a race bib and share some more healthy living themed photos from the weekend! So cheers to good health, opting outside, and of course, those delicious, fresh eats! 

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