This story is the first in a series we are presenting about how local Santa Cruz businesses faced the challenges of the last couple years with strength and perseverance. From the COVID pandemic shutdown which began in March 2020, to the CZU fires of August 2020, to the continuing pandemic rollercoaster in 2021, our community
It’s not just masked superheroes that will dazzle audiences in theatres this year. Santa Cruz will soon grace the silver screen as the seaside setting for the upcoming action flick “BumbleBee.” Given its cinematic landscape and blockbuster attractions such as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz has enjoyed many starring roles dating back to the early 20th century. In addition to the Steamer Lane surfers-and surfing seal-featured in “The Endless Summer,” Santa Cruz has played host to vampires, Dirty Harry, and even maniacal clowns from outer space. Break out the popcorn and roll out the red carpet, Santa Cruz is taking you to the movies.
As it’s been heard across the nation, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California’s oldest state park, was heavily damaged by the 2020 CZU August Lightning Complex Fires. Established in 1902, Big Basin’s more than 18,000 acres is a mix of old-growth and second-growth redwoods, including the largest continuous stand of ancient redwoods stand south of
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
Welcome to Santa Cruz County! We’ve gathered some need-to-know information for a fun, relaxing, and safe visit to Santa Cruz County! Take a look below for information on what to expect while you’re here, safety guidelines, what’s open, best practices, and more! SAFETY FIRST First and foremost, if you are feeling ill, please stay home,