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2019 International Women’s Day: Autumn Hays

Visit Santa Cruz County is commemorating International Women’s Day this year with professional surfer and Santa Cruz native Autumn Hays. “Representing Santa Cruz, especially as a woman, is awesome,” she said. Fresh off her first place win in the World Surf League Qualifying Series, this milestone victory was also a way for her to honor

SUPER BLOOD WOLF MOON LIGHTS UP SANTA CRUZ

Last January, it was the Super Blue Blood Moon that captivated Santa Cruz, this year, it was the Super Blood Wolf Moon! In the late evening of January 20th the rare lunar eclipse and supermoon joined forces to create the spectacular sight in the Santa Cruz skies. Check out a few of our favorite Santa Cruz County glimpses at this rare lunar

BUMBLEBEE IS ALL THE BUZZ IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Located a mere 90 minutes south of San Francisco and 30 minutes from San Jose/Silicon Valley, the natural beauty – and quirkiness – of Santa Cruz County has inspired filmmakers over the years. In summer 1961, flocks of aggressive seabirds invaded Capitola, wreaking havoc among residents. Famed film director Alfred Hitchcock – who owned a house in