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 recent 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
We ask anyone planning a trip to Santa Cruz County to please take The Safety Pledge to protect others and yourself by wearing a mask and practicing social distancing. In addition to the Pledge, we’ve gathered some need-to-know information for a responsible and safe visit to Santa Cruz County. From safety guidelines and restrictions to
As we embark on this temporary new normal, we are continually reminded at how wonderful and supportive this community is. For those who are able, please continue to support our local businesses. From local deliveries, curbside service, takeout, patio dining, and many more creative ways to serve, Santa Cruz County restaurants and shops are stepping