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Kenyan Simon Ndirangu wins 42nd annual Wharf to Wharf

By Andrew Matheson Santa Cruz Sentinel Capitola >> Simon Ndirangu had never competed in the annual Wharf to Wharf Race prior to Sunday’s 42nd edition, but he likely fooled just about everyone in the field and everyone watching along East Cliff Drive. The 28-year-old Kenyan, who nearly led the six-mile footrace from wire-to-wire, knew when […]

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USS Nimitz aircraft carrier stops off Santa Cruz coast

Aircraft carrier on its way to home port in Washington By Stephen Baxter sbaxter@santacruzsentinel.com @sbaxter_sc on Twitter SANTA CRUZ >> The USS Nimitz stopped by Santa Cruz waters on Friday, offering a rare glimpse of one of the largest war ships in the world. The 1,092-foot aircraft carrier was on its way from San Diego […]

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Freeline surf shop celebrates 45 years in Pleasure Point

Three generations of Mel family worked in store By Stephen Baxter sbaxter@santacruzsentinel.com @sbaxter_sc on Twitter PLEASURE POINT >> As newlyweds in 1968, John and Kim Mel hopped in their Volkswagen bus and set off from their home in Torrance to Santa Cruz for their honeymoon. They fell in the love with the world-class waves at […]

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