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1888 shipwreck found in San Francisco Bay

By JASON DEAREN, Associated Press The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists. The iron and wood steamship City of Chester went down on Aug. 22, 1888, after it was struck in dense fog […]

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Monday afternoon at The Lane – Photos: Elisabeth Thalinger

Monday afternoon at The Lane was good size with the likes of Ken “Skindog” Collins, Nic Lamb Photos: Elisabeth Thalinger

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Spend some time inside the waves

Photos: Wesley Riccabona instagram @wesleback Spend some time inside the waves with 14 year old Santa Cruz photographer Wesley Riccabona

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Stowaway: San Jose airport security scrutinized after boy’s flight to Maui in plane’s wheel well

By Mark Gomez and Robert Salonga Mercury News SAN JOSE — Authorities say a 16-year-old Santa Clara boy is “lucky to be alive” after he ran away from home, clandestinely scaled a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport, and hid inside the wheel well of a plane flying from California to Hawaii in a […]

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Santa Cruz surfer Young ousted in Round 3 at Bells Beach

By Sentinel staff Santa Cruz’s Nat Young fell short in his bid to return to the final heat at the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach in Torquay, Victoria, Australia on Sunday. Young, the 2013 Bells Beach finalist and ’13 World Championship Tour Rookie of the Year, lost to Hawaii’s Freddy Patacchia Jr. 13.26 to 12.46 […]

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Gary Griggs, Our Ocean Backyard: Stories from ancient rocks

By Gary Griggs Our Ocean Backyard Photo: Bary Keagy Traveling nearly around the world on a ship that averages about 15 mph has made me acutely aware of how big the oceans are — really big. Although the continents are huge, we could squeeze them all into the Pacific Ocean and have a little room […]

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Residents tackle water rationing in Santa Cruz; Penalties for overuse start May 1 in Santa Cruz

By Stephen Baxter sbaxter@santacruzsentinel.com @sbaxter_sc on Twitter Santa Cruz >> If the region’s drought seemed abstract, it’s about to hit home for Santa Cruz residents. As part of city leaders’ response to two years of meager rain, water rationing will start May 1 and fines will be levied monthly against households that use more than […]

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