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Punk Rock at the Catalyst! Bl’ast, Swingin Utters and Fast Asleep

It was a good ‘ol time at the Catalyst on Friday night! People came out of the woodwork to see this line-up. It was a loud, sweaty, stage diving, fun and rowdy crowd. There was even a fire in the middle of the pit. Bl’ast’s new drummer, Joey Castillo, was fierce. Best show in a […]

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3rd Friday at the MAH: Fashion and Body Art

Fashion went forward with colorful fashion and body art displays plus activities at The Museum of Art and History‘s 3rd Friday Fashion and Body Art Festival. Fashion Art Santa Cruz brought you “FashionART: Paint to Wear,” a fashion art paint-a-thon with local artists and fashion designers Rose Sellery, Tina Brown, and Angelo Grova: 6 artists. […]

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Women on Waves 2014. Photos: Jake Thomas

    Check out the video, HERE: https://vimeo.com/92174001

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Shared Adventures Celebrates 20 years at Pono

Shared Adventures celebrated it’s 20 year anniversary at Pono Hawaiian Grill on Saturday. There was a ribbon cutting with the mayor Lynn Robinson and the chamber.  And Foster Andersen gave out plaques to distinguished members of Shared Adventures. Lots of businesses donated great raffle prizes.  A percentage of Pono’s food safe proceeds went to support […]

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5th Annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival in Aptos

The Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival was created by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz to celebrate the world class mountain bike facilities, riders, and cycling industry of Santa Cruz county, and to raise funds to support local bike projects. This family-friendly eco-conscious event continues to grow year after year with the generous support of their […]

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Ride A Wave’s event at the Patagonia Outlet

An intimate crowd showed up to support Ride A Waves’ event on Saturday at the Patagonia Outlet. There was happy mingling, a chance to hear what Ride a Wave does from volunteers and participants, first hand stories of favorite RAW story, the Ride a Wave documentary – Live and Love It Up, a volunteer sign […]

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Beat Street performs at Michael’s on Main

It was a packed crowd at Michael’s on Main. The dance floor was jumping and every seat was filled. The bar tenders were busy but affable. Beat Street played everyone’s favorites, old and new. Jen’s female vocals mixed nicely with the male vocals. Doug Hofkins, The Surfing Magician, was there doing his fun magic tricks. […]

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Jimbo Phillips Art Show at Natural Motion Art Collective

The Natural Motion Art Collective hosted world famous skateboard artist Jimbo Phillips at their store on Friday. Jimbo displayed a variety of art, prints, stickers, and apparel works for sale.  Jimbo’s unique style is well known around the world and he’s a super cool guy.  His son Colby, who’s an artist and ripper on the skateboard, […]

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Green Business Networking Event

There is a growing community of Green Businesses in Santa Cruz. Our area is continually striving to be more Earth friendly and these groups are here to help. Allterra Solar, at 207B McPherson St., hosted this Green Business networking event on Thursday. The City of Santa Cruz was there to promote their Monterey Bay Area […]

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Surfrider Event, Board Makers of Santa Cruz, at Cafe Iveta

This project started not with a bang but with a ding. Ben “Major” Nelson repaired a hole in one of local photographer David Dennis’s surfboards. Ben was cool enough to let David shoot him while he was doing repairs on the Westside one afternoon. From there, the project grew with each photo session leading to […]

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Santa Cruz Socialites raise funds at Michael’s on Main for Sprouting Hope Project

This group of women come together to help each other and the community. The Santa Cruz Socialites are for the young ladies who need mentors, the stay-at-home-warrior moms, women looking for a night out, and the corporate business women who want a break from the long work day. This group is inspired by a vision […]

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Twisted Tasting, Top of the Ritt

On Saturday, February 15 2014, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing hosted a gala event at the Top of the Rittenhouse building, showcasing forty of the most unique, experimental and unusual beers in the world partnered with locally produced exotic, beer inspired food. Twisted and delicious! Or at the very least, adventurous. Guests engaged in a mind-bending, […]

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California Academy of Science and the Steinhart Aquarium

The Academy was founded in 1853 to conduct natural science research. Today, the Academy’s Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability continues to discover, document and share knowledge of the natural world. The Institute supports world-class scientists, researchers, fellows, and graduate students in 12 fields of study. Through expeditions around the globe and investigations in the […]

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First Friday at the Wrigley Building

It was another fantastic First Friday at the Wrigley Building on the West Side of Santa Cruz. Lots of people came in, out of the rain and cold, to check out the different open studios, see the featured art hanging in some of the businesses, enjoy wine and marvel at the R. Blitzer Gallery Santa […]

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A virtual tour of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

When the waves are small and the weather turns, it’s great to find other ocean-related activities to stay in the loop. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) Exploration Center is a perfect place to spend that time! Located right across the street from the Santa Cruz Municiple Wharf, the Exploration Center hosts multiple state-of-the-art […]

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Ping Pong Liver Kick Tournament hosted by Buell’s

It was a rowdy night at Buell’s! A quality group of Santa Cruz’s finest showed up at Buell Headquarters to congratulated Luke Rockhold on his UFC victory, watch the UFC Fight and play in the Ping Pong Liver Kick. Murph did his Murph magic on the BBQ. It was an intense ping pong battle as […]

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3rd Annual Santa Cruz Waves Sandbar Shootout

Friday January 31st Santa Cruz Waves held their 3rd Annual Sandbar Shootout Surf Contest. The waves were a fun 3-4ft with an abundance of sunshine. There were 24 local contestants from around town from groms to long time pros. The girls competed next to the guys, plus having their very own expression session. It was […]

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3rd Annual Santa Cruz Waves Sandbar Shootout

Friday January 31st Santa Cruz Waves held their 3rd Annual Sandbar Shootout Surf Contest. The waves were a fun 3-4ft with an abundance of sunshine. There were 24 local contestants from around town from groms to long time pros. The girls competed next to the guys, plus having their very own expression session. It was […]

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Luke Rockhold’s UFC Victory Party at Suda

Local Santa Cruz MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter Luke Rockhold celebrated his UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) victory against Constantinos Philippou on January 15th at the UFC Fight Night. He won via TKO due to liver kicks in the first round, also earning a $50,000 Knockout of the Night bonus. Besides being a skilled fighter he’s […]

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Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History 3rd Friday Magic

This fun night was all about magic where anything might happen from scientific experiments to witchcraft and magic making. Some of the activities included… making your own potion, cape, constellations and magic wands. There were magic games to join in with Reuben Timineri from Mythic Games, who had Magic the Gathering game playing throughout the […]

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Event Santa Cruz Presents the Extreme Sports (Entrepreneurs) Night

Event Santa Cruz had their #5 event – The extreme (Entrepreneur) sports night at The Nickelodeon theater. The event was to have people experience seven extreme sports Santa Cruzians telling their stories about themselves, their businesses, and how awesome it is to live and work in Santa Cruz. This was not just another speaker series, […]

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January Color and Waves from Monday and Tuesday. Photos: Jake Thomas

A small swell brought waves to Santa Cruz to start off the week right, and the evenings have been colorful as well. Enjoy this gallery featuring pretty rad waves and way cool sunsets.   Photos: Jake Thomas  

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The 2013 WTB West Cliff Surf Series Grand Finale. Photos: Jake Thomas

Yesterday, Ken Skindog Collins held the final Who’s The Boy contest of 2013 at the Lane. The waves were pumping, the conditions were nice, and the groms were ripping. It was good times for all who attended. Check out the evidence of shredding below. West Cliff Surf Series #3 Grand Finally Dec 31, 2013 double […]

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Nat Young’s Rookie of the Year Celebration at Motiv

It was a rowdy, fun time at Motiv on Saturday night as friends from all over Santa Cruz gathered to celebrate Nat Young getting awarded the 2013 ASP WCT Rookie of the Year Award. Nat is the first Northern California surfer to qualify for the elite ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) since Adam Replogle in […]

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