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Farm Suppers Benefit Homeless Garden Project

Here’s the scoop on Farm Dinners benefiting the Homeless Garden Project! We hope you can make it. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Sustainability in our food and in our community will be the theme at this year’s annual Sustain Farm Supper series hosted by Homeless Garden Project and supporting their […]

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Cats: The Statues not the Town

Living in Santa Cruz and driving back and forth over Highway 17, I always thought the Cats Restaurant and the two cat statues just a few hundred feet south of it derived their inspiration from the nearby town of Los Gatos (the cats in Spanish). But this is apparently not true. The eight feet tall […]

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Top 5 Picks for Local, Seasonal Produce

The summer is ripe with an amazing assortment of in-season fruits and veggies. This is my favorite time of year, not only because the weather is beautiful, but because the Farmer’s Markets are in full swing overflowing with an abundance of my favorite seasonal vegetables. fruits, and herbs. As a nutritionist and personal trainer, the […]

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SC surfer Nat Young cruises in opening heat in Tahiti

By: Sential Staff Santa Cruz’s Nat Young dominated his opening heat Monday to jump to Round 3 at the Billabong Pro Tahiti — stop No. 7 of 11 on the Association of Surfing Professionals’ World Championship Tour. Young — the WCT’s Rookie of the Year in 2013 — posted scores of 6.83 and 9.87 for […]

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Santa Cruz paddle-out honors skateboarding and surf icon Jay Adams

Crowd gathers at Live Oak beach to share memories of Jay Adams By Jessica A. York jyork@santacruzsentinel.com @ReporterJess on Twitter LIVE OAK >> The cheering and smiling surfers forming a ring around Seven Adams out on the water at the 26th Avenue Beach on Sunday were as easily celebrating a life as saying goodbye to […]

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The Salton Sea: A Natural Lake? Sort of.

  The Salton Sink was a dry lakebed in 1904. In 1905 it accidentally began a new life as one of the modern world’s largest inland seas and California’s largest lake. In 1900, projects were begun to divert water from the Colorado River into the Salton Sink to allow for irrigation and promote farming. At […]

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Goodbye mountains: Over two decades, 20,000 rural residents disappeared — Why?

Over two decades, 20,000 rural residents disappeared — Why? By Jason Hoppin jhoppin@santacruz sentinel.com @scnewsdude on Twitter LOMA PRIETA >> Defying trends around the booming Bay Area, the number of people living in rural areas of Santa Cruz County is in steep decline, and has been for many years. The unmistakable drop has seen nearly […]

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Harbor History – Big Dreams: A Smaller Reality

In Santa Cruz from the mid-1850s to 1940, the general vision was to be a “Great Seaport.” Use and development of all available resources was the default thinking of the day. To be a great seaport, Santa Cruz needed a great harbor. The problem was, Santa Cruz’s natural harbor was a fine anchorage in the summer, […]

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