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New Pump Track for Capitola

by Maya Desai In November, Capitola will join Santa Cruz, Aptos and Scotts Valley in the ranks of local towns with their own pump tracks. The track is being built on a vacant lot on McGregor Drive near New Brighton State Beach and will share the space with a skate park and dog park. A […]

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Lighthouse Point: A History

Lighthouse Point has amazing views and an equally intriguing history, including lighthouses that have come and gone. It has even been reborn out of a tragic surf- ing accident. It’s a focal point for locals and the lifeblood of the surf community in Santa Cruz. Surfing lore actually dates back to 1885 when three Hawaiian […]

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What’s Your Deal? Toeing the line with Slackliner, Sara Kaiser

By Jessica M. Pasko | Photos: Yvonne Rew-Falk When Sara Kaiser first tried slacklining during a family vacation in eighth grade, she hated it. But the 22-year-old recent UC Santa Cruz graduate says she had a change of heart while, as a senior in high school, she was reviewing photos from that fateful trip. She […]

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Madison Bumgarner, Giants win World Series

San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval (48) celebrates with the World Series trophy the clubhouse following their 3-2 win in Game 7 of baseball’s World Series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) More World Series news Giants parade Friday: […]

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Father Quintana’s Grisly Death at Mission Santa Cruz

In traditional accounts, ghosts are said to be souls of the deceased who seek vengeance, or are imprisoned in this world for their evil deeds. By this measure, Father Andrés Quintana, murdered outside the Mission Santa Cruz in 1812, fits both criteria. Like other missions in California, Mission Santa Cruz depended on the coerced labor […]

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The 2014 O’Neill Coldwater Classic

By Ryan Masters Santa Cruz’s collective hopes are pinned on Shaun “Burnsy” Burns—the lone local in this year’s O’Neill Coldwater Classic. Born seven years after local legend Anthony Ruffo won the Coldwater in 1985, Burnsy learned to surf on a soft top at Cowell’s not long after he learned to walk. Before long, he’d graduated […]

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Boost your health with Traditional Chinease Medicine

The Seasons are Changing: Boost your immunity and protect yourself against the flu season A healthy and strong body is the best defense against virus and sickness. With the change in seasons comes a greater vulnerability to becoming ill. Nights and mornings get colder, we may be surprised by sudden weather shifts and we spend […]

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Shark finds new home at Monterey Bay Aquarium

This weekend’s Shark Days expected to draw crowds By Kara Guzman kguzman@santacruzsentinel.com @karambutan on Twitter MONTEREY >> Visitors to Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Shark Days this weekend will be able to see a new silvery addition prowling the depths of the local habitats exhibit: a nearly 7-foot long broadnose sevengill shark. Collected in the waters near […]

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