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Event promotes electric vehicles, environmental impact

EV car owners talk up advantages of green vehicles CAPITOLA >> Brian Sherin wants people to know about his Tesla Model S. The 53-year-old Santa Cruz resident talked about the benefits of owning an electric vehicle, including the number of miles he’s driven it: 46,300. “Almost two trips around the planet without using gasoline,” he declared […]

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Santa Cruz B-Ball Star Joins Sempervirens Board

Santa Cruz native and Google recruiter Austin Swift joins the board of the state’s oldest conservation organization. Sept. 19, 2014—Sempervirens Fund is bringing a dose of under-30 energy to its board in the person of Santa Cruz native and Google recruiter Austin Swift, who made a name for himself locally in 2005 when he led […]

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Science Sunday: Extreme Life of the Sea

Seventy percent of our Earth is covered by water, yet we know so little about what lies beneath! To answer some of our deep water questions, biologist Steve Palumbi and science writer Anthony Palumbi are coming to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for Science Sunday. Get the details at Hilltromper.

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Saturday is Coastal Cleanup Day

Saturday, Sept. 20 is Coastal Cleanup Day, a day where water-lovers join forces to pick up the waste from our beautiful California shoreline and the creeks and rivers that drain into the Pacific. Last year, 3,064 volunteers in Santa Cruz and Monterey, organized by Save Our Shores,  collected 14,517 pounds of trash and 2,630 pounds […]

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Moss Landing study eyes impact of increasingly acidic ocean

Researchers awarded $330,000 to explore future of fisheries By Donna Jones djones@santacruzsentinel.com @DonnaJonesSCS on Twitter MOSS LANDING >> Scott Hamilton peers into tanks filled with tiny juvenile rockfish, looking for answers. The oceans are growing more acidic and oxygen levels are dropping, consequences, along with climate change, of carbon emissions. Hamilton, a researcher at Moss […]

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O’Neill Surf History

It was in Santa Cruz, in the 1950s and ’60s, that Jack O’Neill developed the modern surfing wetsuit, which helped open surfing in cold-water locations around the world. In 1959, Jack opened his first surfing shop in Santa Cruz at the entrance to Cowell Beach. It was the first business ever to call itself a […]

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New Law Gives Cyclists a Safety Bubble

California’s newly minted Three Foot Law means motorists must now give cyclists 36 inches of space when passing. by Diane Terry Sept. 17, 2014—City leaders and local bicyclists gathered at Santa Cruz City Hall yesterday to celebrate the new Three Feet for Safety Law, which they hope will make the streets a safe place for […]

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4 Kick-Butt Glute Workouts to Tone your Tushy

Who doesn’t want a strong butt? The glutes help you run better, jump stronger, and a toned glute has a certain aesthetic appeal. Your Butt is made up of 3 main Gluteal muscles; the gluteus maximus muscle, gluteus medius muscle and gluteus minimus muscle. Achieving that perfect beach booty is a struggle for many, but […]

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