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Santa Cruz $25 million water storage remodel project operational

Project engineer Doug Valby at the new Bay Street Reservoir. (Shmuel Thaler — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Celebrating the near-completion of the $25.6 million remodeling of the Bay Street Reservoir Wednesday afternoon, more than 20 neighbors came with cameras, cups and questions. The second of two […]

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Veterans set to tackle surf

SANTA CRUZ >> Three years ago, British Army rifleman Martin Pollock was in a hospital outside London recovering from a blast that took his legs and his left arm. The war in Afghanistan had taken a toll on him mentally and physically, he said, when he heard about a new program to teach veterans to […]

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The Santa Cruz Triangle: The Hühn Building Then and Now

It was called the “Lower Plaza” The triangle area formed by the intersection of Pacific Avenue, Mission, Front and Water Streets has been the heart of Santa Cruz since the town was established shortly after the arrival of Americans with the Gold Rush. This area was known as “Lower Plaza.” Across the street and up […]

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Big Stick Log Jam

The oldest “old boards, no cords” surfing event in Santa Cruz paddles back out to Pleasure Point this weekend with two days of longboard contests, paddleboard races and even, shockingly, some shortboard events for men and women. The Big Stick Surfing Association ladles on some extra aloha at this longboard convention, with proceeds from the […]

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Veterans set to tackle surf in Santa Cruz

By Stephen Baxter, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Three years ago, British Army rifleman Martin Pollock was in a hospital outside London recovering from a blast that took his legs and his left arm. The war in Afghanistan had taken a toll on him mentally and physically, he said, when he heard about a […]

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Operation Surf Santa Cruz

Never underestimate the healing power of the ocean: Operation Surf certainly doesn’t. Bringing severely wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from the hospital to the shoreline for some surf, sun and fun, the weeklong event uses the inspiration of our big blue to demonstrate life’s never-ending potential. CrossFit adaptive athletes will learn to surf along side […]

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5 ways to Increase your Metabolism

“Metabolism refers to biochemical processes that occur with any living organism – including humans – to maintain life,” as defined succinctly by Medical News Today. “These biochemical processes allow us to grow, reproduce, repair damage, and respond to our environment.” In layman’s terms, the metabolism makes the body GO. There are many of factors that […]

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Save our Shores

Volunteers remove more than 3,300 pounds of pollution from Central Coast for Earth Day Save Our Shores cleaned 10 sites on April 18 with the help of 408 participants (April 18, 2015) Santa Cruz, CA – Save Our Shores (SOS), the leader in ocean awareness, advocacy and action on the Central Coast, has announced the results […]

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