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A Stone’s Flow: Local artist Michael Eckerman has built a legacy one stone at a time

By Joel Hersch On an April morning in 1971, when Santa Cruz stone artist Michael Eckerman was 24, he woke up feeling depressed inside Damon prison, a remote detention facility in Northern Israel. On the other side of the world, in Newport Beach, Calif., Eckerman was missing the birth of his first son, Ea, who […]

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Art at the end of Woodrow Avenue

Just back from the corner of Woodrow and West Cliff Drive, is a sculpture named “Astronomy and Tides.” This was a gift to the City from David Kimball Anderson, a local artist who lives near here. He created the piece in 2007 for the City because he felt it was time to give back to […]

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Catching up with Santa Cruz Native co-owner Riley Schmidt

Santa Cruz Waves recently caught up with 14 year old entrepreneur and visionary Riley Schmidt to talk about his budding business, ice cream and the future of Santa Cruz Native Apparel. Name: Riley Thomas Schmidt   Age: 14   Home town: Santa Cruz   Occupation: Student and co-owner of Santa Cruz Native a new Santa […]

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Bella Vita Surf Film

Be sure to check out this cool surf film at the Del Mar theater on October the 15th. Tickets are available here: http://www.tugg.com/events/11352

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Artist Profile: Gary Irving

Gary Irving creates photographs that elicit emotion and have a style all their own. Santa Cruz Waves got a chance to ask Gary about his life and his photography. Santa Cruz Waves: How long have you been in the United States and where did you grow up? Gary Irving: I grew up in Wales, Great […]

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Nelly’s Fav 5

All Photos: Nelly / SPLwaterhousing Dave “Nelly” Nelson is arguably the most hard-working and driven photographer to come out of Santa Cruz. His success has allowed him to travel all over the world photographing the world’s best surfers in some of the most picturesque locales. We picked his brain and asked him to narrow his […]

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Capitola Begonia Fest

A beautiful day in Capitola for the 62nd Annual Nautical Parade Photos: Jeanine Olsen

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Flicks at the Nick: Begin Again and Venus in Fur

  The movie title Begin Again suggests multiple resonances. First of all, there’s the idea that in learning to play music one must “begin again” many times before mastering the song. Music is a liberating force but it’s also a discipline and it takes time to earn your chops. The title also evokes the phrase […]

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