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October Restaurant of the Month: Kianti’s

Kianti’s is known as a hot spot for mouth watering Italian food to locals and tourists alike. That is why we have awarded Kianti’s our October Restaurant of the Month. To learn more about Kianti’s, Santa Cruz Waves interviewed owners and long time friends Kelly Kissee and Tracy Parks-Barber who explained how they were able […]

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Joey Wolfe & Paradigm Sport

Joey Wolfe is a man with a vision. This was apparent as he led the way through a construction zone that will soon be his new gym, Paradigm Sport. He was talking about the future as though it were already here. As Wolfe described the various sections planned for his state-of-the-art workout center—which is the […]

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Beyond GoPro: Skiers and snowboarders can measure everything with apps, hardware

By Heather Somerville hsomerville@mercurynews.com At the end of a long day on the slopes, there’s only one reward as sweet as a cold beer and a fireplace to warm your toes — recounting your epic moves through the powder. “You won’t believe the air I caught!” “Did you see how fast I took that tree […]

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Growing Possibilities: The Green Water Garden

Photos: Chris Killen When I bumped into Chris Killen and he told me about the Watsonville-based nonprofit where he works, The Green Water Garden Project, I immediately knew the idea had serious legs. Not only does the organization, which started in 2013, give individuals with special needs a sense of purpose, it is also helping […]

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The Craft Beer Revolution

By Joel Hersch The world of craft brewing, which first blossomed during the ‘70s in the garages and backyards of homebrewers craving more character and flavor than the major labels were providing, has begun to open up in unprecedented, palate- and mind-expanding ways. This evolution is prompting beer lovers to rethink what defines truly excellent […]

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SUP Shack

The SUP Shack, located in the Santa Cruz Harbor, recently celebrated its 3rd anniversary. To learn more about the Stand Up Paddle business, I had a chat with Trudie, owner of the SUP Shack. What follows is our interview. SCW: Congratulations on celebrating 3 years of business in the Santa Cruz Harbor!   Trudie: Thank […]

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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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