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This is a Good Sign: A Better World, One Sign at a Time

Submitted by Mark Serra Good Sign founder, Eric Dennis has been touring the country, carrying his “Good Sign” with him wherever he goes. From universities to bus stops and highways, he is sure to display his sign with the hope that “One person has a good thought and does something amazing.” Eric, along with his […]

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Steward of our Shores: Save Our Shores

By Joel Hersch Save Our Shores continues to fight for the health of our ocean Santa Cruz’s marine conservation organization, Save Our Shores (SOS), has mobilized thousands of volunteers for beach cleanups over its 30-year history, as well as advocated for policies that help protect the ocean. This summer, it coordinated more than 300 volunteers […]

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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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