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Old Wood, New Tricks: Alibi Interiors

Reclaimed wood is the star in Alibi Interiors’ unique handmade décor By Jessica M. Pasko Alibi Interiors is all about giving second chances. The company, run by Santa Cruz County natives Chris Curtis and Paige Lea, uses reclaimed wood to create entirely new items of home décor, from frames of all sizes to tables and […]

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Faking it? A closer look at the artificial waves.

I sat in in the dark, damp, attic room of my crappy student flat in Aberdeen, poring over swell charts and surf forecast sites as rain lashed the windows; the howling wind threatening to tear them from their frames entirely. When you live in the north of Scotland, you get used to storms. If there’s […]

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Product Review: Plantronics BackBeat PRO, BackBeat FIT & The Backbeat GO 2

Plantronics BackBeat PRO This Santa Cruz born and bred company has been on the cutting-edge of headphone technology since supplying astronauts like Neil Armstrong with headsets. Today, Plantronics pioneer spirit lives on in the BackBeat Pro. They weren’t attempting to compete with headphone giant Beats By Dre, they just wanted to make a great pair […]

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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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