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Agnes Topp enjoys working on the City’s Storm Water Management Program. Learn about what she and other employees do for the City of Santa Cruz and a bit about who they are at “The Many Faces of Public Works” blog. Visitors who live or work in Santa Cruz may also enter a weekly contest to […]

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January Restaurant of the Month: Ristorante Italiano

If you’re looking for a nice Italian restaurant with incredible food, Ristorante Italiano is the place. They were an easy choice for our January Restaurant of the Month Award. I meet with owner/chief Ernesto and his daughter Aileen. What follows is our interview.   SCW: Congratulations on receiving our January Restaurant of the Month! Ernesto: […]

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GET TO KNOW THE MANY FACES OF PUBLIC WORKS with Chances to Win Certified Green Business Prizes! Santa Cruz City employee Dave Meyers is profiled on “The Many Faces of Public Works” blog. Get to know Dave and other Public Works employees who serve the City in different ways. Blog visitors who live or work […]

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Aptos St BBQ Hosts Tomme Arthur for Port Brewing/Lost Abbey Tap Takeover

APTOS, CA – On a recent rainy night, Aptos St BBQ closed out the year with its finest craft beer event to date, a Port Brewing/Lost Abbey Tap Takeover. The event featured sixteen unique Port Brewing/Lost Abbey beers many of which are rare barrel aged and sour beers. The list was so impressive it even […]

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Ribsys Nickel holiday party at Bocci’s Cellar: A fundraiser for Hope4Hayden.

A benefit supporting Hope for Hayden. http://bit.ly/1DZpWSJ This Ribsys Nickel holiday party brought an outstanding group of supporters together for a great cause at Bocci’s Cellar. A wonderful night with fantastic music & fabulous people… All taking part of the fight against cancer. Photo credit: Jeanine Michelle Olsen

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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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