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Avoid This Evil Plant

While you’re playing outside this Memorial Day Weekend, keep an eye out for poison oak, which is green, lush and sometimes shiny this time of year. It’s a good idea to keep a bottle of Tecnu or a bar of Marie’s Poison Oak soap at home just in case you get some on you, but […]

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Santa Cruz Longboard Invitational

The Santa Cruz Longboard Union likes it long and slow, and so will you after a weekend gaping at the masses of longboarders hanging 10 at the Lane during this, the world’s oldest longboard contest. Contest runs Saturday and Sunday with $2 raffle tickets and a chance to win one of 12 longboards, Go Pro […]

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Santa Cruz Blues Festival embraces country and morphs into the American Music Festival

One of the hottest new names on the blues scene is Yugoslavian-born Ana Popovic. By Wallace Baine, Santa Cruz Sentinel  The Santa Cruz American Music Festival When: Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 10 a.m. Music starts at 11 a.m. and goes until about 7 p.m. Where: Aptos Village Park, Aptos. Tickets: $65 single day, […]

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Whales: Still Migrating in May

In May marine mammals are reproducing and/or still migrating. Some have already given birth but are still heading north towards summer feeding grounds. May is typically a time of upwelling nutrients along the California Coast and this feeds the food chain creating dense schools of small fishes, squid, and krill that attract migrating gray, humpback […]

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Birds on The Neighborhood Watch

The birds of the forest have evolved their own version of the neighborhood watch. One of the forest’s most vocal birds, the black-capped chickadee (pictured above), is known for fearlessly “mobbing” predators. Chickadees often surround and harass a hawk with their strident chick-a-dee call until it leaves. Now, studies suggest that chickadees and other songbirds […]

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Whale Entanglement Team at Work

  From the Whale Entanglement Team’s recent rescue video (see below). by Doug Ross You may have seen the viral video of a guy in a Speedo cutting net from a young humpback whale in the Sea of Cortez. It’s great to see such a fine animal freed from the confinement and suffering these unfortunate […]

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Salmon Get A Lift

Instead of swimming downstream to the San Francisco Bay this year, California salmon are getting rides. Due to dried riverbeds and sauna rocks caused by the drought, the salmon can’t take their normal journey to the Pacific Ocean. The rivers are deemed too warm and dry for the fish to safely swim through. So state […]

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BASE jumping accident in Yosemite kills 2 wearing ‘wing suits,’ as parachutes don’t open

By Daisy Nguyen, The Associated Press   LOS ANGELES >> Extreme athlete Dean Potter knew the risks every time he flew off a cliff with a parachute. He lost a friend to a BASE jumping accident last year and spoke about the death-defying nature of the sport at that friend’s memorial service. “He always recognized […]

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