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La Selva Beach rail trestle completion celebrated

By Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel and Samantha Clark, Santa Cruz Sentinel LA SELVA Beach >> A celebratory crowd burst into applause as a vintage train crossed the newly rebuilt trestle at La Selva Beach for the first time Thursday morning. The passage celebrated the completion of the massive steel span and the rehabilitation of […]

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The Court of Mysteries: Keeping Santa Cruz Weird with the Kitchen Brothers

The Kitchen Brothers epitomized the popular saying “Keep Santa Cruz Weird” through their strange architectural designs and mystical leanings more than 50 years before the slogan caught on. Kenneth Kitchen was a bricklayer and Raymond Kitchen was a stonemason each with their quirky specialties: Kenneth’s was submarine interference and Raymond’s was the construction of large […]

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The Healing Power of Horses

  by Lindsay Overton My horse Miller seems to consider himself an ambassador for horse-kind, and during our trail rides he uses his repertoire of tricks (bowing, kissing, nodding, waving and smiling) to entertain any unsuspecting hiker along the way. Most often they are charmed by his antics; I think he is one of the […]

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Local Movie Stuntman Shoobi: 11,500 Skydives

By Karen Kefauver; Photo by Kevin Johnson Hurtling toward earth at 120 miles per hour in a freefall from an airplane is Mark Knutson’s idea of heaven. “In that time and space, you can only think about one thing, and that’s: Wow! Right now! This time frame brings out who you are and what the […]

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Santa Cruz’s Cave Gulch: Caves, Redwoods and Magic!

Located near the west entrance to UC Santa Cruz, Cave Gulch has many charms. The majestic redwoods are the most obvious one and they set the stage. Their thick tall trunks, earthy smell and drooping boughs play with the sunlight and create a feel of enchantment. I often feel that a forest sprite might jump […]

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Chow time: Annual clam chowder cook-off at Boardwalk draws thousands

David Castillo stirs a large pot of vegetarian chowder at the Clifford Farms booth during the 34th annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook-Off and Festival at the Boardwalk on Saturday. (Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Calvin Men, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Ian Fiddes said he wanted to get a taste of […]

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Martins Beach lawyers talk legal fees

The gate at Martins Beach in Half Moon Bay on Dec. 11, 2014. (John Green/ Bay Area News Group) By Aaron Kinney, akinney@bayareanewsgroup.com REDWOOD CITY >> Attorneys for the Surfrider Foundation and billionaire Vinod Khosla sparred over legal fees Friday in a final flurry of courtroom action before the Martins Beach case, already one of […]

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Open Martin’s Beach!

fhgfjgjghgjg Article by: Amber Recently San Mateo Superior Court Judge Barbara Mallach ruled that property owner Vinod Khosla had acted in violation of the California Coastal Act by eliminating access to Martin’s Beach, a coastside favorite for fishing, surfing, and picnicking for over 75 years. The saga began when Kholsa purchased the property in 2008. […]

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