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Santa Cruz Warriors surf past Mad Ants for D-League title

By Andrew Matheson, Santa Cruz Sentinel Championship Party What: Meet the Santa Cruz Warriors team and take photos with the championship trophy. Where: Hotel Paradox, 611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz When: 5 p.m. Monday SANTA CRUZ >> There’s an old adage about the third time, and the Santa Cruz Warriors rather happily made it their […]

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TEDxSantaCruz speakers present radical ideas

Ben Doerr performs at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz on Friday during the TedX Radical Collaboration. Doerr’s music is based on his grandfather’s experience fighting for the Free French Forces. (Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Kara Guzman, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Charles Gonzalez was one of hundreds in the sold-out […]

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Santa Cruz $25 million water storage remodel project operational

Project engineer Doug Valby at the new Bay Street Reservoir. (Shmuel Thaler — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Celebrating the near-completion of the $25.6 million remodeling of the Bay Street Reservoir Wednesday afternoon, more than 20 neighbors came with cameras, cups and questions. The second of two […]

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Veterans set to tackle surf

SANTA CRUZ >> Three years ago, British Army rifleman Martin Pollock was in a hospital outside London recovering from a blast that took his legs and his left arm. The war in Afghanistan had taken a toll on him mentally and physically, he said, when he heard about a new program to teach veterans to […]

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The Santa Cruz Triangle: The Hühn Building Then and Now

It was called the “Lower Plaza” The triangle area formed by the intersection of Pacific Avenue, Mission, Front and Water Streets has been the heart of Santa Cruz since the town was established shortly after the arrival of Americans with the Gold Rush. This area was known as “Lower Plaza.” Across the street and up […]

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Big Stick Log Jam

The oldest “old boards, no cords” surfing event in Santa Cruz paddles back out to Pleasure Point this weekend with two days of longboard contests, paddleboard races and even, shockingly, some shortboard events for men and women. The Big Stick Surfing Association ladles on some extra aloha at this longboard convention, with proceeds from the […]

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Veterans set to tackle surf in Santa Cruz

By Stephen Baxter, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Three years ago, British Army rifleman Martin Pollock was in a hospital outside London recovering from a blast that took his legs and his left arm. The war in Afghanistan had taken a toll on him mentally and physically, he said, when he heard about a […]

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Operation Surf Santa Cruz

Never underestimate the healing power of the ocean: Operation Surf certainly doesn’t. Bringing severely wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from the hospital to the shoreline for some surf, sun and fun, the weeklong event uses the inspiration of our big blue to demonstrate life’s never-ending potential. CrossFit adaptive athletes will learn to surf along side […]

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