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Watsonville ag company buys famed Redman-Hirahara house

By Kara Guzman, Santa Cruz Sentinel WATSONVILLE >> The Redman-Hirahara house, the once magnificent now ramshackle Victorian off Highway 1 at Riverside Drive, has been sold to an agricultural company that plans to farm the land. Elite Agriculture, a Watsonville-based almond company with farmland in Bakersfield, purchased the 14-acre site last month for $1.2 million. Jadjit […]

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Santa Cruz City Parks Open House

The City of Santa Cruz is getting ready to update its parks master plan, and it wants to hear from you about your parks needs and desires. We’re lucky to have beautiful open spaces like Arana Gulch, Pogonip and Moore Creek Preserve, but there are also lots of city parks and beaches that enhance life […]

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New Santa Cruz plan targets homelessness countywide

By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> When cities and county leaders came together to craft a major strategic plan to curb homeless across Santa Cruz County in 2003, they were ahead of the curve. Federal government funding had not caught up with needs and local leaders were learning how to best […]

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Nine Passes: Book Review

Nine Passes by Todd Bruce - Black Swift Press, February 15th, 2015 - Print only Nine Passes Website  $29.95 Paperback (full color) $10.50 Paperback (black and white) Buy Here   By Ford Kanzler, Aptos, CA This is Todd’s first publication. He’s a retired Santa Cruz resident and long-time trekking expert who’s created an at once very personal family […]

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Life Is A Wave for Santa Cruz Waves

Santa Cruz, CA – Santa Cruz Waves, a local news leader in online and print media, is the official local media partner for Save The Waves Coalition’s annual June benefit “Life Is A Wave.” Santa Cruz Waves, started by local entrepreneur and professional surfer Tyler Fox and his business partner Jon Free in 2010, has […]

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The Rocks of Santa Cruz’s Central Coast: The Purisima Formation

The Purisima Formation is the rock type that shapes the landscape characteristics of the central and southern Santa Cruz coast. It is present from the intersection of Swift Street and West Cliff Drive all the way down the coast to Seacliff Beach in Aptos. Relative to the Santa Cruz Mudstone it is not very resistant […]

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A big event for small fish!

Photo: Madison Jauregui with her first place trophy for Junior Barred Surf Perch Division. The Sand Crab Classic Perch Tournament draws a large crowd each year and the 11th annual event was no different. Under sunny skies and beautiful spring weather 300 anglers began the search for the largest perch. This is all in an […]

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Gunmen rob Taco Bell on Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz

By Stephen Baxter, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Two masked men with guns robbed Taco Bell on Soquel Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Santa Cruz police said. The men, who appeared in their 20s, wore bandannas over their faces when they entered the restaurant at 1404 Soquel Ave., said Santa Cruz police Lt. Bernie Escalante. […]

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