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What’s Your Deal? Toeing the line with Slackliner, Sara Kaiser

By Jessica M. Pasko | Photos: Yvonne Rew-Falk When Sara Kaiser first tried slacklining during a family vacation in eighth grade, she hated it. But the 22-year-old recent UC Santa Cruz graduate says she had a change of heart while, as a senior in high school, she was reviewing photos from that fateful trip. She […]

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Surfing with a Smile: Autumn Hays

By Neal Kearney Up-and-comer Autumn Hays carves out her place with notable skills and a killer attitude Surfing can be a very selfish sport. Good waves come only in sets, and with alpha males pounding their chests like gorillas in the mist, average Joes, groms and gals can sometimes only hope to get the scraps. […]

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Spotlight: Santa Cruz Local Dani Julien; her experience on the very popular show Naked and Afraid

By: Dani Julien If you had told me a year and a half ago that I would voluntarily spend 3 weeks of my life running around starving, exhausted and naked on an island with nothing but a machete to get me by, I might have taken your temperature and asked what types of hallucinogenics you […]

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Joey Wolfe & Paradigm Sport

Joey Wolfe is a man with a vision. This was apparent as he led the way through a construction zone that will soon be his new gym, Paradigm Sport. He was talking about the future as though it were already here. As Wolfe described the various sections planned for his state-of-the-art workout center—which is the […]

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Fall for Rockfish

Salmon season has closed in our local waters, albacore tuna decided not to show up, halibut and white sea bass fishing is tough. The bread and butter of the Bay at this time is rockfish and lingcod! By Mike Baxter PHOTO- Gabe Torres with a fine vermilion rockfish caught at New Years Island. If there […]

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Growing Possibilities: The Green Water Garden

Photos: Chris Killen When I bumped into Chris Killen and he told me about the Watsonville-based nonprofit where he works, The Green Water Garden Project, I immediately knew the idea had serious legs. Not only does the organization, which started in 2013, give individuals with special needs a sense of purpose, it is also helping […]

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A Trip with Tepui

By Dani Julien Tepui Tents are durable and comfortable roof top tents that can go just about anywhere. We took a test run of the “Autana Sky Tent” for a weekend down the Big Sur Coast and were nothing short of impressed with everything we got. We showed up at the Tepui shop in Soquel […]

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What’s Your Deal? Dave Grimes

By Jessica M. Pasko Dave Grimes is quickly becoming a fixture of the local comedy scene with his penchant for puns and literary-infused sense of humor. By day he works for a natural education school, but by night, you can often find him dropping jokes like they’re hot at places like the Red Room, the […]

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