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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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A Stone’s Flow: Local artist Michael Eckerman has built a legacy one stone at a time

By Joel Hersch On an April morning in 1971, when Santa Cruz stone artist Michael Eckerman was 24, he woke up feeling depressed inside Damon prison, a remote detention facility in Northern Israel. On the other side of the world, in Newport Beach, Calif., Eckerman was missing the birth of his first son, Ea, who […]

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Adventure Time with Ryan “Chachi” Craig

By Ryan Craig | All Photos: @chachfiles Tyler Fox at Mavericks. Behind every epic photo there is usually an equally epic story. Rising star Ryan Craig, shines a light on what it takes to capture that perfect shot. Every year, the Mavericks contest sees more and more media boats in the channel and this year […]

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Catching up with Santa Cruz Native co-owner Riley Schmidt

Santa Cruz Waves recently caught up with 14 year old entrepreneur and visionary Riley Schmidt to talk about his budding business, ice cream and the future of Santa Cruz Native Apparel. Name: Riley Thomas Schmidt   Age: 14   Home town: Santa Cruz   Occupation: Student and co-owner of Santa Cruz Native a new Santa […]

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Santa Cruz Wharf Celebrates 100 years!!!

The Wharf celebrates its 100th Anniversary with a series of events throughout 2014. Centennial Celebration and Fireworks Spectacular
October 4th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Santa Cruz Wharf 9:00 pm – Fireworks: Main Beach Come join the FREE fun and fireworks as we celebrate the Santa Cruz Wharf 100th Anniversary. It’s a day-long community celebration not […]

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Artist Profile: Gary Irving

Gary Irving creates photographs that elicit emotion and have a style all their own. Santa Cruz Waves got a chance to ask Gary about his life and his photography. Santa Cruz Waves: How long have you been in the United States and where did you grow up? Gary Irving: I grew up in Wales, Great […]

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