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Short term salmon prospects look promising

PHOTO: Jerry Seagreaves (left) and the author happy to have a Monterey Bay salmon. The returning numbers from last fall for Chinook salmon are promising while future years may be of concern. The counts have come in from the Sacramento River and its tributaries and they were higher than expected. The Klamath and Trinity River […]

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National Geographic and the North Face present the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2015!

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz! Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to […]

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Beaches provide warm weather and hot fishing

The long period between storms has brought nice weather for beach goers and anglers in pursuit of perch. Winter time perch fishing can be a hot pick and this year it is an exceptional choice. Barred surfperch have been plentiful this winter and now is the time! We are blessed with many beaches of the […]

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Santa Cruz City Parking Attendant Laura Estep is profiled on “The Many Faces of Public Works” blog. Get to know Laura and other Public Works employees who serve the City in different ways. Santa Cruz residents who visit the blog may also enter a weekly contest to win prizes donated by local Certified Green Businesses. […]

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Join the Homeless Garden Project for Martin Luther King Day of Service!

SANTA CRUZ, CA– Each year, communities across the country come together for volunteer action in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his commitment to social justice. Dr. King said, “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate […]

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Steelhead start to show along coastal rivers

Jim Rawson holds a nice Chetco River steelhead Heavy rains in December brought anticipation for early steelhead and as some have shown, the numbers look low to start. It came as a surprise that steelhead were not in every pool after such a strong start to winter and rivers were in good condition for the […]

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Get to Know The Many Faces of Public Works!

“The Many Faces of Public Works” is an employee profile blog newly launched by The City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department . Get to know those who serve the City in different ways like Jess Davila. Santa Cruz residents who visit the blog may also enter a weekly contest to win prizes donated by […]

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Local wilderness survival trainer Cliff Hodges to be in National Geographic’s new series called ‘Remote Survival’

There’s a new survival show coming out! Our local Cliff Hodges gets to guide the contestants and teach them to survive in remote and dangerous terrain. He’s teamed up with Alex Coker who has a military survival background. Here’s the premise: “Plucked from civilization and thrust into isolation, two remote survivors are forced to do […]

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