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Old Wood, New Tricks: Alibi Interiors

Reclaimed wood is the star in Alibi Interiors’ unique handmade décor By Jessica M. Pasko Alibi Interiors is all about giving second chances. The company, run by Santa Cruz County natives Chris Curtis and Paige Lea, uses reclaimed wood to create entirely new items of home décor, from frames of all sizes to tables and […]

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Hangin’ with a Local: Jeni Baer

Photos by Paul Topp | Words by Jeni Baer What does a day in the life of a local look like? To find out, Santa Cruz Waves spent the day tagging along with Pleasure Point’s Jeni Baer as she enjoyed some of her favorite activities. Surf Check In the morning, I ride my scooter to […]

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A Taste of Santa Cruz

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Local Eats: Favorite Breakfast Spots

Photos: Yvonne Rew-Falk These Santa Cruz County eateries make the most important meal of the day the most delicious, too. Whether your morning is action-packed or unfolding at a relaxed, weekend pace, breakfast is an essential ingredient. Nutritious smoothies before a morning surf session, hearty meals after an early bike ride, and casual brunches with […]

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An interview with Darrie Ganzhorn about the Homeless Garden Project and it’s year round store

The Homeless Garden Project has opened a permanent store in the Cooper House Breezeway. If you’re looking for great gifts that are local, sustainable and contribute to a good cause, the Homeless Garden Project Store has you covered! They have so many wonderful products, either hand made by trainees or from local artists and crafts […]

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A Star is Born: Nic H’Dez

Fresh off a U.S. championship win, Nic H’Dez is ready to take on the world By Neal Kearney | Photos: Billy Watts Santa Cruz has a knack for churning out world-class surf talent. Groomed on the juicy right-hand point breaks, fellows such as Adam Replogle, Chris Gallagher and, just recently, Nat Young have all stamped […]

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SUP Your Way into Fitness

Why stand-up paddleboarding is good for the body and the soul Trying something new can be both exciting and potentially terrifying. When the opportunity arises, it’s not unusual for the fear of failure to cross the mind. Enter stand-up paddleboarding (or SUPing), in which a newbie might fall or struggle. Even I, a self-professed athletic […]

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Santa Cruz Child Adoption Day

For the past 5 years there has been an Adoption Day for Santa Cruz County. On this day the adoption families and the children they want to adopt go to the Watsonville Courthouse to sign papers and celebrate the additions to their families. On this day 16 children were adopted to 13 families. Santa Cruz […]

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