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Drones, Data X Conference in Santa Cruz!

Drones and drone technology have made many things possible that were only concepts and ideas. It’s becoming more and more common to see drones out and about in Santa Cruz. They have become fun and creative tools for the many photographers and videographers in this area. The photos and video footage from these angles and […]

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Four Great Santa Cruz Wildflower Spots

Happy First Day of Spring! Wildflower season around these parts starts in March, roars through April and stumbles home with a headache in May, so start planning your wildflower hikes now. Our friend Al Frisby, musician and wildflower expert extraordinaire, said a couple of weeks ago that the wildflowers were starting to go off in […]

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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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Wheelchair-Friendly Trails

Who says you can’t tromp in a chair? You just need to know where to go. There are plenty of places in Santa Cruz County where you can get a front-row view of Nature’s magic act while keeping all four wheels on the ground. Smooth Rides: Paved Trails and Boardwalks in Santa Cruz Area Parks […]

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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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Tassajara Work Week Is Calling

By Hilltromper staff Feeling overwhelmed? Think you could use some grounding? Clean living, honest work, meditation and the company of like-minded souls could be just what the doctor ordered. Now consider that this getaway could take place at Tassajara Zen Center in the wild and beautiful Big Sur mountains. Do we have your attention yet? […]

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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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