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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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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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