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A swell Saturday at the Lane

This week we have the remnants of Hurricane Marie, bringing clouds that make the sky dramatic and a photographer’s dream come true (the cloudlessness from that high pressure system off the coast most of this year has been dismal). Today the swell was big and beautiful; powerful and rideable. Not the monsters that hit Southern […]

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Ireland Conti negotiates a critical drop at The Point on Friday morning. Photo: Paul Topp

Check out a gallery of photos from this day here.  Gray Morning at The Point Photo by Paul Topp

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Gray Morning at The Point

Friday morning saw the swell still holding and the early birds were on it to take advantage of the smooth conditions under an overcast sky.  Surfers included Ireland Conti, Tyler Fox, and Brad Fox, to name a few.  Photos by Paul Topp.

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Tacos & Tequila in San Lorenzo Park

The Producers of The Legendary California Beer Festival are proud to introduce the Inaugural Tequila & Taco Music Festival in downtown Santa Cruz at beautiful San Lorenzo Park! It was a day of fun in the sun, sampling top-shelf Tequilas, sipping on award winning margaritas while indulging in gourmet tacos! There was live music all […]

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Beer week continues at Assembly with Discretion Brewery

To keep in the spirit of Beer Week here in Santa Cruz, we enjoyed pints of delicious Discretion Brewing beer at Assembly on hump day. Listening to some great guitar with Nick Gallant singing “drinking” songs. And then jamming with Coffee Zombie Collective, a 5-piece string & percussion band, to finish the afternoon. Not a […]

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Doing a tour of August First Friday artists

It was another First Friday full of choices. Which artist to see this month? Starting at University Business Park (the former Wrigley Building) to see Michele Giulvezan-Tanner‘s wonderful large painting, R. Blitzer Gallery showing Robert Blitzer’s metal work which is direct welded brass, copper, steel and found metals, paintings by Santa Cruz native Ross Jones, […]

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Driscoll’s signs big wave surfer Tyler Fox

Driscoll’s, who has it’s headquarters is in Watsonville, California, has been family-owned for over 100 years. The company was founded in 1904, when Joseph “Ed” Reiter and R.O. Driscoll began producing Sweet Briar strawberries in California’s Pajaro Valley. They have grown to more than 40,000 people globally being involved in developing, growing and harvesting both […]

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Mike Dilloughery Paddles Across The Bay And Back

On Sunday, July 20th Mike Dilloughery set out to complete a huge challenge. To paddle from Cowell’s Beach in Santa Cruz across the bay to Lovers Point in Monterey and back. The trip was a total of 50 miles and 12 1/2 hours of paddling. He was using an Unlimited Prone, Joe Bark 17’9″ board. […]

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