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Ted Burke’s Shadowbrook Wins 2014 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award

Ted Burke’s Shadowbrook Wins 2014 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award Named Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurant in America Determined by more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners over the last year, the most romantic honorees each bested more than 19,000 restaurants. Other winners include restaurants with alluring ambience and seductive menus, the complete […]

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Views of Capitola

Photo credit: V Vaughn Visnius

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Capturing coho in Santa Cruz to save them

By Jason Hoppin Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ — Wading into the San Lorenzo River beneath the Riverside Avenue bridge, volunteers string a net across the width of a wide bend. The net is full of holes, but is seen as a barrier against the extinction of one of the Central Coast’s key fish species. […]

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Last nights sunset from The Harbor

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Male elephant seal lands at Capitola beach

By CYNTHIA McKELVEY Santa Cruz Sentinel   CAPITOLA — A male elephant seal spent Wednesday morning resting on Hoober Beach just west of the Capitola wharf, according to Shelbi Stoudt, the stranding and data manager at the Marine Mammal Center.   “It will likely hang out in the area but it can still defend itself […]

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Capitola by the Sea

  Photo credit: Kasia Palermo

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This morning’s pink sunrise from Capitola By The Sea

Photo: Lora Lee Chapman

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Tasting puts new twist on beer drinking

By Mike Blaesser Santa Cruz Sentinel mblaesser@santacruzsentinel.com SANTA CRUZ — It wasn’t a dream or too many tastings when the idea came to Emily Thomas. It was at a beer festival. Not any beer festival, either, but the Great American Beer Festival. It was there that Thomas, after sampling a wide variety of outrageous brews, […]

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Mavericks Invitational 2014

Professional big wave surfers from Santa Cruz and beyond clashed at Half Moon Bay on Friday during the 2014 Mavericks Invitational surf competition. Grant Barker of South Africa placed first in the competition, scoring 29.33 in the final heat to beat out Shane Dorian, Ryan Augenstein, Tyler Fox, Greg Long and Anthony Tashnick.     […]

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Sunset in Capitola By The Sea

  Photo credit: John F. Hunter

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