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Orange signs of summer

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Local Roundup: Coffey, Partridge win shortboard titles at SCLU contest

Vince Felix competes in the Masters Men event at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz on Sunday during the 2015 Santa Cruz Longboard Union Club Invitational. Felix, competing for the Malibu Surfing Association, won his heat. (Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Sentinel staff It wasn’t longboarding but it’s a good bet the Santa Cruz […]

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Morning fire in the sky over Capitola

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Santa Cruz Stories: Former newspaperman James Irwin Kruger turns to fiction in his second career

James Irwin Kruger has written eight novels since 2001, and is working on his ninth. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Wallace Baine, Santa Cruz Sentinel Pete McCauley entered James Irwin Kruger’s life when he, James, really needed a friend. So did Theodora Cullen, Valerie Stearns, Stephen Shevley, Jack Pennington and many more. The […]

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Sepia wharf and streams of clouds

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Hazy sun and glowing sand

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Happy hour!

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