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Quirky, popular Santa Cruz surfer Shawn “Barney” Barron dies

Shawn “Barney” Barron surfs the Westside of Santa Cruz in September 2000. (David Royal – Monterey Herald) By Steven Baxter, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Shawn “Barney” Barron, a colorful and widely known surfer from Santa Cruz, collapsed and died Tuesday afternoon at his home on the Westside. He was 44. About 4:30 p.m., […]

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Stunning clouds and shades of blue sky over the wharf

Photo- V Vaughn Visnius Photography

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Iridescent reflections of Zelda’s Restaurant off the Soquel Creek

Photo- Jim Jackson Rahn Photography

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Morning light showcasing beautiful reflection of Capitola

Photo- Neil Simmons Photography

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After 27 years, Capitola mural gets a face-lift

Muralist Laurel Bushman is restoring the 1988 mural behind the Kings Plaza shopping center along 38th Avenue. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Jondi Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA >> A mural created in 1988 at the Kings Plaza shopping center, 1601 41st Ave., is getting a face-lift for spring. The project began April […]

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