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Santa Cruz County Stories: With her collection at the MAH, Maria Elena De La Garza reveals her spiritual side

Maria Elena De La Garza has crosses going back to when she was as young as 8 years old. Part of her collection is on display at the Museum of Art and History. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Wallace Baine, Sentinel Entertainment Editor WATSONVILLE >> There’s something not quite right these days in […]

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Pleasure Point street Fair releases new logo for this year’s event

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Waves prompt road closures, damage in Santa Cruz County

Photo: Salty Breeze Surf Art and Photography By Steven Baxter, Santa Cruz Sentinel Originally posted on santacruzsentinel.com CAPITOLA >> Some of the largest ,waves of the winter crashed on Santa Cruz County beaches Thursday, prompting the closure of East Cliff Drive at Corcoran Lagoon and Twin Lakes State Beach. In Capitola, the wharf was closed […]

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Haunted Santa Cruz County mansion setting for ghost stories, mysterious man

By Samantha Clark Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA — The Rispin Mansion in Capitola has been a rite of passage for daredevils wanting a peek into the supernatural world for generations. There’s even a Facebook group called “I snuck into Rispin Mansion when I was a kid” with 1,100 likes and trespassers telling stories about getting […]

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Titans of Mavericks granted 5-year permit

Hawaiian surfer John John Florence, 17, gets a hello pat by fan Pepe Gonzalez of San Francisco at the Maverick’s big wave surfing contest in Princeton-by-the-Sea in 2010. The San Mateo County Harbor District commission granted new organizer Cartel Management a five-year permit to produce the Titans of Mavericks contest. (Josie Lepe/Mercury News file) By […]

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Introducing the Waveclock!

Viewing the Ocean as Never Before! The WaveClock is your barometer for the ocean. The WaveClock functions like a weather station for the waves and tides. The attractive devices are a personal ocean gateway designed to show you critical ocean information at your favorite spots along the coast at a glance. The WaveClock queries real-time […]

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Bicyclists cheer for green lanes in Capitola

By Jondi Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA >> Bicyclists are speaking up: They are grateful the city plans to spend $60,000 for green lane treatments at freeway interchanges and say they will feel safer on the road. The green lanes are part of a $14.8 million budget approved unanimously Thursday night by the City Council […]

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Accommodations Review: Inn at Depot Hill

This feature is courtesy of Courtney at French Country Cottage Travel Blog Last week,  I vacationed in a most glorious beachside room. Blue & white perfection, with billowy floral curtains  fresh flowers on the table and even a gas fireplace for a little bit of warmth and ambiance to mix with the smell of fresh […]

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Capitola OKs Rispin park design concepts

Photo by Pinterest user Pamela Waddell By Jondi Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel Landscape architect Michael Arnone was showered with compliments Thursday night for his design of the Rispin Mansion Park for the city. There were four yes votes on the City Council for his proposal to take down part of the masonry wall along Wharf […]

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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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