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Adopt-A-Family Project seeks volunteers

By Bonnie Horgos Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ — Volunteers are needed for Adopt-A-Family, a Santa Cruz County project that gives struggling families a few basic gifts during the holidays. The 21-year-old tradition run by the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County started earlier this month and will run through Dec. 16. More than 400 […]

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Clean waves captivate fans at O’Neill Coldwater Classic

SANTA CRUZ — A shorter, sweeter version of the O’Neill Coldwater Classic came to Steamer Lane on Wednesday, providing a full day of clean waves and a new chapter in one 25-year-old’s professional surfing career. Torrey Meister, from Hawaii’s big island, has not had a major sponsor in three years before his Coldwater win Wednesday. […]

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Festival celebrates ocean’s tumbled offerings

By Chandra Hays Santa Cruz Sentinel There’s one tiny downside to people becoming environmentally conscious and not throwing their bottles into the ocean — less sea glass to be found on the beach. If you need your fill, though, here’s some good news: The Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival is set for […]

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Ride the Bus to Big Basin!

Its not too late to head to Big Basin car free. Thanks Christine for the great tips!! Written on October 30, 2013 by Christine Candelaria The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District is offering weekend bus service to Big Basin Redwoods State Park from spring through early December. If you’ve ever wanted to hike the Skyline to the Sea Trail, no […]

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The cutest, scariest parade in Capitola

CAPITOLA — Pint-sized skeletons, pirates, mummies, astronauts and princesses filled the Capitola Village on Sunday for the 23rd annual Halloween parade, which drew an estimated 800 children and their families. The costume-clad kids lined up in the parking lot behind the Capitola Police Department and marched down Capitola Avenue — with music played by the […]

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Mermaid Triathlon and Duathlon Capitola

Sunday, October 6th was Capitola’s Liv/Giant Mermaid Triathlon and Duathlon. Hundreds of women competed in one of the best All Women Triathlon’s on the west coast. The City of Capitola was the perfect venue offering an ocean swim around the wharf, a fun and challenging bike course followed by a run on the ocean bluff overlooking […]

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Announcing: A New Love for Capitola!

Although you will probably be reading this after our site launch 9/1/2013, as I write this we are hard at work to bring you the best website Capitola has ever seen! Being one of the longest standing Capitola sites, capitolabythesea.com has credibility, stability and a local connection that natives and visitors alike will be able […]

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