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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez spotted in Santa Cruz

January 7, 2014
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez spotted in Santa Cruz

According to KSBW, some fans spotted teenage heartthrobs Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez in the Santa Cruz-area yesterday. SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —#Omg! Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were spotted Monday by teenage fans riding Segways in Santa Cruz and staying at an oceanfront resort in Aptos. In case you’ve been living under a rock for…

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Interview with Santa Cruz Bicycles founder

December 23, 2013
Interview with Santa Cruz Bicycles founder

The website Pinkbike has a cool interview with Rob Roskopp, the founder and president of Santa Cruz Bicycles.  You were a pro skateboarder with Santa Cruz when it was the most wanted skateboard brand on the planet. What motivated you to jump from the gravy train into a risky proposition like making mountain bikes? Towards…

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Support police blotter haiku on kickstarter

December 20, 2013

Back when I was a crime reporter for the Santa Cruz Sentinel, I got introduced to the police blotter haiku of Jim Jones. If you’ve ever taken a look at a police blotter, you know well that there are some absolute gems within. Jones, who lives in Santa Cruz, has been writing police blotter haiku…

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Santa Cruz designer’s animated snowflake advent calendar

December 12, 2013
Santa Cruz designer’s animated snowflake advent calendar

This is very cool. Local graphic designer Jack Sabbath has created an “advent calendar” of animated snowflake GIFs. You can check out “Flurry of Flakes” online.

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eHuman Dawn: A Santa Cruz author’s first scifi novel hits e-bookshelves

December 5, 2013
eHuman Dawn: A Santa Cruz author’s first scifi novel hits e-bookshelves

Nicole Sallak Anderson has always loved writing, but at 18, when she was going to college, her father wasn’t exactly keen on the idea of pursuing it as a career. Instead, she earned a degree from Purdue University and became a software engineer – a field she loved – and worked in encryption and network…

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Body Love Burlesque is back

December 4, 2013
Body Love Burlesque is back

Earlier this year, Laina Copley hosted her first “Body Love Burlesque” series.  Copley —  who has been dancing for years — told Santa Cruz News in September, doing burlesque can provide performers with tons of positive reinforcement and validation that you’re OK how you are, she says. She launched her eight-week ”Body Love Burlesque Boot…

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Director Peter Sellars at UC Santa Cruz Thursday

December 3, 2013
Director Peter Sellars at UC Santa Cruz Thursday

I admit I got a little overly excited when I first read that Peter Sellars was going to be speaking at UC Santa Cruz Thursday. Yes, at first I read that as “Sellers” and was extremely impressed by the university’s ability to bring people back from the dead. But no, this is a different person…

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Santa Cruz puppy, toddler become cuddle buddies, prompting “awws” from around the globe

November 18, 2013
Santa Cruz puppy, toddler become cuddle buddies, prompting “awws” from around the globe

I posted this on the Santa Cruz News Facebook page this past weekend but decided it’s just too good not to share here as well. A Santa Cruz County woman has been garnering crazy amounts of attention for her blog, “Momma’s Gone City.” Specifically, she’s been getting a lot of attention for the ridiculously cute…

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PUSHunderground works to make eco-friendly, high-performance sportswear

November 5, 2013
PUSHunderground works to make eco-friendly, high-performance sportswear

Have you ever wished you could buy a pair of yoga pants that were stylish, comfortable but also environmentally-friendly? A trio of local women have been working to make that idea a reality. Chelsea Good, Logan Williams and Meaghan Barisone met at a local gym and got started talking about the design of sportswear. Before…

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UC Santa Cruz astrophysicist gets huge fellowship

October 17, 2013

An astrophysicist at UC Santa Cruz has won a prestigious fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Charlie Conroy, an assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics, has been awarded the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. The award gives Conroy $875,000 over the course of the next five years to finance his research on…

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