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Zayante couple seeks crowd-sourced funding for Cecilia’s Gardens

October 16, 2013
Zayante couple seeks crowd-sourced funding for Cecilia’s Gardens

A Santa Cruz County couple has launched a kickstarter campaign to help fund their pickled and preserved produce, as well as the produce stand they run in Mill Valley called Cecilia’s Gardens.  Marika Bourdeaux and her partner Joshua Rickett have been working to carry on the legacy of the produce stand Rickett’s parents first founded in…

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Soquel teen Gavin Jack getting new heart

October 11, 2013

You’ve likely seen the posters around town and the events on Facebook about Soquel teen Gavin Jack, who has been at Stanford University Hospital awaiting a heart transplant. From a Santa Cruz Sentinel article by Kara Guzman published Sept. 23: Since Aug. 18, doctors at Stanford Hospital have opened Jack’s chest three times and performed…

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Frank Gehry in Santa Cruz

October 11, 2013
Frank Gehry in Santa Cruz

Renowned architect Frank Gehry will be feted at this year’s UC Santa Cruz Founders Celebration. The celebration will be held Friday, Oct. 18 and includes a number of events, including a sold-out dinner and awards ceremony at Cocoanut Grove Ballroom. Earlier that day, at 3 p.m. in the UCSC Music Center Recital Hall, UCSC Foundation Medal…

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Santa Cruz Derby Girls seeking help getting to nationals

October 8, 2013

Members of the Santa Cruz Derby Girls‘ Boardwalk Bombshells are headed to Milwaukee next month for the Women’s Flat-Track Derby Association’s Division 2 national championships. They’ve released a new video thanking fans for their support and looking for help getting to Wisconsin.    

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A year of co-working in Santa Cruz

October 8, 2013

Maria Grusaukas has been documenting a year of coworking at Cruzio in downtown Santa Cruz. Her blog, through Shareable, is an interesting insight into what it’s like to work at a co-working space. An excerpt: Just a few months ago, when I would find myself working at my kitchen table, unshowered and still in my…

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Santa Cruz designers in New York Times style magazine

October 5, 2013

Santa Cruz natives Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sister designers behind Rodarte, are profiled in a new piece in the latest issue of T, the New York Times style magazine. The piece, titled For Rodarte, a Santa Cruz State of Mind, looks at how their roots have influenced the designers, and examines what the author…

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The Civinomics blog on civic discourse

September 30, 2013

Robert Singleton of Civinomics has an interesting blog post up today about his experiences attending a recent Santa Cruz City Council meeting. The takeway? He wasn’t impressed. On the other hand, his opinions – clearly shared by other people – certainly would seem to cement the need for the type of diplomatic online workshopping Civinomics…

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Top Twitter feeds for Santa Cruz County

September 30, 2013
Top Twitter feeds for Santa Cruz County

A little shameless self-promotion for a Monday morning: The site Santa Cruz Life has included the Santa Cruz News Twitter feed as one of the top Twitter feeds you should be following locally. Cool! Thanks Santa Cruz Life!  

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Profile of Take Back Santa Cruz’ Analicia Cube

September 25, 2013

Georgia Perry of the Santa Cruz Weekly has an interesting profile this week of Take Back Santa Cruz founder Analicia Cube. The group has been somewhat controversial in recent months. Perry’s piece is definitely worth a read. “I met her in a martial arts class we both take a couple days a week at Minorsan,…

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The New Cruz with Kirby Scudder

September 24, 2013
The New Cruz with Kirby Scudder

Artist, writer, radio host and Santa Cruz resident Kirby Scudder is a major cheerleader for the local arts scene and he’s got a new book out that explores the way the local arts community has changed in the past decade. Says Scudder in a blog post on the Muse Santa Cruz: “In many ways, my…

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