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Santa Cruz: The least affordable place to live

August 25, 2016
Santa Cruz: The least affordable place to live

Even the UK’s Guardian has caught on to the fact that Santa Cruz is one pricey place to live.  “California is a monster. If you don’t keep up, you end up on the streets, and nobody cares,” said Kahn, a college graduate who previously worked two jobs in Santa Cruz. “This is a public health…

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Got $6.5 million sitting around?

July 23, 2016

Because, you know, if you do, you could buy this amazing West Cliff bed and breakfast that has hosted such political luminaries as the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer.    

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75 years of intrigue at The Mystery Spot

July 2, 2016
75 years of intrigue at The Mystery Spot

Ex Sentinel scribe Samantha Clark brings us this story on KAZU about the Mystery Spot celebrating its 75th year of delighting visitors.    

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Update: Court of Mysteries, aka the Red Castle, sold

March 25, 2016

Some call it the Court of Mysteries, others call it the Red Castle, and some just know it as what’s arguably the most unusual house in Santa Cruz. It’s been uninhabited and on the market for a remarkably long time, surprising given it’s close proximity to West Cliff Drive. At long last, it’s been purchased,…

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50 perfect hours in Santa Cruz and Capitola

November 14, 2015
50 perfect hours in Santa Cruz and Capitola

7×7 recently ran a piece for SF/Bay Area folks looking at the perfect 50 hours in Santa Cruz and Capitola. It’s packed with touristy suggestions, unsurprisingly. However, it got us thinking. What would our version of 50 perfect hours in Santa Cruz look like?  

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Little Free Libraries in Santa Cruz

September 24, 2014
Little Free Libraries in Santa Cruz

Have you heard about little free libraries? Basically, they are miniature libraries where people can take and leave books on the honor system. They’re cropping up all over the country, as well as internationally. That includes Santa Cruz. Residents of the Chanticleer Park neighborhood lay claim to having the first LFL in the city. There…

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A memoir of Santa Cruz

June 10, 2014

I was thrilled to see “Under the Boardwalk: A memoir of Santa Cruz” pop up on Longform.org the other day. Majula Martin’s essay about returning to — and reflecting — upon her hometown perfectly explains a lot of the way I feel about Santa Cruz even as someone who has only been here three years.…

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Want to buy a castle?

June 7, 2014
Want to buy a castle?

If you’ve ever wanted to own your own California-style castle and you just happen to have a spare $2.2 million, you’re in luck. A Santa Cruz icon is up for sale and it could be yours. It’s also known as the Court of Mysteries.  And it’s being advertised on Craigslist, no less. “This is the…

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Bedroom Desserts in Capitola

February 14, 2014
Bedroom Desserts in Capitola

Who says you can’t have your soap and eat it too? Or something like that, right? Locally-owned Bedroom Desserts has opened a new store in Capitola Village that sells edible body and bath products just in time for Valentines Day. The shop at 224 Esplanade is made to sort of look like a vintage bakery,…

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Santa Cruz selected the sixth most vegetarian-friendly city

January 21, 2014

According to Estately, a national online real estate search site, Santa Cruz is number 6 in the country when it comes to most vegetarian-friendly cities. From the blurb about Santa Cruz – “One of the original havens for alternative eaters, there are vegetarians in Santa Cruz who have been abstaining from meat since before you were born; according…

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