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The Art Bar is now open at the Tannery

December 31, 2013
The Art Bar is now open at the Tannery

Back in September, Santa Cruz News told you about the efforts to start a philanthropub here in Santa Cruz. Local poet Kevin Devaney – you’ve probably seen him on Pacific Avenue crafting one-of-a-kind poems on his vintage typewriter – was among those who spearheaded a campaign to bring the Art Bar to fruition. He’s an…

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Bikini baristas sought in Watsonville

December 11, 2013

Apparently there’s a new coffee shop opening in Watsonville and they are seeking some scantily clad employees…. From Craigslist:  Friendly Bikini Baristas needed ASAP at new drive thru (watsonville)  A new drive thru coffee stand is open in Watsonville and we need friendly baristas to come serve great coffee! All baristas serve in bikini tops…

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Santa Cruz holiday trains roll into town

December 2, 2013

The Santa Cruz holiday train is back! Or should we say, the holiday trains are back! NBC’s Bay Area affiliate took a little peak at the Roaring Camp Railroad’s holiday-themed ride: “It’s just fun. It’s just plain fun. The season,” said holiday lights train founder Gary Guttebo. “It’s hard to find anybody that comes here grumpy.”…

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Travel & Leisure mag ranks Santa Cruz #12 on list of coolest surfing towns

November 20, 2013
Travel & Leisure mag ranks Santa Cruz #12 on list of coolest surfing towns

Here’s a new listing that’s sure to get at least a few folks up in arms… Travel and Leisure magazine has released its list of “world’s coolest surfing towns” and Santa Cruz is only at number 12. To be fair, this is an international ranking so it’s still hardly something to sniff at. Here’s what…

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Halloween in downtown Santa Cruz

November 1, 2013
Halloween in downtown Santa Cruz

Last night was the first time since moving to Santa Cruz that I ventured downtown on Halloween night. I was definitely impressed with many of the costumes. I think there were two sets tied for being my favorite, neither of which I managed to snap a picture of. There was a guy dressed as a…

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Spotted in Santa Cruz: Viking DNA

October 30, 2013
Spotted in Santa Cruz: Viking DNA

I’m still scratching my head over this license plate I spotted the other day in a downtown parking garage.

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UC Santa Cruz on list of “bizarre things done in the name of research”

October 28, 2013

In the Capital recently published a short list (aka a listicle) of “seven bizarre things professors have done in the name of research.”  The entire list is pretty funny, but I think our own UC Santa Cruz takes the prize for the coolest entry: 3. Make a gin and tonic from Antarctic glacier ice. Despite the fact that…

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New Boardwalk roller coaster finally opens, with little hoopla

October 21, 2013

Huh. So usually when there’s a new ride or development at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, there’s a big publicity thing held for it and press releases will go flying. However, apparently the new roller coaster Undertow, which replaced the old Hurricane, finally opened with little fanfare. Brad Kava of Santa Cruz Patch found an…

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Spotted on Pacific Avenue: Free inspirational quotes

September 25, 2013
Spotted on Pacific Avenue: Free inspirational quotes

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Pacific Edge celebrates 20 years of indoor climbing

September 23, 2013

Seabright’s own Pacific Edge is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The indoor rock climbing gym opened back in the 90s, and at the time, it was one of the biggest facilities of its kind. Jennifer Pittman has the story for the Santa Cruz Sentinel:   The Pacific Edge Climbing Gym, one of the first indoor climbing gyms…

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