The Santa Cruz secret film festival

April 10, 2013

This weekend the secret film festival returns to the Del Mar for an eighth year. A slew of films will be shown starting Saturday at 11:59 p.m. and continuing through noon Sunday. The catch? The titles of the films won’t be released… because it’s a secret. Typically at least a couple of the films haven’t…

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Strawberry season in Santa Cruz

April 10, 2013
Strawberry season in Santa Cruz

The first spring strawberries have been popping up in stores in Santa Cruz, a true harbinger of the season. While there are a plethora of wonderful berry farms in the area, SCN’s favorite so far is Swanton Berry Farm in Davenport. Not only is it totally organic and 100 percent union labor, but it’s also…

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Summer 2013 concerts at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

April 9, 2013
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The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has announced this year’s lineup for the summer concert series, and as always, it reads like the playlist of a classic rock station. It also looks remarkably similar to schedule for the past two summers. Does Eddie Money play anything but free outdoor concerts? Seriously. That guy must be one…

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Three strikes you’re out? Santa Cruz Co. man seeks release under revised state law

April 9, 2013

It’s been about 15 years since Kevin O’Connell was sent to prison for the rest of his life after being convicted by a jury of pawning a stolen pendant and later selling it to his former landlady. That 1998 felony conviction for receiving stolen property marked his third strike under California’s three strikes law, thus…

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Oh snap!

April 9, 2013

Apparently the folks over at the Monterey County Weekly aren’t too happy with KSBW. They’ve got an interesting little editorial written by “Squid” accusing KSBW of stealing one of their stories. The story involves a contest for most dog-friendly city, in which Carmel-by-the-sea is the running. KSBW officials have admitted the two stories were similar…

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A bus to Big Basin?

April 5, 2013
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Over at KUSP, former Santa Cruz County supervisor Gary Patton takes a look at the possibility of a bus to Big Basin. Read the piece and give the podcast a listen to over at Patton’s blog, The Land Use Report. Take a Bus to Big Basin

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