What’s Your Deal? – Dave Grimes

December 16, 2014
What’s Your Deal? – Dave Grimes

For the first few issues of Santa Cruz Waves magazine, I tried out an idea for a ongoing feature I called “What’s Your Deal?” Here’s the first iteration, focusing on a local comedian and educator who also has a history as a pro wrestler … as in the WWE kind. Dave Grimes is quickly becoming…

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MakesFactory hosts wine and 3D printing nights

November 15, 2014

If you haven’t heard, 3D printing technology is all the rage. It’s being used in a myriad number of ways throughout the central coast, according to KION reporter Jake Reiner.  The MakersFactory in downtown Santa Cruz works to make that technology accessible. One of their latest undertakings is their series of Wine and Design classes.…

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Glow Festival returns to the Museum of Art and History

October 15, 2014

The annual even Glow: Festival of Fire and Light is hands-down my favorite event in Santa Cruz. Last year I had a blast shaking my booty to the sights and sounds of the Dancetronauts, among other fun performances. Check out this piece from KQED: “Suffering from Post-Burn Blues? The GLOW Light and Fire Festival might…

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Sean Rowe at the Crepe Place Thursday

October 15, 2014

It’s not often that a little slice of 518 comes to the 831. Singer-songwriter (and forager) Sean Rowe hails from my hometown area in upstate New York, the Capital Region, aka Albany/Troy/Schenectady. He’s on tour for his new album, which is getting some major accolades. Check out this piece from NPR. He will be making…

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Cancer forces Santa Cruz County District Attorney to step down

October 8, 2014
Cancer forces Santa Cruz County District Attorney to step down

For those intrinsically involved with the Santa Cruz County court system, it’s been no secret that top prosecutor Bob Lee has been mostly out of the office for the past several months as he battles a virulent form of cancer. Second banana Jeff Rosell, the chief deputy district attorney, has been running the show in…

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Sing-a-long Nightmare Before Christmas at the Rio

October 8, 2014
Sing-a-long Nightmare Before Christmas at the Rio

Well this sounds like a lot of fun. Tim Burton’s classic animated film “The Nightmare Before Christmas”  will be screened at the Rio on Oct. 30. But that’s not all — it’s a sing-a-long version! Dress up as your favorite character and come prepared to sing your heart out to gems like “This is Halloween,”…

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