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Cheap(er) fun: “Retro Nights” at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

July 29, 2014
Cheap(er) fun: “Retro Nights” at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Looking for an affordable night out for the kids or just looking for a way to feel like a kid again yourself? That’s what the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s so-called “retro nights” are made for. On Monday and Tuesday nights through the end of summer, all rides at the Boardwalk are just a buck a…

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Cinema al fresco in Santa Cruz

July 17, 2014

I went to high school in a small, one traffic light kind of cowtown in upstate New York where the entertainment options for teenagers were sorely lacking. The one thing that we did have, however, was an old-school drive-in movie theater that opened each summer. Many a summer weekend night was spent gathering a couple…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2013

August 30, 2013

Summer’s last big bang is here! Well, OK, not really – those of us who live here know the best weather is in September and October -but symbolically, Labor Day Weekend is the end of summer. So why not celebrate in style? Let’s take a look at what’s happening on this lovely three-day weekend. Santa…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Aug. 23-25, 2013

August 23, 2013

Summer is winding down quickly, though those of us live here know that September and October hold plenty of great stuff in store too. Celebrate the penultimate weekend of August by checking out any of these events: Run by the Sea: About 200 people will run a 12k race along the ocean Sunday, from Wilder…

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The Cave Train is quintessentially Santa Cruz

August 21, 2013
The Cave Train is quintessentially Santa Cruz

There are certain things that just scream Santa Cruz to me, places I feel a dire need to bring visitors to in order to get the full SC experience. One of those places is Swanton Berry Farm, another is the egg vending machine at Glaum’s.  And then there’s the Cave Train Adventure ride at the…

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California’s roller coasters spotlighted in New York Times

August 5, 2013
California’s roller coasters spotlighted in New York Times

New York Times reporter Mekado Murphy recently traveled to California to check out some of the many roller coasters in our fair state. In a fun multimedia piece called “Taking the Plunge on California’s Coasters,” he highlights his five favorites. The first one? Our own Giant Dipper, of course. “One of the most exciting aspects…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: events for Aug. 2-4, 2013

August 2, 2013
Everybody’s working for the weekend: events for Aug. 2-4, 2013

How is it August already? Where is the summer going? Better not let it pass you by without catching up on some of the great-sounding events planned for this weekend. Such as: Bands at the Boardwalk: Tonight’s bands at the boardwalk series features Y&T of the hit “Summertime Girls” at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Cabrillo Stage: Cabrillo…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for July 27-28, 2013

July 26, 2013

If you can’t find something fun to do locally this weekend, you might want to get your eyes checked. There’s a plethora of events taking place, from live music to theater to art sales and much more. Here’s a sampling of the events I’d be hitting up if I could manage to be in multiple…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for July 19-21, 2013

July 19, 2013

Once again I’m finding myself with the same #firstworldproblem — there’s just too much I want to do this weekend and not enough time to do it all. But if I could, here’s a sampling of all the things I would want to go to this weekend.   Theater: Cabrillo Stage’s “La Cage Aux Folles”…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for July 12-14, 2013

July 12, 2013
Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for July 12-14, 2013

I keep finding myself with the best kind of problem – there are just too many events that sound interesting and not enough time in one weekend to check them all out. If I did, however, here’s a list of all the stuff I’d try to get to. Enjoy the weekend lovely readers!   Antiques…

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