Posts Tagged ‘ Santa Cruz ’

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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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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Roger Ebert on “The Lost Boys”

April 4, 2013
Film critic Roger Ebert with actor John Belushi at famed Chicago spot, the Pump Room. Photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune/Jose M. Osorio

  Renowned film critic Roger Ebert died today, two days after announcing he was taking a “leave of presence.” His blog has focused on far more than just film, revealing a talented journalist and an inspiring human whose disease has left him unable to speak since 2006. Even his musings on such seemingly mundane topics…

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Santa Cruz songs

April 3, 2013

A friend posted on Twitter recently looking for people’s favorite songs about Santa Cruz. When I was preparing to move here from New York, I compiled an entire playlist of songs about California.

The California Report has an ongoing feature in which artists talk about their songs about the Golden State. Read more »

Ronan the beat-keeping sea lion at UC Santa Cruz

April 3, 2013

UC Santa Cruz researchers have trained a California sea lion to move its head in time to rhythmic sounds. This marks the first non-human mammal that’s shown the ability to keep a beat, according to Peter Cook of the UCSC psychology department. The video footage is incredibly cool.

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Santa Cruz Co. DA: Woman who made false rape claim at UC Santa Cruz campus will be charged

March 21, 2013

Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee announced on March 21 that the woman who told police she was beaten and raped on the UC Santa Cruz campus in February will be charged for making a false report. Morgan Triplett, 20, a student at UC Santa Barbara, called 911 on Feb. 17, 2013 and reported…

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Welcome to Santa Cruz News

March 11, 2013
Welcome to Santa Cruz News

We want your stories, your ideas, your thoughts. We want to hear why you think Santa Cruz is special. We want to hear about you, the people that make up Santa Cruz. We want to report accurate and fair information about what is going on in this community but we also want to give you a look…

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