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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: September 21st – 23rd, 2018
Photo by Valerie Lemke Festivals, performances and outdoor family fun are all waiting for you this weekend, Santa Cruz! Tour[...]
This Weekend in Santa Cruz: September 21st – 23rd, 2018
Photo by Valerie Lemke Festivals, performances and outdoor family fun are all waiting for you this weekend, Santa Cruz! Tour[...]

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Santa Cruz Derby Girls August 2018

Santa Cruz Derby Girls: Double Header

It's no secret that we here at Santa Cruz Life are big fans of the Santa Cruz Derby Girls. With only 2 home games left this season we highly suggest that you head out to the Civic to check out the Derby doubleheader on August 25th.

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Valerie Lemke Santa Cruz Sunset Chaser

Tales of a Santa Cruz Sunset Chaser

When I moved to the rural mountains of Santa Cruz County 26 years ago from the Bay Area I didn’t hesitate or have any regrets. There hasn’t been one time that I looked back.

I remember the first day I began my 1.5 hour commute over the hill to work, too. Though I knew it was going to be tough, I was ready. I was full of excitement and I couldn’t wait to tell my urban living co-workers two important breaking news stories that involved that first morning.

  1. There was a wayward sheep that had wandered into my front yard that morning.
  2. I drank my coffee at a cafe by the ocean before work.

Those were two things that just about blew this former city dweller away. As exciting as those events were to me, I soon realized I was the only one who was so greatly amused by those facts. Those blank-eyed blinking stares from my coworkers said it all. But, all I knew was that this was going to work out just fine.

However, what I didn’t expect to find here was what I found that very night:

Sunsets.

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