8 Meal Deals That Will Keep Your Belly & Wallet Full All Week Long

The following is a guest post by Daniel Talamantes, a writer living in Santa Cruz.  You can read his blog at The Porchlight Dan.

Fish Tacos

We’ve all been there.

Sometimes after a hard day’s work or a lazy afternoon on the beach, you can’t gather the energy or spirit to prepare a meal.

If it’s a weekday and you’re looking for good food at a great price, then you’re in luck.

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An Insider’s Look at Coworking in Santa Cruz

Cruzio Santa Cruz
The following is a guest post by Maria Grusauskas.  Maria is a freelance writer & blogger, working out of Cruzioworks in Downtown Santa Cruz.  You can keep up with her coworking adventures here.

Santa Cruz freelancers and entrepreneurs are catching on: plugging into the positive energy of a shared workspace can do wonders for your productivity.

I joined the Cruzioworks coworking office in downtown Santa Cruz earlier this year, after many months spent in pajamas, freelance writing at my kitchen table. At the time, I knew only that Cruzioworks was the more affordable of the two coworking offices in town (the other being NextSpace), and that if I didn’t join, I’d become a full-fledged recluse with little hope of reversing a downward financial spiral.

For those who would like a definition, “Coworking” spaces are like gyms, only instead of cardio machines and sweat-rumpled magazines, you’ll find desks, high speed internet, and a colorful cast of inspired entrepreneurs.

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Capitola Begonia Festival: 61st Annual Event

Capitola Begonia Festival

The following is a guest post by Lin Banks.  Lin was the original Webmaster for the Begonia Festival and was the event organizer from 2001 – 2012.  She currently donates her time & talent as Webmaster for the Capitola Foundation.

Capitola is known for its beautiful beaches, great shops, and restaurants, but it’s also known for some of the best community events around.

The best of the best is the Capitola Begonia Festival, Santa Cruz County’s oldest and most beloved annual event.

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