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This Weekend in Santa Cruz: May 18th – 20th, 2018
Begin your weekend “Aloha Friday” style with two Hawaiian music acts to choose from. On Saturday, there’s countywide fun with[...]
This Weekend in Santa Cruz: May 18th – 20th, 2018
Begin your weekend “Aloha Friday” style with two Hawaiian music acts to choose from. On Saturday, there’s countywide fun with[...]

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Santa Cruz Mother's Day 2018

Bountiful brunches are just the beginning of things to do for Mother’s Day in Santa Cruz, which falls on Sunday, May 13.

From shopping to the great outdoors, we’ve rounded up the best ways to spend some quality time with Mom throughout Mother’s Day weekend.

So go ahead and start planning to spoil, indulge, and celebrate the mom in your life—she deserves it.

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Ebb & Flow Festival 2018

Celebrate the San Lorenzo River at Ebb & Flow 2018, a free two-day festival for all ages June 1 & 2!  

Friday festivities include live music, dance and art making in Abbott Square, a night procession with the Post Street Rhythm Peddlers to the river, and a dance party at the river, complete with a DJ, fire dancers and the Samba Stilt Circus. The event continues on Saturday with a river march, followed by an afternoon celebration at the Tannery. 

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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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