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Citywide Block Parties Set for Sept. 18-19

Santa Cruz Neighbors announced that 2022 citywide block parties will be held Sept. 18 or Sept. 19. The annual event encourages gathering and visiting with neighbors. Applications are due by Sept. 7.

(Aug. 5, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
Capitola Beach Festival Needs Float Builders

Capitola Beach Festival returns to Capitola Village on Sept. 24 and 25. This year the Festival has added a scavenger hunt and other games. Float builders are needed for the Saturday evening Lighted Nautical Parade on Soquel Creek.

(July 12, 2022) → Read the full Times Publishing Group report

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Boulder Creek Could Get $3.5M In Upgrades

Boulder Creek is now in line for $3.5 million that could be coming from more than 2,800 miles away—Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C.—for a couple key improvements to the historic lumber town’s infrastructure. On July 7, Congressional Representative Anna Eshoo …

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Barnraising in the Mountains

As the Two Year Anniversary of the CZU Fire Nears, Community Launches a Citizen-led Approach By Antonia Bradford The two year anniversary of the CZU Fire is rapidly approaching. As the smoke cleared and life returned to normal for the …

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The Redwood Mountain Faire, Deep Roots in the Valley

By Michele Murphy The “Redwood Mountains Fine Arts & Crafts Faire and Music Festival” delighted valley residents for nearly 20 years at its original home at Highlands County Park in Ben Lomond. Between 1980 and 1996 it was hosted by …

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A Passion for Wine: Capitola Wine Bar Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

By Julie Horner Doug and Ann Marie Conrad celebrate an anniversary in May. “We bought the wine bar in 2017 under a different name, Cava Wine Bar, and rebranded it to Capitola Wine Bar in May of 2018,” Ann Marie …

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Second Venus Spirits Cocktails Location Coming to Rio Del Mar

Plus, Santa Cruz author Leslie Karst's ‘The Fragrance of Death’ drops on Aug. 4, and inflation hits local restaurants hard

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Ben Lomond Business Revels in History

According to a historical inventory application, the Hessey House, aka the “pink house” at the southern entrance to Ben Lomond, is the oldest business/residence in the village. The story of the building, built by Thomas Hessey after he moved to …

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Community Meetings Aim to Help Rebuilding County Residents

Living in a tight-knit community like the San Lorenzo Valley has its advantages. When a neighbor needs assistance or a business is in trouble, locals rally to help. And when hundreds of residents lose their homes in a devastating wildfire …

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Circle Church housing group expects demolition by summer

Final map will need Santa Cruz City Council approval.

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The Watsonville Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years

While keeping its virtual option, the festival opens with a return to live events.

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Humble Sea Tavern Opens in Felton

Since opening its doors on Feb. 16, the brewery in the famed Cremer House has served more than 2,000 guests.

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