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Solo Kayaker Makes Record Journey

Northern California’s Cyril Derreumaux has become the first person to solo kayak from the American coast to Hawaii.

(Sept. 22, 2022) → Read the full KTVU Fox 2 report
Judi Oyama Raising Funds to Compete in World Skate Games

Local resident Judi Oyama has qualified for the U.S. Skateboard Slalom team to compete at the World Skate Games in Argentina. Her event will be Oct. 27-30. Oyama hopes to raise the funds to attend via tax-deductible donations to La Costa Racing, a 501c nonprofit.

(Sept. 19, 2022) → Read the full Times Publishing Group report

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Golden State All-Stars

Ten of the greatest athletes born or raised in California.

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Surf Legend Duke Kahanamoku’s Santa Cruz Connection

How the Hawaiian icon left his mark on this area in historic visits

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Bill Russell and Vin Scully: Two California Sports Icons

Basketball legend Bill Russell and iconic baseball play-by-play broadcaster Vin Scully will be remembered as two of the most monumental figures in California sports history.

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Local gymnasts shine at national championships

Vargas Academy of Gymnastic Arts in Scotts Valley took seven of its finest athletes to the biggest stage of the USA Gymnastics season last month. The local group of jumpers and tumblers shined against nearly 1,800 other athletes at the …

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Americans Emmanuel Bor, Ednah Kurgat win at Wharf to Wharf Race

SANTA CRUZ—The return of the Wharf to Wharf Race didn’t start off as planned after a law enforcement officer on a motorcycle was stuck, forcing competitors to run around him.     It may have slightly thrown off Emmanuel Bor and the …

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Wharf to Wharf Race returns after two-year hiatus

CAPITOLA—The Wharf to Wharf Race is back in action this weekend in Santa Cruz County for the first time since 2019. On Sunday, participants will be able to gather around Beach and Cliff streets near the Santa Cruz Wharf for …

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Local group to honor late friend with golf tournament

SANTA CRUZ—David Rose was a local renowned general surgeon who passed away nearly two years ago. His former colleague and close friend George Mendoza couldn’t do anything to honor him due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On Saturday, he’ll get a …

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Santa Cruz City Council advances plan to reshape downtown

Expansion would add housing, connections to beach, new Warriors arena

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Closed for Summer 2022: Siltanen Swim Center

The small outdoor pool at Siltanen Park will remain closed throughout the summer as renovations continue. Upgrades have been in the works for months, but when crews got to the site, they discovered things were worse than City staff had …

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Will Voters Approve Sports Betting?

Four ballot measures to legalize sports wagering in California were proposed, but now it's down to two and only one might face voters this year.

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