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AMAZING sighting found one morning upon arriving at a job site in Sunny Cove ~ Live Oak~ Santa Cruz.


This is one of two seen in one week....


Pretty COOL huh?!

Sand Patterns Appear in Sunny Cove

Live Oak resident James Andrews took this photo of Sunny Cove Friday morning of the latest sand pattern to appear in the area in the past week.  Andrews, a long-time resident, says it's something he's never seen before and the patterns have been changing.


Man Skateboarding Across US Stops in Santa Cruz

When you think you've heard it all when it comes to ways to trek across 
the nation you meet Real Saltman Oswald . "The idea started with me and my friends we're watching Forrest Gump. He's riding across America and my friend saw that I wasn't doing anything expect skating around and he said why don't you skate across America," says Oswald.

Just last week the 34 year old self proclaimed naturalist left San Francisco with nothing more than a his skateboard, toiletries, and a vehicle sun shield, which he uses as bedding while he camps around the nation.

For eight hours a day he plans to kick his way into skateboard history. From the Central Coast to eventually the shadows of Central Park. Along the way he plans to raise awareness towards funding a bike pathway that connects the nation for non motorized vehicles.

Grateful Dead Archives Featured in Atlantic Magazine

The March issue of The Atlantic features a story of the U.C. Santa Cruz Library's Grateful Dead Archive, spotlighting music professor Fred Lieberman and the academic and scholarly impact of the archive.

Green writes:

"The Grateful Dead Archive, scheduled to open soon at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will be a mecca for academics of all stripes: from ethno musicologists to philosophers, sociologists to historians. But the biggest beneficiaries may prove to be business scholars and management theorists, who are discovering that the Dead were visionary geniuses in the way they created 'customer value,' promoted social networking, and did strategic business planning ... "

Aptos' Severino's Leads Chowder Cookoff Winners

The 29th Annual Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off & Festival was a clamoring success with 77 teams competing under sunny skies at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Since 1981 the event has raised nearly $900,000 for Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation programs.

Results of 2010 Santa Cruz Clam Chowder Cook Off & Festival:

Best Professional Boston
1st Place
Severino’s Grill, Chef Antonio Gomez (Aptos)
2nd Place – Blackboard Catering, Chef Clint Hughey  (Santa Cruz)
3rd Place – Lil Biscuit House, Chef Martin Krawetz (San Mateo)

Best Professional Manhattan
1st Place

Biker gangs involved in rare Santa Cruz street fight

Rival motorcycle gang members armed with hammers and crowbars fought in a downtown parking lot during the lunch hour Wednesday, though authorities say violence involving the clubs is unusual in the county.

Hells Angels were fighting with Vagos near Front Street and Soquel Avenue around 12:45 p.m., according to 911 callers. But the fight had broken up and the participants had fled by the time cops showed up, Santa Cruz police spokesman Zach Friend said.

Click here for the story from the Mercury News

Fair Puts Fun in Fungus


Experience the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair to learn all there is to know about the fascinating world of mushrooms. This unique Santa Cruz tradition features two days of fantastic fun with fungus for the whole family. Bring the kids and stroll through a re-created woodland habitat displaying hundreds of foraged mushrooms; the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair also features a special room full of hands-on activities for the kids, including a fungus exploration area, clay mushroom building, face paints, and more! Vendors will be selling books, mushrooms and other related mushroom items and fungal food will be offered for sale both days.

Highlighted this year are top chefs and mushroom epicures Jack Czarnecki (The Joel Palmer House) and Jozseph Schultz (India Joze) who will provide amazing cooking demonstrations that will be sure to thrill your palate.