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If the name Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden doesn’t quite ring familiar, the sight of it might. A tall chainlink fence surrounding a white gravel yard, industrial objects strewn about and an unassuming building squatting in the back—it could almost pass for a junkyard if not for its prime downtown location. But get a…
Succulent. The name says a lot. But it doesn’t reveal everything about these wildly compelling botanicals that surrender to even the least-green thumb. Thick-skinned and juicy, these intriguing plants sit somewhere on the sliding botanical scale between dry, spiky cacti and delicate leaf-bearing flora. Succulents love to preserve moisture deep inside their curious, pliant bodies.…
When Sylvia Grape’s “dear Ma” grounded her for five months in high school, she had no idea it would lead to a profession as a singer-songwriter. The old guitar lying around the house took on a certain sparkle. “I just picked it up and started fiddling with it,” Grape says. She’d found a companion in…
One Saturday, when the chill had not quite worn off the morning and it was still likely that rain might ruin the weekend, my boyfriend Mike and I started planning what to plant in our garden. He’s the one with all of the know-how and experience, so I just put in requests. We knew he…
Anyone who has worked extensively as an artist or maker is probably familiar with long hours spent alone in a workspace with just a dream and maybe a pet or ficus plant for company. Whole days can pass without human contact, and if the mailman or a UPS driver happens by, the eye contact and…
I was born in the deep south—Bakersfield, California. The first RV I ever saw had a bumper sticker that said, “Don’t Tailgate Me or I Will Flush.” This early impression of the RV/trailer crowd made me wonder, “Why do space aliens land in trailer parks?” Years later, I’m sitting here in my retrofitted Airstream trailer,…
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Barry Swenson Builder
BSB has a constantly changing inventory of quality properties for lease or sale to suit any business need. View available land, office and warehouse space now.
Hindquarter Bar & Grille
"Where the Elite Meat." At Hindquarter Bar & Grille we've made our reputation serving up the finest beef around...
Best Western Seacliff Inn
Minutes from beautiful beaches, relaxing accommodations, attentive service, and memories that last forever!
A most unique hotel experience that explores an urban forest set inside a beach town. The boutique Hotel Paradox prides itself on genuine hospitality, and a design-forward experience delighting the senses.
Inn At Depot Hill
The Inn at Depot Hill has been celebrated as one of the top 10 inns in the U.S. Rooms feature fireplaces, sitting areas with lounges and decor that is not to be matched.
Alex Johnson Of David Lyng Real Estate
Alex Johnson of David Lyng Real Estate is your premier Santa Cruz County home buying resource. A lifetime resident of Santa Cruz County, Alex knows the ins and outs of the Santa Cruz neighborhoods and homes that you are interested in.
The Catalyst Club
The classic club in Santa Cruz. The Catalyst is where you will find the hottest artists for all types of music, local and national.
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Kuumbwa Jazz has grown from its small beginnings to one of the most highly respected jazz-presenting institutions in the country, attracting artists of national and international renown. We present over 120 concerts per year at our intimate 200-seat venue
Chaminade Resort & Spa
With a stay at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, you'll be by the ocean and convenient to DeLaveaga Golf Course and Mystery Spot.
The Crepe Place
Under new ownership for the past 7 years, the Crepe Place has a renewed energy, and the owners are working hard to keep things the same, but with a different edge. With the Crepe Place???s spirit and foundation cemented in over 40 years of continuous busi
Seascape Beach Resort
Seascape Beach Resort sets the pace for the ultimate in comfort with all of the luxury of a four-diamond resort.
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