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In 1940, Santa Cruz local business Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care was opened by Lloyd Johnson. His grandson, Larry Johnson (along with co-owner Dean Schwartz), carries on the family tire tradition. They are opening a third store in Dean’s hometown at 5310 Scotts Valley Drive on February 1, 2018. Not only does Lloyd’s offer quality…
With recreational cannabis on the horizon, why continue certification as a medical cannabis patient? There are many good reasons. The most obvious is that medical cannabis is less expensive. Recognized medical patients will be exempt from state and local sales taxes. Some communities may increase their cannabis tax revenues by even more than Santa Cruz,…
As the holidays quickly approach, one local company is gearing up to give back. On Saturday, November 18, Clutch Courier hosts its third annual Cranksgiving Alley Cat Benefit. This year they will continue to benefit the Encompass Community Services and donate proceeds to their Teen Transition Age Youth Program. “The first year we did it…
In August, 22-year-old Takiyah Thompson was arrested in Durham, North Carolina, for helping to topple a Confederate statue. A member of Workers World Party and student at N.C. Central University, Thompson climbed the statue and attached a rope to it. Demonstrators then pulled it down and began beating the crumpled bronze monument. Thompson said at…
The motto of the Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (OPERS) is “there’s something for everyone,” and that’s exactly what the biggest and baddest sports/recreation/wellness/fitness organization on UCSC’s campus seeks to provide. The university administration takes student health and fitness seriously, and budgets millions of dollars for OPERS to ensure that Slugs have top-notch…
Gary Merrill was driving his Volkswagen van to his apartment on the UCSC campus when he saw four naked women lounging on his roof. After gawking a moment too long, he proceeded to run his van into a ditch. It was the early ’70s, and as I came to find out while researching this story,…
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We are a daytime bar, and a nighttime Dance Club and Live Music Venue.
Kayak Connection is your Sea Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddling resource for the Monterey Bay. We have two locations in Santa Cruz and in Moss Landing at the Elkhorn Slough where we have multiple tours available for local adventures.
Mount Hermon Adventures
Mount Hermon Adventures is home to the world-famous Redwood Canopy Tours zip line tour, Sequoia Aerial Adventure course, Team Building programs and more!
Learn about California's own rain forest, the coastal redwoods, during this train ride through the woods.
Excursions aboard the Chardonnay II are perfect for any age group and fun for everyone from seasoned sailors to first-time adventures.
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at the Long Marine Laboratory is a world-class experience for all visitors to the Santa Cruz and Monterey area.
Don Quixote's International Music Hall
Don Quixote's is a multi-genre club concert venue, restaurant and bar, attracting music lovers from all over Santa Cruz County, Central and Northern California and beyond.
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.
Best Western Seacliff Inn
Minutes from beautiful beaches, relaxing accommodations, attentive service, and memories that last forever!
Seascape Beach Resort
Seascape Beach Resort sets the pace for the ultimate in comfort with all of the luxury of a four-diamond resort.
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.
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