The Best of Reggae-Fusion Comes to Santa Cruz

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Fusing California roots reggae with hip-hop, jazz and a bit of punk, Dewey and the Peoples is a hybrid wonder for a new generation of music lovers. Equally hard-hitting and inspired, the Bay Area-based five-piece is making waves up and down the coast, delivering captivating performances that rarely leave feet on the ground. Dewey and…

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The Skinny on Good Fats

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Why has fat gotten such a bad rap? According to numerous researchers, the reduction of essential fats in the modern American diet has been a major cause of imbalance and inflammation – the underpinnings of many common chronic diseases, but fat continues to be vilified and targeted in many popular diet regimes. Local nutritional consultant…

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Aptos Farmers Market For Abundant Winter Squash

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Santa Cruz residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to finding fresh, local produce year-round due to the region’s Mediterranean climate and array of farmers markets available to consumers. One of the largest and most established markets in the county, is the Aptos Farmers Market at Cabrillo College. Held every Saturday, in rain or…

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Santa Cruz Reggae Concert Honors Marley Legacy

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On what would have been reggae legend and humanitarian Bob Marley’s 70th birthday, the One Love Foundation is hosting a day-long concert with “conscious” artists at The Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz as part of the organization’s weekend celebration of Marley’s legacy, which continues to inspire people around the world decades after his death in…

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Annieglass wins Green accolade at ARTS Awards

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Local luxury glassware company, Annieglass, was presented with a Green Award for Eco-sustainability at the 26th Annual ARTS Awards in Texas earlier this month in recognition of the environmentally-conscious practices that go into producing their range of functional and decorative glassware for the home. The Watsonville-based firm, founded more than 32 years ago by artist…

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