The Skinny on Good Fats


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


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


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


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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Watsonville Fly-In & Airshow


The 50th anniversary of the Watsonville Fly-In & Airshow is on October 10-12 at the Watsonville Municipal Airport. The festivities start on Friday when spectators can watch the weekend’s star players, the aircraft, “fly-in” to the airport all day until 4:30pm. On Friday evening, the airshow hosts a traditional Spaghetti dinner followed by a special…

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Local Arts Icon Ralph Peduto Dies


Ralph Peduto, a local writer, actor and director, has died. Peduto leaves behind a legacy that included roles in Mrs. Doubtfire, Patch Adams and The Rock. In Santa Cruz, he was just as well-known for his work in local theater, his generous personality and his warm smile. He succumbed to leukemia Monday—just 12 days after…

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