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Hunting for Bigfoot in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Hunting for Bigfoot in the Santa Cruz Mountains

When I found out I’d be going Bigfoot hunting with Michael Rugg, I figured we’d hike deep into the woods to some remote destination to conduct our search. In actuality, we spend most of the time in Felton, right along the road and close to the nearby homes. “Bigfoots don’t have to be in a big wilderness area to exist,” Rugg, who owns the Bigfoot Discovery Museum, explains to me on our outing. “They can exist around the edge of town.”

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April Offers Rare Glimpse of Santa Cruz Sandhills

April Offers Rare Glimpse of Santa Cruz Sandhills

Few readers of Sunset Magazine know that the publication was started by Southern Pacific Railroad as a promotional gimmick to persuade East Coast residents to visit the West Coast.  It flopped at first, but eventually Laurence Lane, a former Midwestern farmer, purchased the magazine with the idea of turning it into a West Coast version of Better Homes and Gardens, and Sunset was on its way.

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Southern Story Charms in Santa Cruz Mountains

Southern Story Charms in Santa Cruz Mountains

Lenny Magrath is having a bad day. Her youngest sister Babe is suspected of attempted manslaughter, her grandfather is in the hospital and, as an unmarried Southern belle, she’s less than thrilled about turning 30. But Crimes of the Heart isn’t all about Lenny.

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Wine Passports Open Doors in Santa Cruz

Wine Passports Open Doors in Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz Mountains is one of California’s oldest wine making regions, and it’s making some of the country’s most exciting wines—if you know where to find them. That’s why there’s Passport Day, which literally provides a map to some of the appellation’s greatest treasures. This Saturday, from 11am to 5pm, anyone with wine passport can gain access to some 50 local wineries—including many that are normally closed to the public.

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David Arora Demystified

David Arora Demystified

The moon has just set behind a curtain of 100-foot redwood trees, and David Arora is on his first mushroom hunt of the new year. It didn’t take him long to get around to it. It’s 12:15am on Jan. 1, and the mycologist is craving a large basket of matsutakes to bring home, soak in a rich marinade and eat for dinner the next night. “I’m trying to find at least one matsutake,” says Arora, scanning the path in front of him. “They’re amazing.”

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