Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Sentinel

Coast Line | Woodie ‘pop-up’ event slated for Saturday at wharf

Call it “Woodies on the Wharf light.” In February, the Santa Cruz Woodie Club and the City of Santa Cruz, Parks & Recreation Department canceled the annual event. But there will a be pop-up gathering of woodies beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. The woodies will be staying through the early afternoon.
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Waypoint: Santa Cruz, California

California could easily be divided into two states, both in culture and climate. Southern California has more sunshine, palm trees and people, compared to the fog, cooler temperatures and redwood forests found in Northern California. Bridging this gap is the central coastline city of Santa Cruz, where these contrasts blend into a haute bohemian way of life that locals treasure and visitors seek.
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Santa Cruz, CAMercury News

5 ways to get splashy in Santa Cruz, from sunset sails to SUP

Thank your board shorts that Monterey Bay is so big. There’s plenty of room for paddles, whether poked out of a kayak or into the big blue by a paddleboarder. Surfers can seek sets to carve (and sets will be found), fisher-folks have places to plop their lures and scuba divers never have to hold their breath. With Santa Cruz Harbor anchoring the north end, many are the ways to rock your bad self on its waves.
Santa Cruz,

Dream Inn Launching Beach Feasts

June 22, 2021 – Paella on the beach? That’s what chef Gus Trejo has in mind. He’s currently spending his first summer as exec chef at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz and they’ve just obtained permission from the city to start holding group events on Cowell Beach in front of the hotel.
Santa Cruz,

Hindsight Cafe Opens at Fruition Brewing

June 22, 2021 – Fruition Brewing in Watsonville thrives on serendipity, and so it was in finding just the right person to take over its kitchen. For the past two years, Fruition has depended on rotating food trucks and pop-ups to complement what’s on tap, but owners David Purgason and Tallula Preston say they always intended to put Fruition’s kitchen to full use.
Pacific Grove, CAMonterey County Herald

Dead whale in Pacific Grove possibly killed by ship

PACIFIC GROVE — An endangered fin whale that washed ashore Tuesday on Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove was a possible victim of a ship strike. Jeremy Goldbogen, a marine biologist with Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, said while there were some indications of a ship strike, a necropsy — an animal autopsy — would need to be performed to definitively determine cause of death.
Santa Cruz County, CASanta Cruz Sentinel

Quick Bites | Ice cream added to Mutari’s menu

Mutari Craft Chocolate (504A Front St., 831-687-8141, started serving plant-based soft serve ice cream. Menu offerings include choice of Craft Chocolate or Ugandan Vanilla in a cup or cone (or choose both in a twist), both vegan; a seasonal sundae with ice cream, Aptos Apiary honey, bee pollen, and housemade butter ganache truffle (sundae is not vegan due to the honey and truffle); and nitro ice cream pints. Current hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

Chilling Out on The Central Coast: Get a Much-Needed Reset in Carmel, Monterey and Big Sur

The restorative getaway is among the top travel trends for summer 2021, and no wonder — who doesn’t feel the need to hit the reset button as the world reopens? Marin road-trippers are lucky in this department; we don’t have to go far to find a true nature-based retreat. These Carmel, Monterey and Big Sur resorts immerse guests in the beauty of their surroundings while offering a host of activities to shake off stress and make a fresh start.
Scotts Valley, CASanta Cruz Sentinel

Dining with Daniel | Tune in for a slice of The Pizza Series

The Pizza Series is now in Scotts Valley. Chef and World Pizza Champion Team member Matt Driscoll is bringing his 24 years of pizza skills to Santa Cruz County. Driscoll’s journey started as a busboy in a pizza shop in San Jose. He then moved to working at a Dominos in Santa Cruz where he learned how to make pizza in a fast-paced environment. From there he worked at Straw Hat Pizza, Pizza My Heart, Whole Foods, Bantam, Off the Grid in the Bay Area, and finally opened his own shop, The Pizza Series.
Carmel-by-the-sea, CAMonterey County Herald

Carmel canine aficionado makes the call at Westminster

Patricia Craige Trotter was out for a walk with her husband, Charles Trotter, as they awaited the limousine that would bring them into the finale of the recent 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Moments from judging the Best in Show competition, the Westminster veteran. encountered a group of PETA...
Gilroy, CAMercury News

7 Bay Area lakes that offer a splash of fun close to home

Yes, the Bay Area is blessed by its closeness to the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, but when it comes to dipping our toes in the water or soaking up the ambience of a lakeside scene, we’ve got plenty of options. The continuing drought might limit access to...

New at Shelley Bennett Skincare: Face, Neck & Decollete Reserve Cream

Shelley Bennett Skincare, located at 588 Houston Street in Downtown Old Monterey, introduces our Face, Neck and Decollete Reserve Cream. This buttery cream includes saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast) extract to improve elasticity and brightness in your skin while it locks in moisture with a whisper of a primed look. We recommend using it every evening either alone or on top of a Retinol, or in the morning, when you can use it either over a liquid C or alone, underneath your SPF moisturizer.

Where will you find the best coffee in Santa Cruz, California?

You can sip the best coffee in Santa Cruz on a second story balcony with a view of the ocean, a swanky cafe clad in reclaimed wood or anything in between. As California’s prime location for outdoor activities, like skateboarding and surfing, this coastal city has an enormous demand for early morning caffeine. In response to that demand, coffee shops have sprung up along the San Lorenzo River and out in Westside.
Pacific Grove, CAMonterey County Herald

PHOTOS: Whale carcass washes up at Pacific Grove

Beach-goers at Asilomar State Beach were greeted with an unwelcome sight Tuesday, as a 30-foot fin whale carcass washed in overnight. A state parks official said what they will do with the carcass is still undetermined, but usually in these cases they let “nature run its course.” He noted that Moss Landing Marine Lab would be investigating and that NOAA officials had been alerted.
Santa Cruz, CASanta Cruz Sentinel

Photo | A whale of a mural

A pedestrian on Capitola Road walks past a mural of a pair of whales swimming near a ray. New underwater-themed murals now adorn the walls of Live Oak Super at the corner of 17th Avenue. Artist credit on the mural is The Graff and Stuff. (Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel)