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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival

Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival

Sample the sweet wares of over two dozen vendors, near the Boardwalk. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Homesteading 101

Homesteading 101

Want to be more DIY this year? Make for LAF (Love Apple Farms, of course.) Read »

Friday, Dec 30, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine and Crab Taste-Off

Wine and Crab Taste-Off

Celebrate the crustacean in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili Cook-off

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Chili Cook-off

Chilly October Saturday? Ask for extra jalapenos and dig in. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week

Santa Cruz Restaurant Week

Wild Gulf Prawns, Snapper Provencal, and Red Potato Enchiladas are some of the prix fixe finds. Read »

Thursday, Sep 29, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Hearts Poe

Santa Cruz Hearts Poe

Edgar Allan gets the amore at a series of local events throughout October. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

100 Years, 100 Rides

100 Years, 100 Rides

An intrepid rider is going for 100 carousel rides. In a row. Giddy up! Read »

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Classic California Carousel Turns 100

A Classic California Carousel Turns 100

The lovely Looff is marking its centennial with a brass-ring-y bash. Read »

Friday, Jun 24, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

1907 Nights at the Boardwalk

1907 Nights at the Boardwalk

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has a deal on for early-in-the-week visitors. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

TedxSantaCruz 2011

TedxSantaCruz 2011

There are still a few tickets left for the idea-laden meet-a-thon. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.