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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 9:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Celebration: Mariachis, Mole, and Mojigangas

Santa Cruz Celebration: Mariachis, Mole, and Mojigangas

Music, flavor, and the beloved giant puppets make for Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Park. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 at 7:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Cruz Flavor: Tequila & Taco Music Festival

Santa Cruz Flavor: Tequila & Taco Music Festival

Enjoyed the California Beer Fest? The organizers have more in store. Read »

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 1:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Grizzly Bear Fest: Rancho del Oso Celebrates

Grizzly Bear Fest: Rancho del Oso Celebrates

The nature and history center honors an animal that was "once abundant" in the area. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Santa Cruz Summer

A Very Santa Cruz Summer

The beach boardwalk brims with movies, concerts, and more. Read »

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 90th, Giant Dipper

Happy 90th, Giant Dipper

Santa Cruz's behemoth of a roller coaster starts its 10th decade. Read »

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Mysteries of Cueva Valdez

The Mysteries of Cueva Valdez

Two special Island Packers trips'll head out to a Santa Cruz Island cove. Read »

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 2:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hikers' Bus: Skyline to the Sea Trail

Hikers' Bus: Skyline to the Sea Trail

A Santa Cruz bus service takes hikers to the start of the famous hiking route. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 4:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Speedy Flight: Hummingbird Days

Speedy Flight: Hummingbird Days

The eensy garden stars get the fast-wing love, in Santa Cruz. Read »

Monday, Jan 27, 2014 at 9:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 100th, Santa Cruz Wharf

Happy 100th, Santa Cruz Wharf

The ocean-snug landmark gets the full centennial treatment. Read »

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Tastings: Santa Cruz Wine Passport

Rare Tastings: Santa Cruz Wine Passport

Dig tasting at wineries that are usually shuttered to the public? This is your deal, then. Read »

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