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2011 

Having a smartphone these days is almost necessary in not only the world of business, but in just simplifying your life to make the small things nonexistent. And with the new applications for smartphones, it seems as though it's only getting better all the time. One of the things I worry about mo...
01/25/2011
For those with a green thumb in Santa Cruz, there is an amazing availability of choices to consider from in starting your own garden. Santa Cruz has an ideal Mediterranean climate for growing just about everything. Grow grapes for wine, olives to make your own olive oil, or keep it simple with su...
01/21/2011
Santa Cruz, CA isn't called "Surf City" for nothing. Besides all of the surf competitions held here, such as the Duct Tape invitational or the Jay at Maverick's, people come from near and far to just spend one day at these amazing beaches on their board. Even my assistant confesses to needing to ...
01/19/2011
Although the heading of this blog sounds as though this event may be for cultural appreciation, it is actually to celebrate the annual journeys of many migratory animals that pass though Santa Cruz, CA. This event at Natural Bridges State Beach on February 12th will be the 23rd annual festival si...
01/18/2011
The 4th Annual Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival will be held next weekend the 23rd from 1-4 pm in the Cocoanut Grove of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Twenty five vendors from all over the Bay area will be there, including one of my personal favorites, Shaman Organic Chocolates, which provides econ...
01/14/2011
As a board member for the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, I believe that the library systems affect our communities and families in immeasurable ways. Starting in 1973, non-profit FSCPL has advocated for the literacy of the community with special events, outreach, and programs for chi...
01/13/2011
Besides the O'neill Coldwater Classic and the currently on going The Jay at Maverick's-which I covered in my other blog-Santa Cruz, CA knows no end to excellent surf and competitions to show it off. This weekend, the 14th and 15th of January, Santa Cruz, CA will play host to the Vans Duct Tape In...
01/12/2011
With so few good parcels of land along the California coast to build beach homes with, contractors and architects have to use their imagination to build exquisite new homes. In La Selva beach area of Aptos, CA a pentagonal shaped property with soil described by a geotechnician as "Just a big pile...
01/11/2011
Although the housing market has not been doing so well in terms of townhomes, there are still a few gems that keep this particular sector alive. This beautiful townhome sold for half a million just last week. Situated outside of the Niseme Marks state park in Aptos, one of Santa Cruz, CA's many g...
01/10/2011
My previous blog showed a couple of high-end homes in Santa Cruz, CA that have been sold within the last few months and one that is currently on the market. Here are some more of the thirty-two high-end homes that have sold since the beginning of October in this amazing area. Listed in the last b...
01/05/2011
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