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Del Mar Theater on Pacific

Del Mar Theater Sign on Pacific Ave

I went and saw a microscopically small release movie last week at the Del Mar theater on Pacific Avenue. This theater has been one of my favorites since I was a kid, I love the classic theater style, and particularly the art deco chandeliers. In the 90s when the 9-plex came in, as well as […]


Locals at Lighthouse field in Santa Cruz take the time to say hi to Joe the gopher. Living in Santa Cruz you probably have Gophers in your yard. We learned long ago that if you want to have a garden, roses, or even certain types of trees you will have to bury chicken wire in […]

The Local Guide to Santa Cruz So Far

Since this is a new project just getting started most of you are people who I know well or have recently met, and almost all of you are right here in Santa Cruz. Since our official launch January first we have received our first visitor from Google, and it was for the search phrase “What […]

First Friday Art Tour


First Friday Art Tour in Downtown Santa Cruz, and on the web. Come out and take in the art or get set up with a venue to show your work! On the Web: First Friday Art Tour On Facebook: First Friday Art Tour Downtown Santa Cruz has been hosting one of the best events in […]

Hindquarter Bar & Grille


The Hindquarter Bar & Grille has been at the top of my family’s list of recommended places to eat in Santa Cruz for decades! “Where the Elite Meat” Hindquarter Bar & Grille 303 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 426-7770 The Relationship a business and business owners have with their employees should say a […]

Riverside Lighting

Riverside Lighting Selection

You won’t find better customer service or selection while shopping for lamps, lighting, or when you are in need of a lamp repair. Riverside Lighting 300 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (831) 423-7424 At we are on the lookout for truly local businesses and Riverside Lighting definitely fits that bill. With 50 years […]


You really want to keep this place in mind! Chocolate 1522 Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831-427-9900 Find them on the web: Chocolate Santa Cruz Like them on Facebook: Chocolate on Pacific With a beautiful patio half hidden behind a wall of foliage on Pacific Ave in downtown Santa Cruz is Chocolate. By far […]

Golden Palace

Golden Palace

Locals Take Note: As of Right Now – this is probably the best happy hour in Santa Cruz!!! Golden Palace 415 Ocean Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 831-424-9275 Happy Hour 3:00 – 6:00 Monday – Friday Any 12 oz. Beer $2.00 2 Egg Rolls 4 Cream Cheese Fried WonTons And any 12 oz. Beer $5.00 […]