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Capitola Halloween Parade

Originally Posted by Fleur Williams on Pull out your costumes and put on your masks – it’s time for small spooky creatures to haunt the streets of Capitola! On October 29th, the village by the sea will be taken over by ghosts, goblins, boys and ghouls during the annual Children’s Halloween Parade. This will […]

Homemade Absinthe (Moonshine)


Wow this Absinthe packs a punch, A stumbling black licorice punch! A friend of a friend brought this bottle over to a pretty casual night hanging out last night, the bottle was half gone but still crisp with icy condensation when I arrived. My first sip was all black licorice, rich STRONG and almost overpowering. […]

A new Sticker around town


This new sticker is from and it is a perfect addition to the tons of local stickers we already have. We have lots of color in our stickers, and now we have a sticker a little more sophisticated that still shows Santa Cruz has more style than anywhere else! Go pick up the Sticker […]


Those who have come across the Local Guide to Santa Cruz before know that we are big fans of the local blog Santa Cruz Waves. Recently they added a page to keep track of surfers who are actively out and about in Santa Cruz. You can see the page here: Surfers. Since the folks over […]

Yoga Research


I just did a bunch of research on Yoga while writing a new page here for the Local Guide. I feel like a healthier person after just reading and writing so much about Yoga. Seriously though, right after writing this article I had to go get up, do my regular light workout and stretching routine, […]

Ice Cream Truck

Graffiti Ice Cream Truck

I am kind of digging this Ice Cream truck that cruised through my neighborhood today. It has a fun mix of food truck creepiness and street art style. This particular truck is run by J&J IceCream, 214 Arroyo, Watsonville CA 95076. I remember being a kid, at the park wanting to buy Ice Cream from […]