Originally Posted by Fleur Williams on BizarreBay.com
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 be the 27th consecutive year locals and visitors have donned costumes and headed to Capitola Village for kiddie-themed thrills. The family-oriented affair offers free admission to a fun and safe event for the young and young-at-heart.
The entertainment begins with the Halloween Parade. Participants can join the colorful line up beginning at 1:30pm in the Beach and Village Parking Lot above Capitola City Hall. The short but candy sweet Parade takes off at 2pm, when the imaginatively costumed crowd will head down Capitola Avenue, wind through Capitola Village and trail along the Esplanade.
The Parade ends at Esplanade Park, where participants are treated to goodie bags, balloons, and refreshments, not to mention the bewitching beachfront views of Capitola and the Monterey Bay. During and following the Parade, the local shops and cafes will be handing out candy to all the costumed youngsters, so guests can plan to keep the celebration going by trick-or-treating at the many charming Capitola Village businesses.
Join the community for the mini monster march, get sugared up on candy, and experience the magic and mystery of Halloween in the heart of Capitola Village.
Capitola Village Halloween Parade
October 29, 2017
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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We are going to be working with LocalSantaCruz.com to be showcasing the artistic tallent here in Santa Cruz. They really believe that Santa Cruz could be the most artistic and creative place in the world. We want to join them in continuing a conversation about the arts, design, community and Santa Cruz in general.
Please check out their site, and their social media accounts!
What a Unique and Fun local Job! I often watch Santa Cruz Jobs on Craigslist and similar sites (Santa Cruz Jobs) to see what unique and fun positions pop up, and the position of Boardwalk Archivist would probably rank at the top of the list for uniqueness.
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk was founded in 1907, which is about as far as anything in Santa Cruz can go back. It sort of makes my day to see that the boardwalk even maintains an archive, and it’s even better that they are looking for experienced people to take care of it.
When you are considering unique advertising, and promotional materials about our local community, I can’t think of any company that could have a better collection of local history. If you feel like applying for this job you can find it on their “Casual Jobs” page here: http://jobs.beachboardwalk.com/jobs/joblist.cfm?category=seasonal But remember me if you apply and get the job, I would accept a personal tour as thanks!]]>
The Great Morgani is what all street performers in Santa Cruz should strive to be. He is Original, artistic, talented and amazingly dedicated!
There are a number of really talented street performers that regularly improve downtown Santa Cruz with their presence. There are a handful of classic musicians, some bluegrass folks, and strange characters as a bonus but unfortunately there is also the pan-handling garbage that needs to get lost. The two classes of people are often affected by the same loitering laws, but are a VERY different class of people.
Thank you to all of the talented musicians and performers who improve downtown. Next time you see one of these great locals PLEASE ignore the pan handlers and give a dollar or five to support a street performer instead.
Also, if you would like to support the arts in Santa Cruz, please check out our page dedicated to the arts: Santa Cruz Arts]]>
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Readers all know that we are fans of the Arts and Artists that Santa Cruz is so fantastic at producing. And Leslie Stabile, the creative force behind Bella Mare Sea Glass is a prime example of the creative spirit alive and well in Santa Cruz.
Although Leslie is based here in Santa Cruz but her art provides her with the freedom to travel the globe visiting some of the best Sea Glass hunting spots the world has to offer.
Her site: Bella Mare Sea Glass is not only a beautiful shop and gallery, but also a resource for those of us who love finding the occasional piece of sea glass on our own!
I am stoked on her new site, and think it is a beautiful addition to the web for Santa Cruz business owners. I love to see our locals take their place in the world’s market.
As Bella Mare puts it “Bella Mare’s Love for the Ocean, Traveling & Sea Glass, Brings You One of a Kind Jewelry.”
You can always visit The Local Guide to Santa Cruz for tips on local business owner and artisans in our community. In fact for more great deals now, you can take a look here.]]>
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 ground below where you are going to plant first.
This guy looks like he has learned how to co exist quite nicely though! Anyone who has spent any time on the grass at the lighthouse on the West Side, whether kicking a soccer ball or eating lunch, you know that there are a LOT of gophers in the area. Even though it is a really simple video, I am kinda stoked to see this guy getting time on YouTube.
This looks like a California, or Botta’s Pocket Gopher.
At least 185 subspecies have been described for this animal, mostly on the basis of geographical distribution.
This species is considered a pest in urban and agricultural areas due to its burrowing habit and its predilection for alfalfa; however, it is also considered beneficial as its burrows are a key source of aeration for soils in the region.
Both the specific and common names of this species honor Paul-Émile Botta, a naturalist and archaeologist who collected mammals in California in the 1820s and 1830s.