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This Week in Santa Cruz County

Got family in town? Had enough indoor togetherness? Presenting our handy dandy Thanksgiving weekend guide, with redwood walks, challenging hikes, monarch tours and kids' activities a-plenty.

Parks & Rec

Go Play Outside!

Moore Creek Preserve has few people and big views. Explore more beautiful Santa Cruz beaches and parks.

Eco News / Tromp Blog

The Post Office Jump Park nurtured some of the best riders in the sport, and became an international destination. From "Strength in Numbers" by Anthill Films.

Aptos Bike Parks Closing

The notice Mark Davidson posted on the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz website was headlined "The end of an era in Aptos." It's news we call knew was coming and still it stung a little to read it. "The world famous Post Office Jump Park and the Epicenter Pump Track in Aptos will be closing on February 17, 2015."

Gear Review

O’Neill Psycho 3

TechnoButter 2 sounds like something you might get covered in at a rave. It’s not.


Smiling little girl on a boat, wearing a life jacket

Get Involved

Santa Cruz is bursting with organizations working for ecological causes and businesses striving to do the right thing. Take a look at our Green Org and Green Biz listings to learn more.
Photo courtesy O'Neill Sea Odyssey.

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