Giant Dipper riders scream down the roller coaster's initial plunge. (Shmuel Thaler/Sentinel)
Digital Producer Christina Gullickson (that’s me) is working on compiling a list of some of the best things to do in Santa Cruz County. I’ve had a lot of internal input on things that should make the list, but I want to hear from you, too.
Some of the suggestions so far include “Ride the Roaring Camp Railroad — at night,” “Ride the Giant Dipper at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk” and “Eat a Big Sur slice from Pizza My Heart.”
What “totally Santa Cruz” activity would you suggest to someone who had never been here before — or to someone who’d lived here their entire life?
You can go crazy in the comments and list everything you’ve ever done or wanted to do in Santa Cruz, or you can email me directly at cgullickson (at) santacruzsentinel (dot) com — or you can even tweet at me.
Nick Ericksen blasts the top off an unassuming wave Monday evening at Steamer Lane. Tyler Fox photo – www.santacruzwaves.com.
We started a partnership yesterday with Santa Cruz Waves. This comes after bumping into great photo after great photo from Tyler Fox’s website on Facebook and Twitter, and then some exchanges about possibilities, and a couple face-to-face meetings. The idea is that we help Santa Cruz Waves promote a uniquely Santa Cruz site, we share some of their work with our audience (more than 5 million visitors in 2011), and help them grow.
The goal of this partnership is to become the world-wide authority on all things surf in Santa Cruz – led by Santa Cruz Waves, supported by us.
It’s exactly the kind of partnership we’re going to pursue in a variety of areas. Photo and content sharing is a start, business and revenue possibilities are part of the discussion. We plan to collaborate in coverage of big events and on breaking news at the beach. We’ll also regularly run Santa Cruz Waves photos in the print edition.
The reason this makes so much sense to us is Tyler Fox. Read his profile. But also, check out the photos and his site.
In the past week, we’ve noticed a good handful of people expressing good feelings, through their social media accounts, about being covered in the Sentinel. We’re going to gather together those tweets and posts and watch the collection grow over time.
For the purposes of this project, we’re probably more likely to find people who are pleased with our coverage, although we realize that’s not always the case.
Want to get our attention? Use this hashtag: #iwasinthesentinel
I live on the Lower Westside. For many years a green, medium size plaster Buddha has been sitting in my front yard facing east and watching the sun rise for me as I am rarely awake that early.
Friday morning, I went outside to find that my Buddha was gone, taken Thursday night I presume. I am concerned about the person who took him. Perhaps they are not aware of the cosmic law that is, whomever shall purloin another person’s Buddha is developing for themselves some seriously bad Karma. Trust me, no one wants that. Therefore, I suggest that you divest yourself of negativity and bring back Buddha immediately. Thank you.
John Morris, Santa Cruz
Online readers, including the Buddha-kidnapper, you may be able restore balance in the universe. Can you bring back this Buddha?