Category Archives: travel

Santa Cruz traffic: Breaking the gridlock

From the Sentinel Opinion page;  the May 16, 2013 Editorial:     Bridges are all the topic these days. In the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s the Bay Bridge — or rather the snapped steel bolts and possible delay in … Continue reading

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Dodgers-Giants: Tale of two stadiums

On the past two Tuesday evenings, I was able to attend a major league baseball game involving my favorite team, the world champion San Francisco Giants. The first game, on the night of April 2 was at Dodger Stadium in … Continue reading

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Dead man’s curve: Highway 17 horrors revisited

Accident scene Friday at Laurel Curve, Highway 17/Bill Lovejoy photo, Sentinel Spring can’t come soon enough at Highway 17’s Laurel Curve. Tragically, a man lost his life there on a rainy, late-winter Friday morning. The head-on collision closed all northbound … Continue reading

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Christianity dying in Mideast/God is Dead theologian … dead

Israel’s ambassador to the United States, writing Friday in the Wall Street Journal, said that contrary to popular thinking, Christianity is not disappearing from the Israeli portion of the Holy Land, but outside his country, in Muslim-governed lands. In the … Continue reading

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Cell phone fines save drivers’ lives

Here’s some good news about our state government: A 2008 law approved in the Legislature is doing just what the author intended. It’s saving lives. We’re talking, hands-free of course, about the cell phone law sponsored by state Sen. Joe … Continue reading

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State parks can still be saved

Gov. Jerry Brown’s official website features a rotating display of dazzling photos featuring California’s many picturesque state parks. Among the parks representing California’s best attributes are Garrapata State Park on the Big Sur coast and Gray Whale Cove, a beach … Continue reading

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What now for La Bahia beach hotel?

Development in the city of Santa Cruz is never easy. In the case of building a new hotel with even modest conference facilities, it’s proving maddeningly slow and frustrating. The push for such a hotel stretches back decades. The only … Continue reading

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Giants trophy coming to Santa Cruz

What better place for the San Francisco Giants World Series trophy to descend than Santa Cruz? This is a baseball crazy county and the Giants — face it A’s fans — are king. The Giants, masters of community outreach, are … Continue reading

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Mavericks and the Eddie: Big wave bonanza

Big wave season has hit — everywhere! Go figure — on a week where Mavericks in Half Moon Bay might once again hold an awe-inspiring big wave, big money (relatively) contest, Hawaii is experiencing an epic swell. On the North … Continue reading

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Shark!

So I’m at Rio del Mar beach Saturday, along with about 2 million other people, and some porpoises were cruising along about 150 yards offshore, their black dorsal fins easily visible from shore. Then a woman yelled. “Shark,” at the … Continue reading

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