Take care of yourselves My Beach Towns. The flu in our area is very unkind.

SANTA CRUZ >> Santa Cruz County had its first death from the flu outbreak that is sweeping the state, according to a local public health official.The man who died Friday was in his 60s. One more local case is “teetering,” an

Aptos Village housing development in My Beach Towns.

SANTA CRUZ >> From downtown Santa Cruz to Aptos, one construction company is investing $110 million in Santa Cruz County, building bigger than in the past, 242 homes over two years.That company is
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If you have a chance, get out to Natural Bridges to see the Monarch butterflies that fly above you by the thousands! We got the kids today and headed over and were just "wow'd"... This iPhone video does not do it justice.

This could be a lot of fun and a great opportunity for My Beach Towns!

City officials around Santa Cruz County are looking at new ways of decreasing traffic congestion.

What a glorious view from Seascape in My Beach Towns. In December! Happy Holidays : )

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Wilder Ranch Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 9 from 11am to 3pm

Step back in time for an old-fashioned holiday celebration at Wilder Ranch State Park. Hands-on activities and presentations include candle and wreath making, cookie decorating, machine shop and blacksmith demonstrations, tours of the 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse and 1897 Victorian home, and strolling Victorian carolers. Hot-spiced cider and Mexican hot chocolate, as well as baked goods are available for purchase. Visitors are encouraged to dress in turn of the century costumes. Event is free; vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, please call (831) 426-0505. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

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Have you tried the avocado toast at Cat and Cloud? Yum!!! Pleasure Point and Abbot Square in My Beach Towns.

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I don’t know about you, but this one wheel skateboard made in Santa Cruz is rad and at 53, I want one! Have you ridden one?

SANTA CRUZ >> After raising $630,000 last year with a campaign on Kickstarter, Kyle Doerksen is moving his startup from Mountain View to Santa Cruz and hiring engineers, marketing and customer service staff.He said he’s tired of co

Santa Cruz Downtown Holiday Parade, Saturday, 12/2 at 10 am - 12:30 pm. Bring your shopping bags and have fun : )

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Lighted Boat Parade!

When: Saturday, 12/2 at 5:30 pm
Where: Santa Cruz Harbor


The Lighted Boat Parade is a Santa Cruz tradition! Dress warm, bring a warm beverage, and enjoy the magic of the lights and decorations on the water : )

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IMPORTANT CORRECTION FROM EARLIER VIDEO POST: Lighted parade is at Santa Cruz Harbor, NOT Santa Cruz Wharf. Please see link for all correct details.

32nd Annual - Lighted Boat Parade Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm This year the 32nd Annual - Lighted Boat Parade is on Saturday December 2, 2017.  This year's theme is "Holiday Magic!" The parade begins at 5:30, but the fun in the harbor starts much earlier.  The fun begins when you make th...

Elephant Seal Guided Walks start the 2nd week in December. Come see what its like to be among these giant creatures! Just another incredible natural treat here at My Beach Towns!

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Learn what our Elephant Seal Guided Walks are all about!

The Santa Cruz High School Boys Basketball program hosts the 62nd Annual Emmett Thompson Memorial Dad’s Club Basketball Tournament at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on December 7th-9th. Basketball fans of all ages will enjoy seeing 8 local high school varsity teams compete over 3 days, with 4 games each round. This historic tournament, now in its 62nd year, kicks off the local boys high school basketball season.

Proceeds benefit the Santa Cruz High School Boys... Basketball program. Come out and cheer on your favorite team!

Tickets sold at the door:
$8 General Admission
$5 Students & Seniors (60 & over)
$2 Kids (ages 5-10)
Kids ages 4 & under are FREE
$20 for a 3-Day Pass

Game Times:
Thurs./Fri., Dec 7th-8th: 3:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm, 8:00pm
Sat. Dec 9th: 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:15pm, 6:00pm (Championship Game)

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Alfaro Winery on Passport Saturday, in My Beach Towns.

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Blue Whales, which are the largest animals on Planet Earth, and their friends, the Fin Whales which are the second largest animal on Earth are gracing us with their presence! About 50 of them, which is rare in November have been spotted and video taped visiting the Monterey Bay.

About 50 blues whales have been spotted off Monterey's coast this week, which is very rare for November. Blue whales are the largest animals on Earth, followed...

Fun for the whole family in My Beach Towns! Mark your calendars : )

December 1-3, during open hours
Museum of Natural History
FREE Admission


Enjoy nature’s gifts and explore the Museum of Natural History during our Winter Open House. Celebrate the season with crafts and activities, and take advantage of our store-wide sale to find something special for the nature-lovers in your life.

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The free admission week to the amazing aquarium for Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito County residents is back beginning December 2nd through December 10th.

Those living in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties will once again be treated to free admission at the Monterey Bay Aquarium this holiday season.