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Nov 04 Published in short story, Fiction by Wordsmith | Comment (0)
This short story began as a writing exercise for a class I took at Cabrillo last semester. The exercise was writing a conversation between two characters, describing the setting, then creating a back story and future story for one or both of the characters. The instructor liked it, so I decided to turn the completed assignment into a short story.
Oct 31 Published in Upcoming Events, Surfing, steamer lane, Local Event, Local Business, Internet, Cruzio, Coldwater Classic by Listingmaverick | Comment (0)
The Coldwater Classic is one of the World's premier surf events, and this year Cruzio Internet is providing a premier high-speed Internet connection to live stream video of the competition for the first time.
"Watching surf contests being shown live over the Internet from Huntington Beach earlier this year really raised our competitive hackles," says
Oct 29 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate, California Economics by member364276 | Comment (0)
In the days leading up to the great recession, California led the country in subprime mortgage loans — reckless transactions that played a major role in the housing market bust, both here and throughout the rest of the country. However, a new RealtyTrac data report published in the San Francisco Chronicle shows the California housing market now
Oct 18 Published in Untagged by member364276 | Comment (0)
Beautifully designed and well maintained home next to Moran
Oct 16 Published in Untagged by member364276 | Comment (0)
California home sales and prices will likely rise this year and in 2013, though
Sales of existing, single-family homes are up 6.5 percent through August compared to the same period last year. After a slight
Oct 10 Published in Untagged by member364276 | Comment (0)
In another positive sign for the housing market, the nation's so-called shadow inventory of properties in the foreclosure pipeline fell by more than 10 percent in July from the same period a year before, CoreLogic reported Tuesday. The tracking firm in Irvine, Calif., said the number of housing units in jeopardy of foreclosure -- or that lenders have
Oct 08 Published in Untagged by member202862 | Comment (0)
Testing Cruzio's "Blog" feature. Looks pretty
Sep 27 Published in Untagged by member364276 | Comment (0)
Pro Teck Valuation Services’ September Home Value Forecast Update examines why there will not be a flood of foreclosure housing stock across the U.S. market and how metro areas in Southern California, Texas and Maryland are experiencing positive real estate trends.
“With regard to the U.S. foreclosure inventory, there has been a misperception that it is
Sep 23 Published in Road Dangers, Bicycling by Wordsmith | Comment (8)
There's a scourge that's plaguing the roadways of Santa Cruz, and it's drivers who open the car door into the bike lane right in front of oncoming bicyclists. As I long time bicyslist I can say that this used to be a very rare occurrence, done by complete accident by drivers were appropriately apologetic.
But over the past year, I've noticed a sharp
Sep 21 Published in Santa Cruz coworking, Productivity, Local Business, Cruzioworks, coworking by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
We work hard at Cruzioworks. Many small companies and individuals have their own goals but also help each other and find interesting ways to collaborate. We work all sorts of hours, use tremendous amounts of Internet and drink amazing amounts of caffeinated beverages.
And frequently, one of our coworking companies finishes a project. Elegant, useful,
Sep 16 Published in Untagged by member364276 | Comment (0)
Radar Logic and other people are still cranky about the housing market. They opine that the recent strength in national housing price figures won't last because of something latent lurking out there on the supply side. In statistics, latent variables can be perfectly legitimate -- but if it results in perennially brushing aside contradicting observable
Sep 12 Published in Untagged by member364276 | Comment (0)
The cover story for the September 10th weekly magazine Barron's is on the recent surge in real estate and how the rise in property prices is no fluke. In the article by Jonathan R. Laing titled "Happy at Last," readers are given a cautiously optimistic assessment of what has already been a well established trend in the real estate market. A distinction
Sep 10 Published in Untagged by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
More photos from Cruzio's party...
Now the human chess game begins. Adia makes sure everyone is in place.
Tenolian and Adia
It got a little confusing right away.
Soon a real game developed
Rayven was kinged. Elena is to the right. Guests are behind he and that one guy's expression is priceless.
Paul mulls over strategy.
Sep 10 Published in Untagged by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
Sep 05 Published in Paintings, Local Event, Books, Authors in town by Purple | Comment (0)
Aug 30 Published in Untagged by member364276 | Comment (0)
U.S. home prices rose in June from a year earlier for the first time in nearly two years, according to data released Tuesday. Is this the start of a bounce back for housing, or is it just a cheerful blip in the numbers before prices resume their fall?
Bet on neither. Instead, assume for planning purposes that U.S. house prices will rise by an average of 2.3%
Aug 28 Published in Santa Cruz, Politics, Local News, Local Event, Local Doings, Local Business, Current Events, Cruzio by Listingmaverick | Comment (0)
Inside Scoop: Ice Cream and Conversation with the Santa Cruz City Council Candidates
Santa Cruz NEXT, Cruzio Internet, Civinomics, and Santa Cruz Geeks are joining forces to hold a ice cream social with the Santa Cruz City Council candidates.
Come mix and mingle with the candidates over drinks and ice cream on Wednesday, September 19th from 6 to 9 pm
Aug 19 Published in Untagged by member364276 | Comment (0)
Aug 08 Published in Local Projects, Local News, Local Business, Fiber, Current Events, Cruzioworks, Cruzio by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
Santa Cruz has always been known as a beach community, an oasis where Bay Area citizens can escape into the sunny bliss of rolling surf and beautiful redwoods. However, in recent months, Santa Cruz is making waves in another way, following Kansas City, Chattanooga and Lafayette in creating a hyper-connected "Gig City."
But where other cities have relied on
Aug 08 Published in Untagged by member364276 | Comment (0)
U.S. homeowners are getting better about keeping up with mortgage payments, driving the percentage of borrowers who have fallen behind to a three-year low, according to a new report.
Still, the rate of decline remains slow, credit reporting agency TransUnion said Wednesday. The percentage of mortgages going unpaid is unlikely to return anytime soon to where