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Sep 01 Published in Russian, Mrs. Globe, Beauty Contest by Polar Star | Comment (0)
Belarus’ Kuznetsova crowned Mrs. Universe 2013
MINSK, 12 August (BelTA) - Belarus’ representative Svetlana Kuznetsova has triumphed at the international beauty contest Mrs. Universe 2013, BelTA learnt from Natalia Trofimova, the national director of the contest Mrs. Universe Belarus.
This year the prestigious international contest had two winners: one was
Sep 01 Published in Literature, art by Purple | Comment (0)
Ghosts of Killer Nashville
The elevator of the Hutton Hotel howled like an aggrieved ghost. The occupants exchanged nervous glances even though we were mystery writers on our way to a conference called Killer Nashville. For an hour we could watch a grisly slideshow of bones and listen to Dr. Hugh E. Berryman discuss cleaning the remains with Biz soap, but
Aug 30 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
The Bay Area's housing market staged a breakthrough in July, reaching the highest level of sales for any month in nearly seven years, according to a report Thursday. The housing recovery has been bogged down by a lack of inventory. This month's report indicates that is no longer the case, as sellers respond to double-digit price increases.
Aug 29 Published in Internet, Cruzio by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
Given revelations over the last several years that US citizens are under surveillance by the NSA and other government agencies which are assisted by large communications and media corporations as reported in the press, we at Cruzio Internet have received requests from our customers for information on our privacy policies as well as our policies and
Aug 22 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, California Economics by member364276 | Comment (0)
The U.S. housing recovery continues to make gains. New home sales have
Aug 19 Published in Technology, Santa Cruz, Politics, Local Business, Internet, gigcity, Economics, Current Events, Cruzio by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
Last week we rolled down to Carmel to speak for our alloted 3 minutes at an open CPUC meeting. This is what we said:
Re: Central Coast Broadband Investment
In the past, telecommunications was classed as a public utility: similarly to electricity, gas or water, infrastructure was regulated and shared due to the high costs of construction and maintenance.
Aug 15 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
The red-hot Southern California housing market finally got a dose of cold water.
The region's median home price in July remained flat from a month earlier,
Aug 13 Published in Internet, Geekery, Cruzio by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
We eat, sleep and breathe Internet here at Cruzio, and we know that in Santa Cruz we're not the only ones. This is a high-tech community, with a thriving tech scene that's right about ready to explode. So I guess it shouldn't surprise us that folks around the County are crying out for ever better, faster, more reliable broadband.
Even so, the demand for our
Aug 08 Published in website, Cruzio by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
Our website, cruzio.com, has always been a big, big part of our company, our culture and our identity -- and we hope Santa Cruz's community culture. Just as Cruzio was born out of Chris and Peggy's passion for the technology and the opportunities it offered to connect people in new ways, the site started as a portal for the community, not as a way to sell
Aug 01 Published in Untagged by member364276 | Comment (0)
In June, home sales with equity value jumped again to their highest level in over a year. At the same time, a large drop in distressed sales, fueled by a 200% drop in bank owned sales showed that the real estate market is growing a healthy, wide spread recovery.
"These are the types of good numbers everyone can be happy with," said Chris Pollinger, Senior
Jul 23 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
In 2012, the housing market got a boost from the long-term stability of mortgage rates. The Federal Reserve’s stimulus measures helped keep borrowing costs near record lows for much of last year, and through the first few months of 2012.
Low rates helped bring home buyers off the sidelines and into the market, driving home prices north across much of the
Jul 15 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
While judicial foreclosure auctions jumped 34% between June 2012 and last month, national foreclosure activity decreased 14% in June from the previous month, down to its lowest level since December 2006, according to locally based
Jul 03 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Jun 14 Published in Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
For the Monterey County real-estate industry, it’s game on. Key indicators across the board are showing a vibrancy not seen since the financial market crash of 2008.
More homeowners are seeing equity return as fewer mortgages are underwater. Home sale prices are back to within a whisker’s width of where they were in 2008 at the start of the real-estate
Jun 02 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Are you finally off the fence and doing a little home shopping? As the market heats up and sellers regain control, here are a couple of trends to consider.
Low mortgage rates
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace is currently hovering near historic lows, at 3.78 percent. And while rates have crept up this past week, they're not going
May 01 Published in website, Technology, Cruzio, Consulting, Community by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
Cruzio is revamping our award-winning website, cruzio.com and we're requesting proposals from local web designers and design teams to manage this project. It's been several years since we last overhauled cruzio.com, and we're excited to collaborate with our thriving tech community on the next step in our site's evolution.
Cruzio requires a
Apr 28 Published in Movies, Big Lebowski by Wordsmith | Comment (0)
I recently watched BILLY BUDD, a 1962 movie based upon Herman Melville's short novel. Directed by Peter Ustinov, who also played Captain Vere, BILLY BUDD starred twenty year old Terrence Stamp in the title role, a stunning debut that earned him an Academy Award nomination. It was independently produced on a modest budget and is a taut and compelling
Apr 04 Published in Untagged by member921467 | Comment (0)
Come Support Big Brothers Big Sisters on April 20th and 21st at the Boardwalk Bowl for the 30th Bowl For Kids' Sake event!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County is facing a great challenge. There are 70 youth waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister relationship! This waiting list can only be eliminated with the help of our community. All proceeds