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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
Mar 19 Published in Philosophicalpolitical musings by Purple | Comment (0)
Mar 13 Published in Real Estate, California Economics by member364276 | Comment (0)
California home sales continued strong last month as investors snapped up mid- to high-end homes, though it was unclear whether the rebound will continue through the year, real estate research firm DataQuick reported Wednesday.
The region recorded its highest February sales in six years, with 15,945 homes sold in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San
Mar 07 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate, California Economics by member364276 | Comment (0)
Increasing demand from new arrivals to the United States is helping to strengthen the housing sector, according to a new report from the Mortgage Bankers Association analyzing the effects of immigration on real estate market trends.
“Immigrants are an important and growing source of demand that has bolstered housing markets in recent decades,” Prof. Dowell
Mar 05 Published in Unique Food, stuff we like, Local Business, healthy chocolate, Gourmet Food, Foodie, California Economics, Business Referral, business opportunity, antioxidant by O Chocolate | Comment (0)
When it comes to eco-responsibility, many companies talk the talk, but do they really walk the walk? I can't speak for all Santa Cruz health supplement businesses, but I can tell you about MXI, the makers of Xocai healthy chocolate.
Feb 28 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Santa Cruz, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Almost every corner of the Bay Area is poised for robust home-price appreciation this year in a surge that will outpace projected national growth, according to a forecast from real-estate information site Zillow.com.
Looking at 245 Bay Area ZIP codes, Zillow projects that 244 will see home values ratchet up by significant margins in 2013, with 27 ZIPs
Feb 22 Published in Untagged by Chris | Comment (0)
There is a lot of current discussion in the City of Santa Cruz about needle exchange, and quite a few anecdotal reports of people encountering discarded needles in public.
Unfortunately, there isn't information about what to do if you find a discarded needle, who to call, or how to dispose of it. After asking around, a contact with SC County who wishes to
Feb 22 Published in coworking, art, Anniversary by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
Photos from 2013's Open House Extravaganza: the snacks were delicious. The art was plentiful and varied. The crowd was friendly and the accordionist played on...
At MakersFactory, Gamealot showed game pieces, some made by 3D printing
Dave Britton shows a visitor around MakersFactory:
Back in the coworking atrium, people enjoy art, snacks, beer and
Feb 20 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Many states with faster foreclosure processes are seeing sharper increases in home prices.
There are exceptions. And other factors, such as job growth, are likely stronger drivers of home price trends, economists say.
But home price data generally show stronger price increases in states where courts don't have to approve foreclosures than in states where they
Feb 15 Published in Westside Santa Cruz Real Estate, Santa Cruz Real Estate, Santa Cruz, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Turnaround trends continued apace in the Bay Area housing market last month with the strongest January sales in six years and the tenth straight year-over-year increase in the median sale price, a real estate information service reported.
A total of 5,501 new and resale houses and condos were sold in the nine-county Bay Area last month. That was down 28.4
Feb 12 Published in Unique Food, stuff we like, stuff we all need, really good food, Mental Health, Local Business, healthy chocolate, Health, Gourmet Food, Foodie, business opportunity, antioxidant by O Chocolate | Comment (0)
Many of my Healthy chocolate blog articles have focused on the link between vascular health and antioxidant levels. Two of the most potent antioxidants are epicatechins and catechins.
Feb 12 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
What has been reported nationally about the resurgent single-family housing market and the reasons for its recent growth spurt undoubtedly applies to California. Low inventory, rising median sales prices and a swarm of cash investors are just a few of the explanations, but it's important to remember that the local market is unique inits own right. From
Feb 06 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
The CoreLogic Pending HPI indicates that January 2013 home prices, including distressed sales, are expected to rise by 7.9 percent on a year-over-year basis from January 2012 and fall by 1 percent on a month-over-month basis from December 2012, reflecting a seasonal winter slowdown. Excluding distressed sales, January 2013 house prices are poised to rise
Jan 28 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Santa Cruz, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
If California is a setter of future real estate trends -- as it has been in the past -- a report that foreclosures in the Golden State fell to the lowest level since 2006 is good news for the entire nation. According to San Diego-based DataQuick, the number of California homeowners pushed into the foreclosure process fell last quarter to the lowest level in
Jan 23 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Sales of existing homes slipped 1 percent in the month of December as strict mortgage lending standards and scant inventory restricted sales, according to data on the latest real estate market trends released today by the National Association of Realtors.
Total existing homes, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops declined
Jan 22 Published in Tribute, Productivity, Local News, Local Event, Local Business, Employment, Economics, Current Events, Cruzioworks, Cruzio, coworking by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
Chris Guillebeau presented his new book 'The $100 Startup' on Monday, January 21st with over 175 people in Cruzio's coworking space, Cruzioworks. Chris discussed the focus of his new book briefly but a majority of his time was spent as "Q&AA" which stands for Questions and Attempted Answers. Chris took questions from everything regarding his thoughts on