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Jan 22 Published in Untagged by Gary | Comment (0)
One of my previous Netflix recommendations is "The People vs. George Lucas" and in that movie it mentions a guy who is putting together a version of the original Star Wars movie from 15 second fan-created segments collected from contributors from all corners of the Internet. Well, that video is out now and is called Star Wars Uncut. You can watch it
Jan 20 Published in Remembrance, Reflections by Purple | Comment (0)
Jan 18 Published in Untagged by Gary | Comment (0)
I do not know much about these two bills, but I am quickly learning about them today, because of all the news about them all over the Internet. Initially, I would have to say I am against them based on what I've heard and because websites whose opinion I respect are against them. So the basic info I know so far:
SOPA is the bill in the House and stands for
Jan 17 Published in Untagged by Gary | Comment (0)
Today is Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday. You can stream a movie on Netflix called "When We Were Kings". It's a documentary that uses the 1974 Ali-Foreman fight in Kinsasha, Zaire as a reason to create a portrait of Ali and what he meant to people at the time. I like it, but it may be a little slow-paced and old-fashioned for most people. When I was a kid, he
Jan 16 Published in recycling, ewaste, ecycling by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
Cruzio/Hope Services E-Waste Recycling DaySaturday, January 21st, 2012
9 am–3 pm
It's time to do a little winter cleaning. No, don't stress!
Just take a look in your closet. Do you see an old VCR tucked behind some moth-eaten sweaters? Check your garage. Is that a broken fax machine, there
Jan 16 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Santa Cruz, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Home sales in Santa Cruz County in December were brisk as median price, the midpoint of what sold, was $475,000, remaining less than $500,000 for 11 of the past 12 months. The figures come from Gary Gangnes of Real Options Realty, who noted the December volume was up 24 percent from a year ago. It was the highest since 2004, when the boom was on and the
Jan 15 Published in Remembrance, Reflections by Purple | Comment (0)
Jan 13 Published in Untagged by Gary | Comment (0)
I watched the Hoffman's episode of Restaurant: Impossible on Wednesday night. I have a few things to say about it and about these kind of shows in general. First, to repeat what I said Wednesday, I have never seen this show and watched out of curiosity about the Hoffmans and their situation. I have probably seen a dozen episodes of various shows of this
Jan 11 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Santa Cruz, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Has the U.S. housing market hit a bottom? Do we have further to go? When will a recovery start? These are the questions every homeowner and real estate investor are currently asking themselves - or should be.
Wall Street firms have optimistically been betting that the bottom's here. Research firms like Zelman & Associates predict the sector will pick up this
Jan 11 Published in Untagged by Gary | Comment (0)
Tonight at 10pm the Food Channel show Restaurant:Impossible will have a episode about Hoffman's, the restaurant on Pacific. I've never seen this show, but I will watch tonight out of curiosity. The premise is that a team from the show comes in to totally turn around a restaurant (re-build, re-decorate and re-do the menu) in 48 hours. The main webpage for
Jan 10 Published in weight loss, Unique Food, stuff we like, Local Business, healthy chocolate, Health Care, Foodie, California Economics, business opportunity by O Chocolate | Comment (0)
The health and wellness market is booming in Santa Cruz. If you don't believe me, try to find a free machine at your nearest gym or locate a spot on the floor for your mat at a crowded yoga class. Though many industries are struggling in this economy, companies that sell health supplements and provide other wellness products and services are finding a
Jan 10 Published in Paintings, MakersFactory, Local Event, Local Doings, Local Business, Internet, Games, Free, Fine Art, Epic things, Cruzioworks, Cruzio, Announcement, 877 Cedar Street by Cruzio Reporter | Comment (0)
It's like a good old-fashioned block party in the middle of a downtown, high-tech nerve center, complete with all of your neighbors, local art, delicious food and a celebratory atmosphere.
Join Cruzio as we open our doors for an evening commemorating the growth of local
Jan 09 Published in Untagged by Gary | Comment (0)
A tweet from @MBARI_News (Monterey Bay Aquarium Reasearch Institute), links to a good article in the SJ Merc. about the new, under-construction, Visitor Center for the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. It is here in Santa Cruz near the base of the wharf. I drive by it nearly every day and it is looking good. Should be open in June. It will inform visitors
Jan 09 Published in Untagged by Purple | Comment (0)
Jan 07 Published in Untagged by Gary | Comment (0)
Man, what a great day in Santa Cruz! Sunny, in the 70's, lots of people out enjoying the day.
Stopped by the Swift Street Courtyard. Had a pint of brown ale at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewers. Tried a taste of the Ginger warmer and , for me, it is a little to sharp and spicey, but still a good version of this kind of beer. Walked around the corner to the the
Jan 05 Published in Untagged by Gary | Comment (0)
I fly into and outof Austin twice a year and look forward to trying a new restaurant every time. Austin is a great casual restaurant town. Last time I went I took my parents to Hopdoddy. It's a burger and beer joint, but, wow!, what burgers and beers! They grind their own meat, bake their own buns, make their own ice cream. And the interior has a modern,
Jan 03 Published in Untagged by Gary | Comment (0)
Big surf this morning at Steamer Lane.
Thie following site has been in the news for a few weeks, but it is funny and creative: Bad Lip Reading
They use videos of the presidential candidates and replace the audio with new words that match the lip movements of the video and use voices that are very close to the originals. Very
Jan 02 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate, California Economics by member364276 | Comment (0)
Bay Area homes have lost more than a third of a trillion dollars in value since the housing bubble burst about four years ago. And in the process, they have taken a big chunk of the economy with them.
During the boom, homeowners borrowed against that mountain of money, fueling a huge surge in everything from yacht sales in Silicon Valley to home heating
Jan 01 Published in Untagged by Gary | Comment (0)
Hello World. It is a beautiful, sunny and surprisingly warm day here in Santa Cruz. It is great to be able to open all the windows and let the fresh air in on a winter's day. Life is returning to normal after all the holiday activities. While it is great to have relatives visit, celebrate and catch up on what's happened over the year, it is also great to
Dec 29 Published in Untagged by Sara Isenberg | Comment (0)