Edibles Crawl with Event Santa Cruz

Event Santa Cruz, a monthly event that showcases thriving local businesses and the people behind them, organized a downtown Edibles Crawl.

On November 20, 2013, Event Santa Cruz, a monthly event founded by Matthew Swinnerton that showcases thriving local businesses and the people behind them, organized an Edibles Crawl to several food establishments in downtown Santa Cruz. At 5:30 pm, a group of approximately twenty people convened at the corner of Cedar and Lincoln next to the weekly downtown farmers’ market.

The Edibles Crawl food tour, led by Christine Bennett, began with a sampling of canned “synergy” drinks from Aaron Hinde, President of LifeAID Beverage Company, Inc. Our first stop was the Santa Cruz Farmers’ Market, where longtime manager Naish Dhillon introduced us to the market. While there we visited Fran Grayson, owner of The Truck Stop, a mobile food truck and catering service.

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Autumn at Fall Creek, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

I was an undergraduate student at UCSC when I first visited Fall Creek on a field trip with my Environmental Interpretation class taught by Jenny Anderson.

Fall Creek, part of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains, is accessed in the town of Felton. I was an undergraduate student at UC Santa Cruz, majoring in Environmental Studies, when I first visited Fall Creek on a field trip with my Environmental Interpretation class taught by the wonderful Jenny Anderson. Ever since that class outing in 2001, where we learned about Fall Creek’s rich history and ecological diversity, it has been my favorite hiking spot in the area. On November 11, 2013, a beautiful autumn day, I hiked with a friend to the old limekilns and took a few photographs of trees and mushrooms during the excursion.

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¡Mesoamérica Resiste! A New Campaign by the Beehive Design Collective

Beehive Collective presented ¡Mesoamerica Resiste!, the long-awaited third graphics campaign in an epic trilogy, at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

On November 12, 2013, Sakura of the Beehive Design Collective presented ¡Mesoamérica Resiste!, the long-awaited third graphics campaign in an epic trilogy, at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. ¡Mesoamérica Resiste! is a graphic story-telling about resistance to neo-colonialism and mega-projects in Mexico and Central America.

The Bees explain their work best!

MESOAMÉRICA RESISTE is the long awaited final installment in the Beehive’s graphic trilogy about globalization in the Americas! This collaboratively produced educational illustration was created through an intensive process of grassroots research that started in 2004, when an initial team from the US, Canada, and Mexico traveled together from Mexico to Panama to meet with communities organizing against the mega-infrastructure projects of a regional integration plan then known as Plan Puebla Panama.

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Peace and Unity March 2013 in Watsonville and Pajaro

More than 150 people participated in the annual march to commemorate the lives of community members who have been killed since 1994.

On November 2, 2013, Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, more than 150 people participated in the annual Peace and Unity March in Watsonville to commemorate the lives of community members who have been killed since 1994. That year, Watsonville youth organized the first Peace and Unity March to address ongoing violence in the community, particularly after the slaying of 9 year-old Jessica Cortez and her 16 year-old brother, Jorge Cortez.

The Peace and Unity Coalition includes local youth, community groups and families who have lost loved ones to violence. The Coalition says the march provides “a safe space for families of victims and our local community to come together to organize an event to speak out against violence in the streets of South Santa Cruz County.”

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