An Interview with Andrea Mollenauer

Interview by Emma Castillo Featured photo by Adam Freidin. Other pictures by Crystal Birns Photography Andrea’s business is truly one of a kind. As an entrepreneur with 10 years of successful business experience under her belt, she shares her inspirational story that lead to the Food Lounge. The Food Lounge is an incredibly unique middle ground between a limited traditional restaurant and […]

Matthew Swinnerton

May 13, 2015

Beer, Sausages, and Lederhosen at the New Bohemian Spring Beer Fest

Written by: Molly Lautamo Thirsty beer lovers caused a small traffic jam on Graham Hill Road this past Friday, May 1st on their way to the New Bohemian Brewing Company’s first annual Spring Beer Fest. Families, couples, and groups of friends gathered in the Santa Cruz Mountains at Roaring Camp to enjoy beer, food, live […]

Matthew Swinnerton

May 7, 2015

1973: Event Wrap Up

Amidst the memories of hippie communes and labels like “the murder capital of the world,” Santa Cruz in 1973 was a start-up hub fornumber of businesses that mysteriously took off that year. At our event, 1973, we were lucky enough to hear what was going on from those who experienced it first hand – here is […]

Matthew Swinnerton

May 7, 2015

1973: Santa Cruz Edition

Written by: Amber Bushman   Santa Cruz, California- A coastal city, centrally situated between the Monterey Bay and the city of San Jose. One of the best vacation spots in California where travelers flock to every year for the mild climate, picturesque ocean views and towering redwoods. For locals, Santa Cruz remains a prime location […]

Matthew Swinnerton

April 29, 2015

The NEXTies from 2010 to Today: Encouraging Innovation & Collaboration in Santa Cruz County

What’s so special about Santa Cruz? What makes us think our small community, just one thirteenth the size of San Francisco, is full of enough inspiring individuals to justify holding an event in their honor every single year? Are the people in this town really pursuing such groundbreaking and life changing work that we need […]

Matthew Swinnerton

April 29, 2015

Berdels: A New Skate & Apparel Shop in Downtown Santa Cruz

Berdels, a new men’s clothing and skate shop has recently opened up on Pacific and Walnut downtown. We got the chance to catch up with the owner, Bubb Rader, to talk about the inspiration behind the name, the brand, and the good vibes. What is the story behind the name Berdels?  Berdel is my grandmother’s […]

Matthew Swinnerton

April 27, 2015

Interview: Martijn Stiphout of Ventana Surfboards and Supplies

Written by: Emma Castillo Event Santa Cruz had the chance to speak with Martijn Stiphout about the craft of wood shaping and environmentally conscious surfboard making. Here’s what the owner of Ventana Surfboards and Supplies had to say:   How did your company Ventana Surfboards come about?  I started off with a business partner in […]

Matthew Swinnerton

April 22, 2015

Big win for Santa Cruz – Ted Holladay and HZDG

Breaking News!!  Creative agency HZDG opens its fifth office location in Santa Cruz and hires creative visionary, the one and only Ted Holladay, as vice president, creative director. Congrats to Ted and to HZDG! What a great match and what a great win for Santa Cruz. The HZDG Santa Cruz office is hiring designers, developers, and account executives. Here’s […]

Matthew Swinnerton

April 22, 2015

LionFish SupperClub: Pop-Up Chic

Written by: Emma Castillo Photos by: Julia Miho Nakamura Meet the local chef behind the LionFish SupperClub. With a handful of interesting past experiences and influences, Chef Zachary Mazi thinks outside of the box with an alternative fine dining experience and has pioneered some exceptional ideas on how a meal should be served and enjoyed. […]

Matthew Swinnerton

April 20, 2015

#EntrepreneursOfTomorrow Wrap Up

#EntrepreneursOfTomorrow @Event Santa Cruz By Kaya Lindsay Last weeks event showcased 13 inspiring entrepreneurs. These speakers raised $60,000 in a crowdfunding campaign, got accepted into an incubator, have photographs featured in the Sentinel, won awards, created their own successful online store, speak more than one language, and the catch? They are all under 18 (well […]

Matthew Swinnerton

March 31, 2015