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September 17, 2009

While Monterey becomes the center of the jazz universe for the weekend at the 52nd Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Santa Cruz carries on in its inimitable way of offering everything under the sun every day of the week.
September 17, 2009

There are a number of attractions that draw the crowds each year at the Santa Cruz County Fair - blooming onions, anyone? But, it's easy to forget that the fair is bringing in some big-name live entertainment as well. Here's a look at who's playing when at the fair this week. All headline shows take place on the Amphitheatre Stage at the Fairgrounds in Watsonville. Concerts are free with fair admission ticket.
September 17, 2009

What's more American than apple pie? Winning the apple pie baking contest at the Santa Cruz County Fair. The winning pies from the 33rd annual opening day contest sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Fair are on display in the Harvest Building at the fair.
September 16, 2009

David Yanez, 9, sat basking in the sun with a dripping multicolored snow cone. He was savoring his $95 award for planting a winning succulent garden. Sitting next to him, his 13-year-old sister watched fairgoers pass while she tried to drink what slush remained in her paper cup before it spilled all over her lap.
September 15, 2009

From Blue Oyster Cult to Mexican wrestling, from homemade jams to hand-crafted quilts, from pigs in pens to a sea lion show, Santa Cruz County Fair organizers think they have something for everybody.
September 15, 2009

On Saturday, 15-year-old Tabetha Smith walked circles around the Wizard’s Chamber, trying to get a cloud of smoke swirling up from a grate in the floor to form into a tornado. Nearby, a beach ball hovered in midair, held aloft by a column of fast-moving air.

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