Category Archives: Cruzio Blog

The Fiber Cut — One Year On…

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the fiber-optic cable cut that left much of Santa Cruz in the dark for more than 24 hours. (Otherwise known as The Great Internet Outage of 2009.) In our debriefing meetings at Cruzio in the days and weeks following the incident we discussed what happened, why it had the impact that it did, and how to make sure it didn’t happen again.

So what did happen?
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New Sentinel Groundbreaking Ceremony

Cruzio celebrated the beginning of construction (re-construction?) of the Sentinel Building this morning. Our partners in the building, Ecology Action and Joe Appenrodt, were a part of the festivities and the community joined us too! About 50 guests were there, by our count.

Many local luminaries were in attendance, such as Cynthia Matthews, Neal Coonerty, Chip, Katherine Beiers, Ron Slack, Fred Keeley and many more. Yes, we are name-dropping: we were so impressed with the illustrious turnout.
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Magic in the Glen: Shakespeare Santa Cruz and a Midsummer Night’s Dream

If there was ever a masterpiece meant to be brought to life among the redwoods of Santa Cruz, it is A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enchantment and wonder are no stretch of the imagination when the dappled light of a dreamy forest falls upon your face and friends gather to picnic in the Glen.

Now, I have to admit, from all of William’s works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is my absolute favorite. I’ve read it more times than I can count, I’ve seen it, and I’ve even rehearsed it; so while I am biased, I expect the absolute best.

And I got it.
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