Local Talk

What’s your take on Santa Cruz locals?

lt ryanSanta Cruz locals are really friendly once you know them. I think a lot of them have a hard time leaving, and I would too.

Ryan Carle, Santa Cruz, Biologist










lt mirandaI miss seeing them, they’re not as obvious as before. The characters were more unique, and now I see more people who are more uniformly dressed, and young students.

Miranda Janeschild, Santa Cruz, Occupational Therapist







lt stephanThe locals in Santa Cruz are as diverse as the terrain. You have people from every walk of life, every economic status, every religion, philosophy, and viewpoint.

Stephan Hoffman, Santa Cruz, Bike Shop Guru







lt danePeople here are just like anywhere else.

Dane Boberg, Santa Cruz, Retired







lt bryanNo valley kooks or slugs and I’m OK.

Bryan Ballard, Santa Cruz, Male Escort

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Matthew is a California native and has lived in Santa Cruz for 34 years. A sculptor, photographer, avid biker and professional disc golfer, he has played tournaments in more than ten states and is the winner of the 2002 New Zealand Championships. 

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