Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Shmuel Thaler

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Recent articles by Shmuel:

Photo | A foggy start to the week in Santa Cruz

Thick fog hung densely to the coast in Santa Cruz Monday morning before burning off in most locations in Santa Cruz County before noon. The National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly clear … → Read More

Photo | Crow adorns iconic Surfer Statue in Santa Cruz

A crow roosts on Santa Cruz’s iconic Surfer Statue on West Cliff Drive this week. → Read More

Photo | Utility worker keeps lines in order in Santa Cruz

A PG&E worker rises above the fray to perform utility line work next to the Tannery Arts Center, at left, in Santa Cruz. → Read More

Photos | Ocean creates a wave show in Santa Cruz

Mother nature puts on a show Friday morning as a waves from a turbulent Pacific Ocean crash at Mitchell’s Cove in Santa Cruz shortly after high tide. → Read More

Photo | Monterey Bay sparkles in the morning

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary sparkles in morning sunlight. A combination of pleasure boats, research vessels and fishing boats can be seen from Santa Cruz to Monterey and beyond. → Read More

Photo | Friends, family remember Mary McCaslin

Percussionist Jim Norris intones a blessing as the celebration of life for Mary McCaslin gets under way at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on Sunday. → Read More

Photo | Filmmaker shares Stories from the Tree of Life

Filmmaker Patrice O’Neill hosted a Q-and-A at the 418 Project in downtown Santa Cruz Sunday night following the screening of her film, “Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life.” → Read More

Strike at UC Santa Cruz reaches Week 2

Striking graduate students continued walking the picket line Monday morning at the main entrance to the UC Santa Cruz campus. → Read More

Photo | Making a big splash at Cold Water

Taro Watanabe makes a splash as he bursts through a wave a Steamer Lane during his victory over Cole Houshmand in the semifinals on Friday at the O’Neill Cold Water Classic surf contest in Sa… → Read More

Photo | A quiet reflection at the Cold Water Classic

Santa Cruz surfer Nat Young looks out at the Monterey Bay as a flight of cormorants wings south during one of Young’s heats at this week’s O’Neill Cold Water Classic surf contest. → Read More

Photo | Squirrel enjoys a fruit snack in Santa Cruz

A squirrel nibbles on a purloined persimmon amongst a tangle of utility lines after making a quick getaway from a tree on Laurel Street in Santa Cruz. → Read More

Photo | Monarchs return to Santa Cruz County

Monarch butterflies group together for warmth and safety in a eucalyptus grove at Lighthouse Field State Beach in Santa Cruz this week. → Read More

Photo | Nat Young advances at Cold Water Classic in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz surfer Nat Young uses his local knowledge to dominate his heat Wednesday morning in the round of 64 at the O’Neill Cold Water Classic surf contest at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz. → Read More

Photos | Cold Water Classic begins five-day run at Steamer Lane

Coaches, friends and spectators line the Lighthouse Point cliff in Santa Cruz on Tuesday during the opening round of the five-day O’Neill Cold Water Classic surf contest. → Read More

Photo | Glider returns to Santa Cruz with ocean data

A wave glider is hoisted onto the Santa Cruz harbor dock after 50 days at sea collecting data 120 miles offshore. → Read More

Photo | Santa Cruz County vote count continues

The Santa Cruz County Elections Department added a batch of 22,428 tabulated votes Monday afternoon to its unofficial election results. → Read More

Photo | Low clouds don’t hinder geese wedge

A wedge of Canada geese wings through low-lying clouds in Santa Cruz this week as the Monterey Bay glistens in morning sunlight at top. → Read More

Photo | Solving a mystery in Santa Cruz with an ‘Alice’ theme

A combined contingent from teams called Late Rabbit and Queen’s Guard look for clues at Church and Chestnut streets in Santa Cruz on Saturday. → Read More

Photo | City backs proper recycling of political signs

Political campaign signs brought to a dumpster at the city of Santa Cruz Corporation Yard on River Street are ready for recycling. → Read More

Photo | Remembering vets on Veteran’s Day

Former Navy Seabee David Schoch is nuzzled by a quarterhorse named Bud as Schoch participates in a Qigong led my fellow veteran Charlie Jenks at the Jean Kvamme Center for Adaptive Riding in Zayant… → Read More