Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Shmuel Thaler

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Past articles by Shmuel:

Photos | Crews rebuild Main Street over Bates Creek in Soquel

Crews in Soquel scrambled to make repairs to the town’s main road, reconnecting residents who were trapped in their homes early Friday when Bates Creek washed out Main Street. → Read More

Photo gallery | Shmuel Thaler shares images from his recent trip to India

Sentinel photographer Shmuel Thaler shares images of his trip to India. → Read More

Photo | Bay shimmers for surfer riding a gentle swell

The Monterey Bay sparkles in midday sunshine Tuesday as a surfer grabs a ride on the gentle swell rolling into Pleasure Point. → Read More

Photo | Every dog has its day

It has been said that every dog has its day. Certainly seems true for this happy canine exulting in the sunshine during a ride on Mission Street in Santa Cruz on Monday. → Read More

Photo | Looking toward spring at UC Santa Cruz

The green blush on Monday of new growth on trees outside of the Humanities 1 building at UC Santa Cruz contrasts with the metallic staircases of the structure. Our unseasonably cold temperatures belie the inevitable sweetness of the coming spring. → Read More

Photo | Santa Cruz receives a break from the rain

SANTA CRUZ — West Cliff and other local spots Sunday were filled with cyclists, runners and strollers who took advantage of sunny conditions. The National Weather Service forecast calls for unseasonably cold temperatures and rain likely for much of the coming week. → Read More

Photo | Visitors take in view from Lighthouse Point

Visitors to Lighthouse Point in Santa Cruz look out to the open water. → Read More

Photo | Wearing ‘shades’ for a bright future

Jesse Reddell and his daughter Eleanor make their way along Peyton Street in Santa Cruz between Escalona Drive and King Street as Eleanor views the world from over her stylish sunglasses. → Read More

Photo | Wedding in India

Santa Cruz County residents Zoey Ocampo-Sobkoviak and Mariah Cohen cover their heads out of respect as they arrive at Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, a Sikh temple in Haridwar, India, last week to … → Read More

Photo | Art brightens up the scene on back of trailer

Chicken portraits on the back of a trailer brighten up the scene on Roger Drive on Santa Cruz’s Upper Westside as a delivery worker drives by at left. → Read More

Photo | Bodyboarders look for perfect moment

Two bodyboarders enter the surf zone at Its Beach. The break, a favorite among practitioners of the sport, is located just north of Lighthouse Point in Santa Cruz. → Read More

Photo | Road sign turned on its ‘head’ in Santa Cruz

Sometimes, for many of us, it feels that we are “juggling” too many balls in the air at the same time. → Read More

Photo | Green blooms in Schwan Lake

Blue sky reflects in Schwan Lake in Live Oak as Canada geese paddle through the green bacterial bloom covering the water. → Read More

Photo | Cyclists take tour at UC Santa Cruz

A decades-old fence rises near the Blacksmith Shop at UC Santa Cruz as cyclists merge onto Coolidge Drive after riding down the Great Meadow bike path. → Read More

Photo | Players get kick out of soccer at Westlake Park

Youth and adults play together collaboratively at Westlake Park during Hillel Rom’s weekly Saturday soccer training session. → Read More

Photo | Soquel student takes dip in the river Ganges

Soquel resident Bella Cambell exults as she takes a dip in Ganges River on Tuesday near Sri Ram Ashram in Shyampur Village in India. → Read More

Photo | Lexington Reservoir fills up

According to water level data from the Santa Clara Valley Water District, Lexington Reservoir rose to over 100% during this winter’s storms. → Read More

Photo | Hawk takes to the sky near Escalona Drive

A Red-shouldered hawk lifts off after roosting on a tree along Escalona Drive in Santa Cruz. → Read More

Photo | Santa Cruz Warriors get ready to play

The Santa Cruz Warriors are reflected in the floor of Kaiser Permanente Arena during pregame introductions of the team’s NBA G-League contest against the Texas Legends on Wednesday. → Read More

Photo | Santa Cruz Public Library Bookmobile stops at Dominican Oaks retirement community

Bookmobile sites within the Santa Cruz Public Libraries service area include senior housing and affordable housing communities. The current 7-year-old bookmobile is a customized Freightliner truck … → Read More