Rowing on Monterey Bay …inspired me to make this aquatint print about sitting on our pristine bay early on a summer morning. “Morning on the Water” 22″x 53″, 2010. Margaret Niven
What Inspires me about California. Late sixties a hitchhiking teenage runaway, living in San Francisco’s Summer of Love communes..early seventies teen-aged mother living off of the land w/o indoor plumbing or electricity deep in Humboldt mountains..1980′s college and punk music in Santa Cruz on to social worker in gang torn neighborhoods of Oakland…”90′s moved to [...]
The grizzly bear figured prominently in the early history of California. When Garspar de Portola’s famished troops made their way back along the coast to San Diego in December 1769 they killed a bear in order to survive. In the early days of the missions, bear hunts were often the primary source for meat. Capturing [...]
In September, 2006 Artist, Kirby Scudder placed 500 powerful lights along 4 miles of Santa Cruz coastline in a light installation for peace. Inspired by the desire for Santa Cruzans to come together over the issue of peace, 20,000 community members came out to turn on the lights. Photo by Shmuel Thaler.
Our restaurant’s hostess Anita Starr is our star. Throughout her lifetime she was a star to many people, people who are well known to people all over the world. She worked for Walt Disney in the 40-50′s. She’s been with our company 20 years. She is the Icon of our restaurants. Our guests must take [...]