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September 10, 2016
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mole & Mariachi Festival brings flavor to Santa Cruz park
September 10, 2016
KION: Dozens attend Santa Cruz Mole and Mariachi Festival
September 7, 2016
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mole meets mariachi at Santa Cruz food/music festival
September 6, 2016
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mole and Mariachi Festival: Enjoy the tastes, sounds of Mexico at Santa Cruz Mission
September 6, 2016
Edible Monterey Bay: Mole & Mariachi Fest Offers Spicy Good Time
September 2, 2016
Hilltromper: 4th Mole & Mariachi Festival
August 31, 2016
Press Release: Ten Mole Chefs to Compete at Mole & Mariachi Festival
August 29, 2016
Santa Cruz Life: 4th Annual Mole & Mariachi Festival: Sept. 10, 2016
August 17, 2016
NBC Bay Area: Mole & Mariachi Fest: A Park-Nice Fundraiser
August 12, 2016
Press Release: Mole & Mariachi Festival returns for fourth year with authentic Mexican food, mariachi music, dancing and more
July 20, 2016
Register Pajaronian: Making a connection
July 18, 2016
Press Release: Castro-Coastal Connections Shares Pajaro Valley History
June 9, 2016
Santa Cruz student-designed public mural commemorates park anniversary
June 9, 2016
Press Release: Save the Date for the 2016 Mole & Mariachi Festival
May 17, 2016
Press Release: Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park Marks 25th Anniversary with Showcase of Student Mission Projects & Mural Installation
May 6, 2016
Press Release: Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park Mural Contest Winners Announced
March 18, 2016
Hilltromper: Someone Please Help This Wall!
March 14, 2016
Press Release: Mural Design Contest Announced for Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
January 28, 2016
Aptos Community News: Castro Adobe 2016 Open House Dates Announced
January 26, 2016
Press Release: Castro Adobe 2016 Open House Dates Announced
January 25, 2016
Press Release: Naturalist-Led Backpacking Tours to be Offered
December 17, 2015
Press Release: Peet's Coffee to collect donations for Friends through Christmas Eve
December 6, 2015
Aptos Community News: Castro Adobe State Historic Park
December 6, 2015
Hilltromper: The 2015 Friends Holiday Sale
November 30, 2015
My Scotts Valley: Annual ParkStore Holiday Sale is this weekend!
November 30, 2015
Press Release: Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks Hosts Annual ParkStore Holiday Sale at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
October 28, 2015
Aptos Times: Open House at Castro Adobe
October 6, 2015
Press Release: Fall Open House Days offered at Castro Adobe State Historic Park
October 1, 2015
Press Release: From Military Service to Green Service: Veterans Conservation Corps for Cotoni-Coast Dairies
September 19, 2015
Santa Cruz Waves: The 3rd Annual Mole & Mariachi Festival
September 19, 2015
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Santa Cruz Mole and Mariachi Fest continues to see growth
September 15, 2015
Hilltromper: 3rd Mole & Mariachi Festival
September 15, 2015
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Secret Sauce: Mole festival, contest celebrate the historic roots of a classic dish
September 11, 2015
Examiner: Santa Cruz hosts family-friendly Mole & Mariachi festival
September 7, 2015
Mercury News: Mole Mania
September 3, 2015
My Scotts Valley: Chefs and Judges Announced for Third-Annual Mole & Mariachi Festival
September 3, 2015
Press Release: Mole Competitors Announced for 3rd Annual Mole & Mariachi Festival
August 13, 2015
NBC Bay Area: Santa Cruz Fun: Mole & Mariachi Festival
August 13, 2015
Press Release: 3rd annual Mole & Mariachi Festival Features Mariachi Bands, Baile Folklórico, Authentic Food and Mole Tasting Competition
July 28, 2015
Hilltromper: Castro Adobe Receives Grant
July 19, 2015
Santa Cruz Sentinel: State Parks continues free concerts at New Brighton Beach; Friends wins grant for Castro Adobe
July 17, 2015
Aptos Community News: Castro Adobe Receives $100,000 Grant
July 16, 2015
Press Release: Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks Receives $100K Grant From the Monterey Peninsula Foundation for Ongoing Restoration of Castro Adobe
June 15, 2015
Press Release: Stop and Smell the Daisies at the Sixth Annual Kitayama Brothers Farms Gerbera Festival on June 20
June 7, 2015
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Coastlines: Castro Adobe Open House Dates Announced
June 1, 2015
Press Release: Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks to Host Open House Days at Castro Adobe State Historic Park
May 26, 2015
Hilltromper: Mylo Jenkins at The Mission Adobe
May 6, 2015
Hilltromper: State Park Nonprofits Hope To Dust Bust Fire Road
May 2, 2015
Aptos Community News: Help Dust Off the Nisene Marks Fire Road
April 29, 2015
Press Release: Who You Gonna Call? Dust Busters!
April 22, 2015
Santa Cruz Life: Music, Art, Movies and Mole Sauce: Free Summer Series at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
April 13, 2015
Hilltromper: Music, Mole and Mini Fashion Moguls
April 9, 2015
Santa Cruz Waves: Music, Art, Movies and Mole Sauce
April 7, 2015
Press Release: Music, Art, Movies and Mole Sauce: the Free Summer Series Starts May 1 at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
April 13, 2015
Hilltromper: Misson Adobe Gets Its Virtual Closeup
March 21, 2015
Santa Cruz Tech Beat: Mission Adobe Digitally Preserved Using 3D Scanning
March 18, 2015
Press Release: Mission Adobe at Santa Cruz State Historic Park to be Digitally Preserved Using 3D Scanning by Oakland-Based CyArk, University of San Francisco
January 22, 2015
Press Release: State Parks Annual Passes Available at Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park
December 3, 2014
Hilltromper: The 2014 Friends Holiday Sale
December 3, 2014
Hilltromper: Help Paint the Wilder Victorian
December 1, 2014
Press Release: Santa Cruz Mission Adobe State Historic Park Expands Hours, Hosts ParkStore Holiday Sale
November 26, 2014
Hilltromper: Meet Augie Ceballos
October 20, 2014
Hilltromper: Wilder Ranch 40th Birthday
October 19, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Wilder Ranch State Park to celebrate 40th anniversary
October 14, 2014
KSBW: Beautiful monarch butterflies return to Santa Cruz (video)
October 13, 2014
Press Release: Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wilder Ranch State Park at the annual Heritage Harvest Festival
September 20, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mole and Mariachi Fest a hit in Santa Cruz
September 17, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Olé for mole: Mole & Mariachi Festival looks to get at essence of traditional sauce
September 17, 2014
Good Times: Olé Mole
September 16, 2014
KION: Santa Cruz Mission hosts 2nd annual Mole and Mariachi Festival Saturday
September 15, 2014
SantaCruzLife.com: Mole & Mariachi Festival at the Mission Santa Cruz
September 10, 2014
SanJose.Com: Mole & Mariachi Festival Slated for Santa Cruz
September 10, 2014
Hilltromper: The Return of Mole & Mariachis
September 8, 2014
NBC Bay Area: Santa Cruz Celebration: Mariachis, Mole, and Mojigangas
September 8, 2014
Press Release: Mole Competitors Announced for Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks' 2nd Annual Mole & Mariachi Festival
September 3, 2014
Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council Blog: Fall Festival Events
August 27, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Quick Bites: Mole Festival seeks masters of mole
August 27, 2014
Good Times: Outdoor Feasts
August 27, 2014
Patch: Live music, 'mojiganga' puppets, dancing on tap for second annual Mole Mariachi Festival
August 26, 2014
July 21, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Panel wants overhaul of state's parks system
July 2, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel: The encyclopedia of Wilder Ranch
July 1, 2014
June 2, 2014
Hilltromper: 10 Reasons to Love The Castro Adobe
May 30, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Progress on historic Castro Adobe restoration celebrated
May 29, 2014
May 23, 2014
Hilltromper: Friends of SC State Parks Honored
May 16, 2014
May 5, 2014
May 2, 2014
Hilltromper: Sweet Summertime at the Mission Adobe
April 15, 2014
March 18, 2014
Hilltromper: Teaching Kids About Science via PORTS,
March 14, 2014
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Virtually a classroom: Seacliff program beams interactive video conference presentations throughout state
March 13, 2014
Press Release: Friends-funded State Parks Virtual Classroom Program Honored with Excellence in Museum Education Award
February 5, 2014
January 31, 2014
Hilltromper: A Migration Festival for the Books
November 14, 2013
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Not just any old map will do for Santa Cruz County
November 8, 2013
Santa Cruz Sentinel: National Geographic creates new Santa Cruz area trail map
November 6, 2013
Press Release: National Geographic’s New Santa Cruz “Trails Illustrated” Map to be Celebrated at Release Party, Presented by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and Hilltromper
October 14, 2013
Hilltromper: Mmm-mmm Mole
October 4, 2013
Good Times: Festive Times – Mole & Mariachi Festival
September 30, 2013
Hilltromper: Mole & Mariachis
September 11, 2013
Hilltromper: For State Parks, A Whole New Direction
September 9, 2013
Remarks by Bonny Hawley, Exec. Dir. of Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks Parks Forward Workshop, Santa Cruz
September 4, 2013
June 25, 2013
Bay Nature: Who can resist a California state park when dinner and dancing is involved?
June 12, 2013
May 9, 2013
February 22, 2013
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Once near closing, Santa Cruz Mission now a hive of activity
February 22, 2013
Press Release: Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks Announces Key Improvements to Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
January 10, 2013
City on a Hill Press: Painting an Awareness of Nature
November 1, 2012
Register Pajaronian: State parks advocates tout Proposition 30
October 30, 2012
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Advocates hope to safeguard lifeguards
October 30, 2012
Press Release: State Beach Lifeguards to be Eliminated if Prop 30 Fails
October 15, 2012
Patch: A Colorful History: Bear-Bull Fights, 'Zip Horses' and Fandangos
October 4, 2012
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Raising the Mission's profile: After near-closure, group hopes to promote historic site
August 4, 2012
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Nisene Marks marks 50 years
July 31, 2012
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Nisene Marks at 50: A Success Story