After Cemex's departure, North Coast residents try something ne...

For decades, developers have dreamed of building resorts, plotting out tract housing and breaking ground on a host of other projects along the still-wild coast between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. Full Story
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Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#46 Apr 12, 2010
Sue wrote:
The water/sewer department is made up of money that is paid by us the residents. There is no water/sewer department to speak of. We pay the county to operate our water and sewer. On another note, how about putting in an In-N-Out burger. That would draw people to our area!
It certainly would. I'd drive up from Santa Cruz just for a burger, and I'm sure a lot of others would too.
SC TAXPAYER

Salinas, CA

#47 Apr 12, 2010
Be careful what you wish for. Look at what Southern California developers did to Laguna Beach and Laguna Canyon. It is not beneath CA developers to carve a toll road through the Santa Cruz mountains and start building McMansions. Moutaintops will be removed to put in Walmarts, ocean fronts fenced off, and thousands of people crowding onto highway 1. Think it can't happen? so did Laguna.
Teterov DiAbsurd

Berkeley, CA

#48 Apr 12, 2010
I remember happy trips to Davenport Beach before it was "improved" because it was often deserted and never trashed. Bring in more tourists and destroy the reason for the slow destination. Too bad the major employer shut down, but driving up for a cup of coffee or a special beer is not going to work, especially when fuel costs are a factor. Boulder Creek never recovered when the redwoods were logged off nor did it become anyone's tourism destination despite lots of effort.
Tree hugger

San Jose, CA

#49 Apr 12, 2010
Seems like water is an issue. That alone might make golf courses and resort developments moot.
Caelum Sinclair

Aptos, CA

#50 Apr 12, 2010
Xanthippe wrote:
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It certainly would. I'd drive up from Santa Cruz just for a burger, and I'm sure a lot of others would too.
If you're willing to drive up from Santa Cruz for a burger, then hop in your car right now, because Whale City has MUCH better burgers than In N Out. They're not cheap, but then food never is in any comparable setting I've ever been in.
South County

United States

#51 Apr 12, 2010
"Slow Coast" Was this thought up by the same fat women that complained about Chromium 6?
Come On

Alameda, CA

#52 Apr 12, 2010
Just say no to golf courses.
coaster

Santa Cruz, CA

#53 Apr 12, 2010
Ex Liberal wrote:
Come on Capitalist developers. Time to get in line for a great big slice of developmental pie! Liberal Land is has finally seen the light and is ready to toss their anti-growth, Socialist-communalism, radical environmentalism anti-growth ways and join the real world of increased tax base sustained by commercial developement and housing, housing and more housing! Build baby build! Show me da money!!!!!!!
Go Away!
Hail to Davenport

Yorkville, CA

#54 Apr 12, 2010
You have to hand it to the folks there. They could be whining and crying about their increased rates and Cemex leaving, but instead they are thinking of ways to move forward.

I love the Slow Coast concept. You can imagine some of the other communities between SC and Half Moon Bay fitting that mold too. I have been visiting Duartes with my family for 30+ years, and they have some interesting Slow coast style attractions there too. My family visited the Goat Cheese farm there last time we went over there.

Golf Courses? LOL, have you paying any attention? That is the opposite of what the people in that community want, and that requires water, which is in short supply. But, of course, that is just one of the regular Topix posters - conservatives that live outside Santa Cruz that like to make ignorant comments.

Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#55 Apr 12, 2010
Caelum Sinclair wrote:
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If you're willing to drive up from Santa Cruz for a burger, then hop in your car right now, because Whale City has MUCH better burgers than In N Out. They're not cheap, but then food never is in any comparable setting I've ever been in.
I'll have to try them. I haven't eaten there in years.

Are they better than Betty's?
SlowCoast Girl

Oceanside, CA

#56 Apr 12, 2010
Fifty comments on this article, wow! And only a few of them are from the typical jackasses ; )

The "Slow Coast" is from about Wilder Ranch, up to above San Gregorio.

If you don't know the area, take a walk in any of the state parks, but some produce from one of the farms, bring the kids up to see what SC County is really all about.

Take a little weekend vacation, get away from the crowds in town, and stay in one of the B&B's.

If you like golf, fastfood or mega-hotels, best you head elsewhere!
visitor from LA

Oceanside, CA

#57 Apr 12, 2010
wow, the Slow Coast is a gem. Take good care of it. you're luck to have that

Had no idea there was so much good food being grown there:

www.SlowCoast.org
visitor from LA

Oceanside, CA

#58 Apr 12, 2010
moehopp wrote:
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Ummmm, can I point out some differences in comparing this to a "big sur neighborhood"? No Carmel with super-wealthy residences to support business in off season near-by. No world-class Golf facilities to bring in dollars to the area. No resorts/campgrounds/hotels to keep visitors for more than just a day or two. But, good luck with the dreamim'.
Sounds like some "feel good hippie commune vibe" that just never works. Let me know when you can't afford to live their anymore, I'll be glad to buy you out and make my commute from Davenport.
we drove down to the SLow Coast from SF...took about 45 minutes and was MUCH closer and easier than Big Sur. Wish we had tme to stay a week, camp, try the B&B's and the youth hostel. We'll be back!!
San Luis Obispo

Scotts Valley, CA

#59 Apr 13, 2010
visitor from LA wrote:
wow, the Slow Coast is a gem. Take good care of it. you're luck to have that
Had no idea there was so much good food being grown there:
www.SlowCoast.org
Expect us to file a law suit next week. SLO Coast? Yeah, that's us. The area code is 805.
visitor from LA

San Mateo, CA

#60 Apr 13, 2010
then maybe the slow coast folks can call it the "slower coast"

or does someone own the acronym COAST too?
San Luis Obispo

Scotts Valley, CA

#61 Apr 14, 2010
visitor from LA wrote:
then maybe the slow coast folks can call it the "slower coast"
or does someone own the acronym COAST too?
We will capitulate if they agree to simply call themselves "SLOW"; as in "Davenport, we're slow." Or "Caution: You're bound to run across some locals, and they're SLOW."

GO SLO!
slightly salty

San Jose, CA

#62 Apr 14, 2010
SLO wants rights to the word "slow"... call in the lawyers!!! or maybe just settle it with your best slow-shooters, 20 paces at dawn.
San Luis Obispo

Scotts Valley, CA

#63 Apr 14, 2010
slightly salty wrote:
SLO wants rights to the word "slow"... call in the lawyers!!! or maybe just settle it with your best slow-shooters, 20 paces at dawn.
Or a linguica bake off. Seriously, can't you come up with something original? The whole S.L.O. county tourism thing is based on SLOW. And they have a cute pun. How about there?

"Weirder than Santa Cruz"
"Like Oxnard with Redwoods"
"If the sharks don't get you, hypothermia will"
"A coast town that's a ghost town"

We hereby release trademark on these slogans. Choosing one (or all) will save us both some legal fees, and leave you with money to pay the new sewer bill!

Cheers!

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