Monthly Archives: May 2014

Longboard Surf Contest – Santa Cruz

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Surfing clubs from all over California compete for top honors in divisions from youngsters to surfing legends 70 years of age and over.

The competition May 24-25 begins at 7 a.m. Saturday with heats running through 5 p.m.

Spectators are invited to watch the surfing and enjoy commentary, music, refreshments, T-shirts and raffle drawings.  The awards ceremony follows the last heat Sunday.

The Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest is the longest-running longboard surf contest on the West Coast.


Santa Cruz Longboard Surf Contest
West Cliff Drive & Pelton Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Saturday, May 24, 2014 | 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 25, 2014 | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free to watch from the shore

Amgen Tour of California – San Jose

Amgen TourStage 3 Amgen Tour of California – San Jose to Mount Diablo State Park on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Stage 3 will start at Lake Cunningham Regional Park on the east side of San Jose. The racers can’t see the south face of Mt. Hamilton at the start, they know that they will feel the start of the climb just five miles into the stage. It is long and steep climb with 22 switchbacks. Once off of Mt Hamilton, it is a long rolling road over San Antonio Valley Rd. Once the race reaches the twisty Mines Road. As the riders skirt the east side of Livermore, the race will hook into last year’s route to Danville and the approach to Mount Diablo.

What Lurks at the Centers of Galaxies

Dr. Chung-Pei MaAstronomer Chung-Pei Ma, PhD, of UC Berkeley, will discuss Monster Black Holes: What Lurks at the Centers of Galaxies, a free, illustrated, non-technical lecture, Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. The public is invited. Seating is first come, first served.

Black holes can grow to monstrous size, swallowing the mass of millions or billions of suns. Dr. Ma will describe recent discoveries of record-breaking black holes, each with a mass of 10 billion times the mass of the Sun.

A cosmologist and astrophysicist, Dr. Ma’s research interests include the origin and large-scale structure of the universe, the formation and development of galaxies, and the growth of giant black holes.

Parking lots 1, 7 and 8 provide stair and no-stair access to the Smithwick Theater. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $3 from dispensers in student parking lots. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters; bring exact change.

Smithwick Theater, Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills 94022
(650) 949-7888

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
7:00 pm

Admission: free
Parking: $3.00