We've grown up here and worked here for over 30 years. During that time we've made lots of good friends and many business contacts. These business owners are personal friends that we trust and know have a great work ethic. Like many of you, we've been intrigued by "success", "happiness", "peace", "love", and "freedom". Our searching has led us to people that have changed our lives. Here are some of our favorite businesses as well as the most inspirational websites we've seen: Local Business: Aptos Carpet Cleaning-in business over 24 years, 831-688-7705 Brian Murtha, Attorney, Gentlelaw-555 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz, 831-458-9846 winner of Metro Goldies as best lawyer 2008! LoBue Landscapes- Arborist, Tree Trimmer, Genuine Monkey 831-479-3400 Nature First- Tree Care and Garden Management-Full Service! Soquel Tree Service-Locally owned and operated 831-818-2456 Williams Tree Service- Local family business for over 40 years. Peoples Coffee-Our very favorite local coffee hangout with an outside patio and Cruzio wireless internet access. "Resist Corporate Coffee" 1200 17th Avenue , Santa Cruz CA 95062 Pizza-1-by the slice or a whole pie, the best you've ever tasted Specialized Helicopter Tours-The coolest ride to view the bay. These guys are top of the line and right out of Watsonville Airport, 831-763-2244