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I was chatting with a friend of mine on-line today, and he said, “Oh, I saw your neighbor on the front page of the Santa Cruz Sentinel yesterday.” “Neighbor?” I asked, “What neighbor?” “Nice neighbor” he said, and then signed off to go run some errands. So, I headed over to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, and here’s what I found:

[From Santa Cruz Sentinel – Aptos native Marisa Miller makes Sports Illustrated cover ]

You can’t miss Marisa Miller in this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Just check out the cover. This marks the seventh year the Santa Cruz native made the magazine’s big-selling swimsuit edition, but the first time she has landed the high-profile spot on the magazine’s cover.

My question, as always is, what’s this going to mean for Santa Cruz property prices?

Other folks will have different questions, like “Is this really ‘Local Girl Does Good’, or ‘Local Girl Sells Herself Out and Endorses the Objectification of Women’?”.

It turns out that the other Santa Cruz native to be a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, Ann Stinton in 1974, has formed a group called Media Watch, which challenges sexist imagery in the media. Ms. Stinton alleges that Sports Illustrated “continues to produce images that make sex a product and de-emphasizes personal relationships.”

What would they say about this in St. Tropez, France? And what’s the median home price there, I wonder?

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