Local wedding pros honored

Several Santa Cruz County members of Monterey Bay Wedding and Event Professionals have been selected as winners of the WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards 2013.

They are: Shawn Cavlan Beauty Co., Sound in Motion Entertainment Group, Eventscapes, Freedom Bakery & Confections, Crescent Moon Paper Co., and The Buttery. For information, go to


Zero offers cash bonus for trade

Zero Motorcycles is offering "Cash for Carbon," a $2,500 bonus, through March 31 for trading in a standard motorcycle for a 2012 Zero electric motorcycle. Models start at $7,695.

This incentive is in addition to the recently announced 10 percent federal tax credit available as part of the American Taxpayer Relief Act, offering up to $2,500 in incentives for new Zero Motorcycle consumers.

Consumers must print a "Cash for Carbon" voucher for presentation at their local dealership to receive the bonus. To download a voucher, go to