My friend insists that adding a firmer rating system would improve the overall effectiveness of the Local Girl blog. So I am going to try to instill a rating system and stick to it. So this post is simply to inform you reader of the added feature, I hope it helps you find your way around Santa Cruz. You will find the rating guideline explained in the sidebar. And I will endeavor to go back through and add ratings to previous posts, but all ratings will appear at the bottom of the posts, because I don't write them for nothing.