D. Riley Nicholson
June 2, 2023

Cabrillo Music Festival Names New Exec D. Riley Nicholson

A new executive director who’s been alive as long as his predecessor’s tenure will bring fresh energy to one of Santa Cruz County’s signature music festivals. Composer, performing pianist and arts executive D. Riley Nicholson...
Coastal Cleanup
June 1, 2023

Plasticless Fantastic: Low Turnout at the 46th Annual Santa Cruz County Coastal Cleanup

Cars driving along Portola Drive on Saturday honked and cheered at the dozen or so volunteers collecting plastic from the roadside. The volunteers were participating in the 46th coastal cleanup, hosted by Clean Oceans International...
Stacey Abrams
June 1, 2023

Things To Do in Santa Cruz: May 31-June 6

ARTS AND MUSIC PETER ASHER Half of the duo Peter & Gordon, Peter Asher was part of the first wave of British rock imported to U.S. shores in the early 1960s, along with the Beatles, Stones and Kings. He returns—now a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire—in...
secure document shredding
June 1, 2023

Mentone Chic: Three-Star Michelin Chef David Kinch Continues to Inspire

Mentone invites you to feel glamorous, and to take your time, especially when the early evening light starts casting long, slanting rays into the vibrant interior. Filled with an attractive clientele and...
Humble Sea
May 23, 2023

Humble Sea Unleashes a New Beer Garden on Santa Cruz’s Municipal Wharf

The outdoor “quintessential Santa Cruz” beer garden offers views of the Boardwalk and Steamer Lane
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Tegan and Sara
June 1, 2023

In Blume: Indie-Pop Duo Tegan and Sara Delve Into Graphic Novel Land

I grew up on Judy Blume. From Superfudge to Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, I was hooked. Blume spoke to the 7-year-old me much differently than other books. With the recent film adaptation of Blume’s adolescent masterpiece Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret—also a definitive documentary—the adored...
A letter to the editor of Good Times
June 1, 2023

Santa Cruz Cannot be a Haven For that Kind of Misguided Thinking

To borrow from Socrates’ “Apology,” the unexamined publication is not worth publishing. Last week, Good Times issued an apology for a letter to the editor that unfairly characterized a drag story time event and members...
May 23, 2023

Opinion: A Statement

‘Good Times’ supports a safer, more inclusive community
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