One hundred years after the birth of Django Reinhardt, a cadre of musicians carry the torch of jazz manouche into the next century.
Ten Questions for Eric Thiermann
Santa Cruz-based filmmaker Eric Thiermann talks about his plans regarding beer and broccoli and explains why he tries to help friends whenever he can.
Jessica Lussenhop pops in on a meeting of the Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society and finds its members rocking out, hardcore.
Santa Cruz Sun Burn
A new alternative energy finance program is intended to get city and county residents on solar without requiring huge sums up front, but at 9 percent interest, it might not be such a hot deal.
A San Francisco-based political activist makes the case for open primaries.
PeoplePower holds a fundraiser to raise money for the Campaign for Sensible Transportation's lawsuit against CalTrans.
'The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond' is lesser Williams, but Ellen Burstyn has a showstopping moment.
Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg contrast horrible reality and candy-colored fantasy in 'The Lovely Bones'
Music Calendar Picks
Musical oddballs The Residents, Led Zeppelin cover band extraordinaire Heartbreaker and the mighty California Guitar Trio visit Santa Cruz stages this week.
Iron and Wine
Helpful rules of thumb for pairing winter vegetables with tasty vintages
Letters to the Editor
January 20 - 27, 2010