October 25, 2023

Catch a Shining Cross

f you chart the course of any comedian’s career, you see hills and valleys, but David Cross seems to have broken that mold and consistently climbs higher and higher up the mountain of success. From his legendary role on Arrested Development, to being the manager of Alvin, Simon and Theo, to his dabbling in Marvel’s cinematic universe...
October 11, 2023

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts!

Where do we go when we die? Is it a magical plane of existence located in the wisps of clouds? Or is it lurking...
September 20, 2023

Going Out On Top

After 33 years as Artistic Director of The Monterey Jazz Festival, Santa Cruz’s Timothy Jackson is stepping back, but not before one more world class explosion of sounds on September 22-24. The Monterey Jazz Festival is known as one of the finest of all the jazz festivals, and it has been Jackson’s vision and perseverance that raised its quality to the top tier.
August 30, 2023

Take My AARP Card, Please.

My name is DNA and I’ve performed stand-up comedy in Santa Cruz and beyond since 2005. I’m 61. Even when I started out, I was twice as old as everyone else. At this point, I’m wrestling with early rigor mortis every time I get onstage.
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August 9, 2023

Ganja Yoga and the Search for the Perfect High

“Marijuana, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Uhm … one … what’s the question again?”  Elizabeth Baked Browning Co-owners of Ganja...
July 26, 2023

The Many Loves of Lara Hardin

Santa Cruz author’s new memoir arrives at Bookshop Santa Cruz Disclaimer: I know Lara Love Hardin. La Selva Beach resident Lara Love Hardin is having her...
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July 4, 2023

Still Dead After All These Years

After eight years, Dead & Company is calling it quits. Oracle Park in San Francisco will be the home of the band’s last hurrah...
December 20, 2022

What Smells?: The Year in Review

From the stinky to the sweet, the annoying to the just plain weird, here’s a look back at the offbeat news that wafted into our noses and brains in 2022