.Mark C. Anderson

Iveta Downtown Santa Cruz
June 7, 2023

Adding Up: Ivéta Downtown Gives an Up-and-coming Part of Town a Magnetic Bistro

Just like your favorite barkeep can be so many things—a psychologist, an entertainer, a confidant, a creative, a security guard—a great cafe can contain...
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
shoppers corner santa cruz dining
May 17, 2023

Why Shoppers Corner Remains a Beloved Santa Cruz Institution

Shoppers Corner is up for California Green Business Network’s Innovator Tier of green business certification
Lakeside Organic Gardens
May 9, 2023

Why Santa Cruz is a Place Like No Other

Lakeside Organic Gardens is the country’s largest family-owned-and-operated organic grower-shipper and one reason why the county stands out
MycoSci’s living racks of cordyceps
May 2, 2023

Upstart Mushroom Farm MycoSci is Growing Big Ideas in Watsonville

Chef Dory Ford’s Santa Cruz County operation grows the parasitic fungus cordyceps, the focus of the hit HBO series ‘The Last of Us’
Surf City Billiards Santa Cruz
May 2, 2023

Santa Cruz’s Surf City Billiards Bar & Cafe is More Than Just Pool

Local artwork, waffle-battered fried chicken sandwiches and a handmade cocktail program add charm to the shuffleboard, ping-pong tables and pool
Sampa Brazilian Food
April 18, 2023

Sampa is Bringing Authentic Brazilian Dining to Santa Cruz Next Month

Experience the best of São Paolo cuisine at Sampa, set to open in May
Rob Brezsny Free Will Astrology
April 11, 2023

Rob Brezsny Muses on New Book and Santa Cruz Beginnings

The world-renowned 'Free Will Astrology' writer found his calling in a ‘Good Times’ classified ad 45 years ago