.Mat Weir

November 15, 2023

The Inciters Bring Back the Weekend Dance Party

A low murmur fills the room as people find their seats. The lights dim and the stage becomes illuminated. Eleven members dressed in matching...
October 25, 2023


“Pumpkinhead is on display at our office,” Anthony Austin says into the microphone. “We see it everyday.” To his left stands a seven foot tall, lifelike replica of the demonic monster from the 1988 horror classic, Pumpkinhead. The creature stands in all its glory...
October 4, 2023

Not the Last Laugh..We’ve Got Tons of Them

No matter what the profession, hobby or skill, everyone has to start somewhere and that’s usually at the bottom. For comedians that means open mics and local showcases, two things Santa Cruz comic, Mac Ruiz, is very familiar with. “The Blue Lagoon is where you go to cut your teeth, it’s the punk room,” she explains over coffee. “It’s your training...
NHS, Santa Cruz Skate, skateboarding, skateboards
September 26, 2023

Over the Edge and Screaming

mes to skateboarding, no brand is more iconic than Santa Cruz Skateboards. Whether it’s the ubiquitous yellow lettering against the red dot or the savage, blue, screaming hand, Santa Cruz Skateboards (SCS) is known throughout the smallest corners of the world. Its apparel and brand...
September 20, 2023

Increased Frequency

Part installation, part immersive experience, FREQUENCY spins participants in a kaleidoscope of different realities.
August 15, 2023

No Sanctuary

Animal Rescues Struggling with Climate Change
August 2, 2023

Call of Duty

How the Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building continues to serve the community It’s 10am on a Wednesday morning and the basement of the downtown...
July 26, 2023

Quarry the Night

Redwoods venue hosts STS9 double-header This weekend the renovated Quarry Amphitheatre, in a picturesque spot between the ocean and the redwoods, will host two nights...