.Michelle Santos

June 8, 2011

Match Games

How are couples navigating pinched bank accounts in a shaky economy?After nine years as a marketing manager, Santa Cruz resident Jack Carr, 35, was...
April 5, 2011

Distressed Market Deals

Short sale and foreclosure buyers talk about their recent Santa Cruz purchasesWhen Gary and Sara Strands took possession of their home, everything from the...
March 2, 2011

The Art of Nature

Two diverse artists get close to nature with grants from the Creative Work FundClaudia Stevens is the surgeon of artists—exact and patient. She examines...
February 22, 2011

Where are the Jobs?

A look at the tricky Santa Cruz job hunt, and where job seekers might have the best luckWith mid-length brown hair, impeccable teeth and...