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April 24, 2024

The Editor’s Desk

Are you ready for how downtown Santa Cruz is going to look in a few years?

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November 28, 2023

Free speech, independent press protect expression rights for all

Reporter Josué Monroy set out to cover a pro-Israel march last week and fairly present the views of the participants. We’ve also covered three...
August 23, 2023

The Editor’s Desk

Editorial note My favorite things to read in this publication—and most every publication—are the arts and food reviews. I live by them. I come to...
July 28, 2023

The Editor’s Desk

EDITORIAL NOTE I asked for help making decisions about what we should do to update Good Times, and wow, did you respond. My inbox is...
July 12, 2023

Editorial Note

If you aren’t scared about the environment right now, you aren’t paying attention. Every day this month we’ve hit record heat around the world....
July 4, 2023

Editorial for the Week of 7.5 – 7.11.23

During a week when we are supposed to be celebrating our independence, we are sadly watching rights getting stripped away. How did the concepts...
June 27, 2023


I wasn’t born in Santa Cruz. I chose it. I’ve lived all over the country and when it came time to settle, I wanted a...
June 20, 2023

From the Desk of Editor, Brad Kava

I am saddened by the death of Daniel Ellsberg last week. I got to know the man who was a hero to liberals, intimately....
June 14, 2023

Editorial Note

I caught the Santa Cruz Symphony’s “Movie Night” last Saturday –part of its pops program–and I was blown away, not just by the level...
June 7, 2023

Opinion: A Statement

Editor's Note There’s never been a time when the alternative press was more important to bringing news and truth to readers than today. Authoritarianism is quickly...
May 23, 2023

Opinion: A Statement

‘Good Times’ supports a safer, more inclusive community
May 17, 2023

Opinion: Journalism Can Be Literature

UCSC’s Deep Read’s 2023 selection, Elizabeth Kolbert’s ‘Under a White Sky,’ is next-level
May 9, 2023

Opinion: Mother Knows

Felipe Hernandez learned things from his mother that were not taught in school
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