May 18, 2022

Opinion: A Call for Civil Discourse on D

No matter your opinion on the ballot measure, there’s a bigger picture


May 11, 2022

Opinion: How Reading Heals

The timely human themes of Yaa Gyasi’s ‘Transcendent Kingdom’
May 4, 2022

Opinion: A Legendary Band’s Return to Greatness

The Psychedelic Furs return to Santa Cruz at just the right time
April 27, 2022

Opinion: Celebrating Mothers and Surfing

This week’s cover story does both
April 20, 2022

Opinion: The Importance of Earth Day

A time for giving sustainability issues their due
April 13, 2022

Opinion: A Santa Cruz Art Original

Casey Sonnabend is truly one of a kind
April 6, 2022

Opinion: Taking on the Lying Liars

Is the world ready for an Al Franken comeback?
March 30, 2022

Opinion: A Personal Look at the ‘Murder Capital’ Years

Geoffrey Dunn offers perspective as a new book opens old wounds in Santa Cruz.
March 23, 2022

Opinion: The Second Coming of Santa Cruz Punk

Putting the success of Santa Cruz’s newest bands in perspective.
March 16, 2022

Opinion: Why CZU Survivors are Struggling to Rebuild

A close look reveals unexpected challenges.
March 9, 2022

Opinion: The Watsonville Film Festival Delivers on its Promise

Consuelo Alba and company have built a true community arts organization.
March 2, 2022

Opinion: Santa Cruz County’s Untold Histories

The importance of digging into our past.
February 23, 2022

Opinion: Burgers to Fuel a Comeback

After two years of pandemic fatigue, some promising signs
February 16, 2022

Opinion: Telling the Story of Local Music

The Santa Cruz music scene is getting its due.
February 9, 2022

Opinion: Why Bad Romance Matters

We all love fairy-tale endings, but stories of love disasters might mean even more.
February 2, 2022

Opinion: A Closer Look at How We Function—Or Don’t

We all know about biological clocks, but rarely understand their impact
January 26, 2022

Opinion: A Positive Outlook on Health and Fitness

Also, last week to vote for Best of Santa Cruz County
January 19, 2022

Opinion: A Different Kind of Firefighting Story

Up close and personal with an intense training experience
January 12, 2022

Opinion: With Live Cancellations, Is It 2020 All Over Again?

Omicron is hitting the arts hard, but this time there’s a difference
January 5, 2022

Opinion: A Million Thank Yous

Santa Cruz Gives tops $1 million for local nonprofits. Plus UCSC science writers battle back bad science.
December 29, 2021

Opinion: Good News and Bad News About 2021

You can find all the bad news in our cover story. The good news is: it’s over!
December 22, 2021

Opinion: The Return of New Year’s Eve

Plus: A Santa Cruz Gives update, and Best of Santa Cruz County
December 15, 2021

Opinion: Tracking UCSC’s Scientific Breakthroughs

Plus: Best of Santa Cruz County is back!
December 8, 2021

Opinion: Same Broken Immigration Policy

December 1, 2021

Opinion: All Kinds of Positive Growth

One of our most cherished forests recovers; Santa Cruz Gives starts with a bang
November 24, 2021

Opinion: A Hip-Hop Thanksgiving

No, really, it works!
November 17, 2021

Opinion: Another Santa Cruz Gives Surprise

GT’s holiday giving campaign takes a huge leap forward
November 10, 2021

Opinion: A Long-Awaited Relief for Parents

Vaccines for ages 5-11 have been a long time coming
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