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...

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September 20, 2023

Going Out On Top

After 33 years as Artistic Director of The Monterey Jazz Festival, Santa Cruz’s Timothy Jackson is stepping back, but not before one more world class explosion of sounds on September 22-24. The Monterey Jazz Festival is known as one of the finest of all the jazz festivals, and it has been Jackson’s vision and perseverance that raised its quality to the top tier.
September 13, 2023

The Colorful Prisms of Jewel

ewel, the megastar folk-rock-pop singer who was born of the 90s Gen X angst amid her grunge counterparts, is a perfectly measured cocktail of artistic talent, intellectual postfeminism and an advocate for mental wellness. And, despite being a multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist with one of the best-selling debuts of all time, this singer/songwriter supports happiness first, music second.
September 6, 2023

California Ablaze

Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jon Heggie wasn’t expecting much to worry about when a late summer fire erupted north of Santa Cruz, home to California’s moist and cool “asbestos forests.” This place doesn’t burn, he thought, with just three notable fires there in 70 years...But that 2020 fire was anything but predictable.
August 30, 2023

How Safe is it to Drive High?

The new wild west of driving high… it’s a minefield out there When I was a student at UCSC in 1968, my roommate and I...
August 23, 2023

A Glass Act: Forty Years of Annieglass

Annie Morhauser hand crafted her own path to success and never looked back Starting with nothing but creativity and an abundance of drive, Annie Morhauser...
August 15, 2023

The Horse Therapy Tales

For humans, a horse may be the greatest bio-feedback tool on earth In Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, a therapist uses a horse as the emotional barometer...
August 9, 2023

Growing For Your Health Right At Home

Start getting healthy right outside your door Plant medicine is no longer just for hippies, and Santa Cruz is a backyard-medicinal-herb-growing heaven. People from every...
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

Super Sonic: The Cabrillo Festival’s Annual Allure

World premieres, percussion superstars and a farewell to Ellen Primack “Without music, life would be a mistake,” said the German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche more...
July 19, 2023

Taking the City by Foot

With its rich history Wharf to Wharf is back for year 50 For runners, our right to take in our city by foot for miles...
July 12, 2023

Thinking Green

Santa Cruz businesses are on the cutting edge of new environmental products This past winter 5,000 tons of rock eroded from the Santa Cruz coastline...
July 4, 2023

Still Dead After All These Years

After eight years, Dead & Company is calling it quits. Oracle Park in San Francisco will be the home of the band’s last hurrah...
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