May 24, 2022

UCSC’s ‘The Fairy Queen’ is an Unusual Take on Opera

Purcell’s ‘semi-opera’ blends Shakespeare drama with song

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May 17, 2022

What Both Sides are Saying About Measure D

Supporters and opponents explain their positions on the controversial ballot measure
May 10, 2022

UCSC Deep Read Hosts Author Yaa Gyasi at Quarry

Novelist discusses issues of family, mental health and addiction at the core of ‘Transcendent Kingdom’
May 3, 2022

Iconic ’80s Rockers the Psychedelic Furs Come to Santa Cruz

After more than 40 years of ups, downs and in-betweens, the genre-bending Brits release ‘Made of Rain,’ one of the most significant records of their career
April 26, 2022

Santa Cruz Mothers Find Support and Waves in Surfing Moms

Group offers recent mothers a path back to the beach
April 19, 2022

How Foragers are Reconnecting with the Land

From mushrooms to seaweed, a beginner’s guide
April 12, 2022

The Life and Art of Santa Cruz Iconoclast Casey Sonnabend

After moving through critical moments of American counterculture, the local painter still strives for artistic purity
April 5, 2022

Al Franken Comes to Santa Cruz

Returning to comedy after a political career and scandal, the former ‘SNL’ star takes on Tucker Carlson, Clarence Thomas and more.
March 29, 2022

When Santa Cruz Was the ‘Murder Capital of the World’

A new book dives deep into the serial killings of the early 1970s.
March 22, 2022

Why Santa Cruz Punk Bands Have the World’s Attention

Unique, genre-blurring bands like Scowl, Drain and more are at the center of scene’s breakout success.
March 15, 2022

Trying to Rebuild, CZU Fire Victims Face Red Tape, Costly Permits and Repair Mishaps

Despite promises of fast-tracked rebuilding, the struggles in Last Chance are a microcosm of challenges faced by CZU survivors around the county.
March 8, 2022

The Watsonville Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years

While keeping its virtual option, the festival opens with a return to live events.
March 1, 2022

The Rebirth of Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe

Watsonville is home to one of the last remaining adobes representing Northern California’s rancho era.
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