February 28, 2024

Soulful Kendra Morris

With vulnerability in her writing, humor and creative vocal textures, Kendra Morris deserves a listen.

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February 21, 2024

Cheeseburgers in Paradise

​​This is gonna get personal. It’s also going to get messy and massive, specific and saucy, creative and crave-making, euphoric and caloric.
February 14, 2024

Murder for a Smile

Sarina Simon, Nina’s mother, is sitting in the treatment center, receiving a chemotherapy infusion for her Stage 4 lung cancer. She has an inspiration...
February 7, 2024

Good Times with Shameless Sex

This Valentine’s Day, local podcasters, sexpert-preneurs and now authors April Lampert (left) and Amy Baldwin (the team behind the Pure Pleasure Shop and the Shameless Sex podcast) have some advice for those of you trying to get to the pleasure point.
January 31, 2024

The Future of Theater and Music

The sheer magic of the moment vs. the time and money to make it happen—live performance is a delicate balance, and never more so...
January 24, 2024

The Health and Fitness Issue

As we dive headfirst into 2024 brimming with new resolutions, with all of the breakthroughs in the field of health and wellness, it’s a...
January 17, 2024

Winter Music Collection

Spontaneity is Key By DAN EMERSON Calling Cecile McLorin Salvant a jazz singer is kind of like calling Donald Trump a realtor. It's a woefully incomplete...
January 10, 2024

Trick My Ride

There’s gold to be found in the car culture of the Central Coast. It offers a wealth of stories and histories, told by endearing people, generous with their time—in addition to being a feast for the eyes, with a myriad of lovingly restored treasures on wheels.
January 2, 2024

Go Fish: Monterey Bay’s First Pioneers

The original inhabitants of Monterey Bay were many things: artists and engineers, hunters and foragers, healers and collaborators, spiritual seekers and problem solvers, herbalists...
December 27, 2023

The Best of Times or the Worst of Times?

When all else fails go with the animal stories. That’s been an age-old fall back for journalists and for YouTube too. Try sliding around there without getting sucked into videos about...
December 19, 2023

Dark Sky Santa Cruz Wants to Help Us See More Stars

There is a growing Dark Sky movement that contends excessive light is dangerous to our ecosystem and to our own safety and health.
December 13, 2023

Airstream–the Cool, New ADU

We’ve exhausted our space for single family units and are turning to accessory dwelling units (ADUs), separate small dwellings next to single-family residences.
December 5, 2023

Rebele With a Cause

Rowland “Reb” Rebele, a man who cast a giant shadow in Santa Cruz County—one vibrantly colored by passion and generosity and an intense love...
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