May 17, 2022

What Both Sides are Saying About Measure D

Supporters and opponents explain their positions on the controversial ballot measure

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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.
February 22, 2022

Burger Week 2022: A Complete Guide

It’s time for Santa Cruz’s annual burger extravaganza
February 15, 2022

History of Santa Cruz Music Chronicled in New Documentary Project

Former GT photographer Michèle Benson follows up Catalyst film with broader look at local scene.
February 8, 2022

Could You Really Use a Dating App to Find Your Soulmate?

'Good Times' managing editor divulges his first dip in the online dating waters.
February 1, 2022

Breakthrough by UC Researchers Could Boost Our Body Clocks

Modern life has ravaged our circadian rhythms, but could we reset them?
January 25, 2022

The Fake Fur and Real Benefits of Stuffed-Animal Therapy

Why stuffed animals are not just for kids anymore
January 18, 2022

Anxiety, Courage and Adrenaline Inside Firefighter Academy

Cadets face their fears in training courses for the Santa Cruz Fire Fighters Academy
January 11, 2022

Actors’ Theatre’s Pandemic Strategy Could Be Future of Stage Companies

With Andrew Ceglio newly at the helm, iconic theater group takes ‘8 10s @ Eight’ virtual
January 4, 2022

The Truth Behind Pseudoscience

UCSC science writers examine the evidence for ghost hunting, chemtrails, cryptozoology and more
December 28, 2021

2021: The Year in Review

A look back at the power grabs, dumb crimes, animal attacks and general assaults on common sense that made this year weird
December 21, 2021

Jackie Greene to Ring in the New Year at Felton Music Hall

'Americana prince' and member of the Grateful Dead musical circle describes his forthcoming record, ‘Family,’ as the best of his career
December 14, 2021

Santa Cruz’s Role in NASA’s New James Webb Space Telescope

UCSC scientists have big plans for successor to Hubble Space Telescope
December 7, 2021

Despite Federal Ruling, Dreamers Fight for DACA

Emmanuel, who requested GT not use his real name, was working this summer when his phone buzzed in his pocket.  He works operating heavy machinery...
November 30, 2021

Big Basin Recovery Spurs a Rethinking of Forest Futures

The famous state park was devastated by the CZU Fire—what will it look like when it comes back
November 23, 2021

The Secret History of Santa Cruz Hip-Hop

How an underground scene has flourished locally for almost four decades
November 16, 2021

Santa Cruz Gives Kicks Off Its Biggest Campaign Ever

After upsurge in donations in 2020, the number of participating groups doubles to 80
November 9, 2021

Santa Cruz County Rolls Out Vaccines for Kids—Can It Save the School Year?

Relentless challenges for teachers, staff and students mar return to in-person learning
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