.Cover Stories

August 16, 2022

Two Years After CZU: Still Tangled in Red Tape

Despite promises of a fast-track process, most fire victims who want to rebuild legally are waiting for permits
August 16, 2022

Two Years After CZU: Overhauling Undergrowth

Grand Jury report says the county needs to step up its plan for removing vegetation that increases wildfire risk
August 16, 2022

Two Years After CZU: How Science is Aiding Recovery and Prevention

Lasers, mushrooms and other innovations help heal the local landscape
August 9, 2022

Locals Only Music Festival Showcases the Santa Cruz Scene

Unique festival Aug. 20-21 at Santa Cruz Fairgrounds is swan song for longtime local promoter ‘Sleepy’ John Sandidge
August 2, 2022

Sound Tribe Sector 9 Might Be the Most Successful Band in Santa Cruz

The world-known group has lived and recorded under the radar in the community for over 20 years. Their two-night run at UCSC’s Quarry Amphitheatre will mark an unofficial coming-out party
July 26, 2022

Food and Drink: Santa Cruz Bartenders Rebuild the Retro Cocktail

Classic drinks are getting a modern spin
July 19, 2022

Multi-talented Bass Phenom Les Claypool Brings ‘Bastard Jazz’ to Santa Cruz

The Primus ringleader’s latest supergroup features Stanton Moore, Mike Dillon and Skerik
July 12, 2022

What the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s 30th Anniversary Really Means

Designation has brought environmental protection, scientific discovery—but it almost didn’t happen
July 5, 2022

Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s New Season Takes on Clowns, Fools and Love Science

Company returns to full force with ‘The Tempest,’ ‘Twelfth Night,’ and the world premiere of ‘The Formula’
June 28, 2022

Why Don Caruth is the Hardest-Working Man on the Music Scene

Longtime leader of the Joint Chiefs brings his band to Fourth of July celebration this weekend
June 21, 2022

How the Push for Farmworker Housing is Hindered by Persistent Myths

While advocates look for solutions, field workers try to make a better life for their families
June 14, 2022

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore Bridge the Texas-Cali Gap at Moe’s

Rock and country outlaw legends find common ground in the blues
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