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June 18, 2021

Father, Son Leaders in Fire, Police Departments

Watsonville Fire Chief Rudy Lopez and his son, Watsonville Police Sgt. Rudy Lopez Jr. say they love working in the town in which they grew up.


April 28, 2021

UCSC Luminary, Institute of Marine Sciences Founder William Doyle Dies

Doyle was a founding faculty member when UCSC opened in 1965
March 16, 2021

Carl Gooding’s Quest to Shape A Sustainable, Inclusive Surfing World

Gooding brings a waste-not maker’s ethos to his Dawn Patrol Surfboards
March 2, 2021

Remembering Santa Cruzan John Tuck, Larger Than Life

Tuck was dedicated to making sure children were in safe homes for the county
January 12, 2021

Singer-Songwriter Katie Ekin Returns to Santa Cruz and to Making Music

Writing process helped her work through emotions around a move and breakup
January 12, 2021

Colectivo Felix Partners with Great Plates to Bring Seniors Delicious Meals

Plus, Pizzeria Avanti asks for community support amid pandemic
December 29, 2020

Claire Braz-Valentine Honored for Work with Writers in California Prisons

Braz-Valentine helped prisoners find their literary voices
December 28, 2020

Miches and Ceviches Grows From Humble, Online Beginnings

Food trailer serves Mexican seafood dishes and unique michelada mix
December 10, 2020

Owners of La Perla in Watsonville Living Their ‘American Dream’

Couple launched La Perla to highlight their love of their native cuisine
December 1, 2020

After His Cancer Diagnosis, Jory Post Wrote Another Novel

Post’s new 'Pious Rebel' puts his virtuosity on full display
November 24, 2020

Freeing the Poems of Santa Cruz’s ‘Pete the Poet’

Peter McLaughlin’s poems live on with new book
November 17, 2020

Dancer and Artist Makana Goes Poet with First Hip-Hop Release

Debut EP includes four hip-hop songs, eclectic in their influences
August 11, 2020

Remembering Santa Cruz Jazz Great Don McCaslin

Don McCaslin was the tireless Jazz King of Santa Cruz’s bohemian heyday
August 4, 2020

John Waters Does His Own Twisted Take on Self-Help

Cult director dishes on filmmaking and offers life advice in ‘Mr. Know-It-All’
August 4, 2020

Santa Cruz Poet Gary Young’s Sons Follow in His Literary Footsteps

Jake Young and Cooper Young have both published books of poetry just like their dad
July 28, 2020

Jana Marcus Explores Family History and Mob Murder in ‘Line of Blood’

Book serves as requiem for author's late father Morton Marcus
July 28, 2020

Rapper Alwa Gordon Has Breakthrough on New Song ‘Loving Yourself’

Therapy leads to epiphany and the most vulnerable track Gordon has ever recorded
July 21, 2020

Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club Releases Memoir

Drummer shares his influences and dishes on Talking Heads dynamics
July 14, 2020

Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires New Generation of Black Activists

Meet the local organizers working to create change
July 10, 2020

Patrice Vecchione Shares Lessons on Living a Creative Life in New Book

In her new book, poet Patrice Vecchione becomes an evangelist for the writing life
July 7, 2020

Aurore Sibley Comes to Grips With Pandemic Grief on Debut Solo Album

First album 'Book of Song' debuts on July 24
June 18, 2020

Santa Cruz Dance Community Mourns the Death of Sara Wilbourne

Dancer and choreographer died in early May
June 16, 2020

The Road Ahead for Santa Cruz’s Multitalented Anthony Arya

He has three bands, a new album, and a Stanford education awaiting—and he’s not even 18
June 2, 2020

As Ashtyn Davis Makes the NFL, His Father Also Has a Santa Cruz Legacy

Sean Davis' impact on the Santa Cruz community goes well beyond his past struggles with addiction
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