New bi-monthly drag show adds important LGBTQ+ space in Santa Cruz
Progressive-minded Greater Purpose Community Church says booze and Jesus go together
An innovative solution to the lack of clean drinking water in countries around the world
Reggae islanders love the NorCal mainland
Adopting Seabright State Beach, these do-gooders want to be seen as model citizens, not devil worshipers
Live music highlights for the week of May 23, 2018.
Chief Andy Mills integrates a new tool into SCPD’s law enforcement strategy
Florida band Death inspired one of the unlikeliest of cover bands: Zombie Ritual, which plays songs by the legendary metal band.
An activist asks why SCPD lets residents fire assault rifles in the name of education
Wild Iris plays Wednesday, April 18 at Crepe Place.
As the U.S. reels from drug addiction, locals work to reduce health impacts
NEXTies Musician of the Year reveals how addiction drove him to rock bottom—and music brought him back
Meet all of this year’s winners
Two new programs offer transformative options for young families
Fulminante is a melting pot of sound that befits their powerful moniker
Warming Center volunteers and city staffers were working out the final details for a storage locker, until the plan was shelved
Legendary local punks to play their first shows in six years
Some advocates worry a new liability waiver, developed by the county, has major flaws
Heavy metal space aliens GWAR return to the Catalyst on Friday, Nov. 17.
As a biodiesel station closes, an environmental taxi company faces yet another challenge
Iron Reagan is a one-band metal marathon
All-star Santa Cruz group the Nagging Doubts are a whirlwind of energy and fun.
The draft environmental document predicts 7,100 new jobs in the local industry
Poorhouse Millionaires play Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Catalyst
Michael Zwerling, the station’s owner, cites free speech in defending the host
Terry Taylor hopes to grow memorabilia sales to strengthen Shakespeare Society of America
How Oliver ‘Tree’ Nickell overcame ups and downs and hit the big time with new album
LIGHT the Band plays Friday, Aug. 25 at Bocci’s Cellar
Phonetic performs Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Blue Lagoon
“The Darkness is the crust of this band, because there’s nothing but laughter inside of it,” says Vultures at Arms Reach (VAAR)...