The first phase of the huge Abbott Square renovation project will be unveiled this week. Will it be the answer to Santa...
Sailing the high seas from Santa Cruz to French Polynesia, Sally-Christine Rodgers documents the trials, tribulations and joys of exploring the world...
Up-and-coming artists like Ryan Bingham are a great reason to show up early to the Santa Cruz American Music Festival
Santa Cruz American Music Festival debuts this weekend with blues, country and everything in between
The annual salute to Santa Cruz’s entrepreneurial spirit expands, honoring locals with a range of goals and crusades
For Andrea Mollenauer every night is a party—but not everyone would think so.
Everywhere Paul De Worken goes, he sees blank walls.
You get your first job, and then realize you have no idea how to file your taxes. You blow a tire on...
There’s a video on YouTube from about 15 years ago of a band called the Real Jimmies, four young guys who used...
To most Santa Cruz residents, a pile of old wood on the side of the road is just trash. To Martijn Stiphout,...
The first time Courtney Laschkewitsch recalls wanting to be an entrepreneur, she was 4. By 6 years old, she’d gotten into the...
How DIY culture—and the way we document it—is evolving
[Editor’s Note: The following is from “One Sex Worker’s Experience” by Anonymous, as collected in “Speak Out” and reprinted by permission.]
Women in Santa Cruz use underground zine as a medium for a raw look at gendered violence
When Cora Evans died in Boulder Creek in 1957, her thousands of pages of religious writings hadn’t yet been published. More than...
The inside story of how Jay Shore’s weekly divided and conquered Santa Cruz 40 years ago
When I came on board as the publisher of Good Times a year ago, the lease was up at the office where...
A look back at the fiercely competitive world of Santa Cruz weeklies
A reflection of Santa Cruz in the 1970s
How the LGBT community found its place in Santa Cruz
Forty years of local women who transformed activism, law, academia, and more
How Santa Cruz’s vibrant culinary scene turned me into a food and wine writer
The founder of Santa Cruz Tech Beat looks back at the history and impact of the tech industry
In honor of the university’s 50th anniversary, five odd tidbits
A look back at how downtown Santa Cruz recovered from the 1989 earthquake
The organizers of TEDx Santa Cruz don’t just talk about this year’s theme, ‘radical collaboration’—they live it
Thousands of commuters drive by the Summit every day, but few stop to take in the full glory of Santa Cruz’s outrageous...
After 39 years in business, the owner of Santa Cruz’s Atlantis Fantasyworld looks back at how comics have evolved
Comics remain both relevant and marginalized
In 40 years of publishing, Good Times has seen a lot of “bests.”