When it comes to the rail corridor’s future, can either side be trusted?
Retired firefighter Malcolm Terence on the new patterns of recent wildfires and how Santa Cruz is at risk—from the mountains to its...
Farmers are losing crops as they struggle to keep workers in the field
Best Alternative Health Services Santa Cruz Naturopathic Founded in 2009, Santa Cruz Naturopathic Medical Center is celebrating its ninth anniversary this...
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Our annual salute to the quirky corners of Santa Cruz greatness and strangeness
The best beaches, hiking and biking trails, local athletes, wedding venues and more
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
A fishing expedition reveals environmental threats to steelhead and coho populations
As Blue Summit plays the Santa Cruz Music Festival, big decisions are ahead for frontwoman AJ Lee
After last February’s deluge, what CalTrans has done to fix Santa Cruz commuters’ biggest nightmare
Santa Cruz Burger Week is Feb. 21-27—and here are all the juicy details
Bookshop Santa Cruz brings Chopra to the Civic, on tour with his book ‘The Healing Self’
Exploring why perfectly normal people go crazy for canines
Amy Baldwin and April Lampert bring sex-positive energy and education to ‘Shameless Sex’
The staffs of Good Times and Monterey County Weekly square off on who has the top territory
Iconic studio celebrates 20 years of exploring and innovating the art of movement
From antibiotic-resistant bacteria to nanotechnology, these new findings change the future of health
New project ‘Black Lives in Santa Cruz: What Matters’ looks at race and representation issues
Local comic DNA reflects on his years spent following the Dead
By popular demand, we look at 10 more of the top songs with something to say about where we live
All the Santa Cruz County news that confused, amused, inspired and terrified us this year
Prohibition is over for cannabis, and the estimates of money to be made in the legalized recreational market are astronomical. But what...
The UCSC-based station has evolved over half a century, while staying true to its founders’ community-radio ideals
Author of surprise hit ‘The Martian’ this time goes to the moon
The return of an iconic and pioneering local theater group to a scene that seems to once again be ready for it