As she prepares to celebrate her 80th birthday, local lap steel virtuoso is as busy as ever
This year’s festival features 18 composers and world, West Coast and U.S. premieres
Four decades of work by iconic local artist will be highlighted
Theater company has a vision for equality both on and off the stage
An innovative solution to the lack of clean drinking water in countries around the world
Popular council member’s announcement opens up questions about Santa Cruz city government
Jack O’Neill’s ocean stewardship legacy is going strong
Increasing incidents illustrate how the ecosystem is changing off local shores
‘Santa Cruz Noir’ collects short crime fiction with a local setting.
Director of Cabrillo Choral and Vocal Studies has been raising voices for decades
Why UCSC’s take on Mozart’s opera ‘The Magic Flute’ was a full year in the making
Kelly Luker’s book ‘Private Eye for the Bad Guy’ exposes the hard truths of a profession shrouded in mystery
Psychedelic surf trio rides a new wave of inspiration
The former White House photographer tells GT about the images in his new book, ‘Obama: An Intimate Portrait’
While Mary Porter Sesnon’s name is well-known throughout the region, very little until now has been known about her life.
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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