Inside the thriving local company that has handcrafted some of the finest instruments in the world
California fiction from William T. Vollmann
Santa Cruz County’s agricultural heritage takes a hit as shifting weather patterns and mysterious fungus cripple the crop
Once-popular sentencing reform is being blamed for a rise in crime
With the release of his debut solo EP ‘Guest at Home,’ local rocker Henry Chadwick is getting national attention—and beating the curse...
Five local young cast members of Tess Sweet’s upcoming series talk to GT about addiction and recovery
Why tapping into herbal medicine requires experimentation and self-learning
Searching for the soul of Santa Cruz’s suds
How Marin Alsop transformed this world-class event before passing the baton
Why the city’s urban canopy may be in danger, and what it means for our future
Decades after community members first rallied to save Lighthouse Field, it needs saving once more
A few local women who are crushing stereotypes in the wine industry
Longtime Santa Cruz scenesters unite for perspective-shaking project
How negotiations over the Beach Flats Community Garden went wrong
Santa Cruz has been celebrating African American culture on the ‘Black Fourth’ for 25 years
LGBTQ partners are learning how to redefine marriage as identities shift
Filmmakers reveal why telling their subjects’ stories was nerve-wracking
As he comes to Aptos Village Park on May 28, Buddy Guy is thinking about the future of blues.
We reckon Sunday’s country-leaning line-up at the American Music Festival will surprise you.
As Santa Cruz showgirls prepare to travel to the mecca of burlesque, the local scene—with its combination of saucy sex appeal and...
How Michael Moore threw himself into election-year politics, made a comeback film, wound up in the hospital, and started all over again...
Ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern discusses the realities and dangers of drones at Reel Work Film Festival screening
Despite a wet winter, Santa Cruz County’s water problems are far from over
The city plans to increase density on major streets over the next two decades. How much is too much?
UCSC’s competitive hip-hop dance team Haluan carries on the little-known legacy of Santa Cruz’s revolutionary hip-hop scene with the En Route Urban...
The best businesses, places, people and things to do in Santa Cruz County in 2016 according to our readers—plus a few staff...
Editor’s Picks Best Local Hashtag #onlyinsantacruz There is a place carved out on Twitter where lovers of Santa Cruz can bask in...
Arts & Culture Best Festival (Music) Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music 1 The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music got its start in...
Community Life Best Bike Ride West Cliff Drive 1 This vibrant, two-mile long, mixed-use bicycle path stretches from the Municipal Wharf to...
FOOD & DRINK Best Açaí Bowl Café Brasil 1 In an açaí bowl, you’ll find granola, bananas and strawberries over a housemade...