Lori Nixon has faced jail time, fees and a suspension since blocking Highway 17 in a controversial student protest
A new discovery in Santa Cruz Mountains pumas reveals that after pollution enters the ocean, some toxins may return to land
One Aptos teacher’s innovations are a striking example of how technology—and a better understanding of how our brains work—is revolutionizing education for...
Fifty years ago Santa Cruz hosted a landmark moment in counterculture history
A look at the organizations we’re asking you to support in our new holiday giving campaign
The Colligan Theater opens at the Tannery Arts Center under circumstances no one could have imagined when it was first conceived. That...
This time, scientists say, winter really is coming for Santa Cruz
Navigating the health care system can be a nightmare for transgender individuals. But some local providers are working to change that
Conjunctive use is being touted by the city’s advisory committee as the last great hope for Santa Cruz’s water supply. But will...
New Leaf Community Markets celebrates its 30th anniversary with a block party this weekend. Co-founder and president Scott Roseman talks about how...
515 515 Cedar St., Santa Cruz 425-5051, 515santacruz.com For Restaurant Week, 515 is taking the local ingredients they already use and making...
This ain’t no Burning Man—the MAH’s GLOW festival flames on
As it celebrates its 30th year, Santa Cruz County’s Open Studios is one of the most successful in the country—and a make-or-break...
FashionART’s 10th anniversary show introduces a new generation of designers on the edge
In celebration of the Kuumbwa Jazz Center’s 40th anniversary, a look back at how it shook up the jazz world
10 Santa Cruz inventions that spread all over—and even changed—the world
Online personality algorithms put astrological profiles to shame, but UCSC psychologists are raising questions about sharing personal data
With a new documentary film about his work, and huge exhibits on both coasts, acclaimed Santa Cruz nature photographer Frans Lanting is...
The Santa Cruz Derby Girls’ nights of badassery
Santa Cruz’s Yuri Barrigan is the first local rider to compete in the world’s most dangerous motorcycle race
Santa Cruz photojournalist Alekz Londos on what he saw while providing disaster relief in parts of Nepal where other organizations wouldn’t go
The Bonny Doon Vineyards iconoclast dives into uncharted waters again, fueled by an epic new vision of American soil and a search...
The SilverSneakers program is crusading for fitness by making it free
Five things you didn’t know about health and the human body
Why standup paddleboarding is the latest trend in yoga
Santa Cruz wellness expert releases app to improve workplace well-being
How a Santa Cruz designer created one of the most unlikely hits in video game history
Meet the players behind the multi-faceted push to reshape Watsonville’s downtown
Santa Cruz Skateboards’ parent company NHS is part of a growing solar trend
Can a Santa Cruz author’s 2×2 Pledge stimulate the local economy and revolutionize our food system?