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Most people assume that hitchhiking is a long-gone tradition in the 21st century. But in the San Lorenzo Valley, the continued popularity...
How Santa Cruz is celebrating the ‘year of books’
How the confusion over GMOs is undermining the organic movement
Santa Cruz’s Gary Conley on chasing the swell around the entire African continent on his Suzuki motorbike
Mavericks competition enters new partnership, shortens season
The whims of Mother nature play a major role in whether or not Mavericks is called each year
How surfing helped a local therapist improve his practice
Local surfboard company greens up the industry with an eco-conscious business model
After her 1991 testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings, Anita Hill became a symbol of the battle against sexual harassment. But in...
What makes two people right for each other? Two parallel relationships—and a brief intersection—between Frank and Ava and Frank and Lindy reveal...
The story of Kirby Scudder’s cow art is the story of the Tannery
Everybody’s for recycling, right? So why are we all doing it wrong? Our reporter gets down and dirty to uncover 10 secrets...
Santa Cruz’s Carlie Statsky brings her love of the natural world to the hyper-personal art of wedding photography
From four-minute bursts to 5,000-year-old Indian weapons, these are the fitness trends you need to know about in 2015
With a new show, Tandy Beal kicks off a year of celebrating the 40th year of her dance company in Santa Cruz,...
The Year in Review In 2014
District Attorney Bob Lee’s death in October stunned the Santa Cruz community, but he had battled cancer fiercely—and privately—for more than a...
A beginner’s guide to understanding and exploring the uncanny world of lucid dreams
The men behind the women of the Kinsey Sicks Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet explain their own special brand of ‘dragtivism,’ and their holiday...
How the culture of philanthropy and volunteerism in Santa Cruz County is changing as millennials get involved
Giving Where It Helps
The pop-up dining trend is freeing culinary imaginations and creating a guerilla version of event dining around Santa Cruz
With offbeat events and a quirky line-up, this year’s Santa Cruz Film Festival encourages audiences to ‘rethink the viewing experience’
Santa Cruz was once known as a utopia for feminism. So how did it become a bad word?
Monterey Bay scientists are working to crack the mysteries of—and dispel the myths about—great whites. But in the highly contentious world of...