How UCSC hit the counter-culture jackpot with a new Hunter S. Thompson archive
While Mary Porter Sesnon’s name is well-known throughout the region, very little until now has been known about her life.
The UCSC-based station has evolved over half a century, while staying true to its founders’ community-radio ideals
International history project explores the founding years of U.S. military in Okinawa
‘Harvesting Our Heritage: Bite-Sized Stories from Santa Cruz County History’ has arrived after four years of research
In the summer of 1977 Neil Young moved to town to make legendary music
As ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ turns 50, artist Jann Haworth reveals how it really got made
Nearly erased from local history, the Santa Cruz Colored Giants challenged baseball’s racist rules in the Jim Crow era
The Cooper House is the spiritual and geographical predecessor of Abbott Square
The story behind a possible new park in the works at San Lorenzo Point
It was almost a hundred years after her family came to Santa Cruz that Live Oak native Sierra Ryan first held her...
The historic Santa Cruz legacy and mana of Hawaiian-born Antoinette Swan
Santa Cruz women fought for midwifery rights beginning in the 1970s, paving the way for today’s progress
The little-known history of a local surf legend’s aerial experiments
The Costumed Accordionist King of Pacific Avenue celebrates his 20th year of street performance
An interview with Wallace Baine on his new book and the importance of indie bookstores
Ghost hunters, a book, and even a tour explore paranormal activity of Santa Cruz
Three new books document the hippie movement’s brief, shining moment of glory in Santa Cruz and beyond
A look back at our city’s rough-and-tumble beginnings
New memoir ‘Finding Fontainebleau’ recalls childhood in France
Santa Cruz has been celebrating African American culture on the ‘Black Fourth’ for 25 years
News briefs for the week of May 4, 2016.
Our relationship with bananas is complicated, but they still have appeal
How Regina Carter’s forgotten family history shaped her musical memory and her sound
Aphrodisiacs and the food-sex connection
A brief history of how the Nickelodeon transformed Santa Cruz’s movie culture
Two galleries offer fresh looks at local history
Fifty years ago Santa Cruz hosted a landmark moment in counterculture history
What makes two people right for each other? Two parallel relationships—and a brief intersection—between Frank and Ava and Frank and Lindy reveal...
How three young Hawaiian princes first introduced surfing to Santa Cruz—and to the mainland of the Americas