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