What’s so weird about Santa Cruz?

I made up my own bumper sticker, it says “Santa Cruz wasn’t weird until you got here.” I think what makes Santa Cruz weird is UCSC.

Vince Brown

Corralitos | Antique Dealer


It’s an arty crafty community left over from the ’60s. Unfortunately the rent got too high, but it’s very tolerant of alternative lifestyles, and I guess you can call that weird.

Airplane Bob

South County | Retired Military

lt_christopherNot enough. The city council mostly, I don’t think the city council is liberal enough. I think they pretend to be, but they’re really not. And I think the anti- homeless laws are some of the worst in the country and I don’t agree with them. I think the sit-down laws and the anti-panhandling laws are very bad. I atually just moved out of Santa Cruz and I’m happy to be gone.

Christopher Robbins

Freedom | Flea Market Seller


I think what’s weird about Santa Cruz is that almost everyone you meet is friendly and nice.

Ardis Negler

Santa Cruz | Environmentalist/Recycler

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