What lessons can we learn from our pandemic past?
Uncovering the fate of one of historic Chinatown’s most famous residents reveals the harsh realities faced by his community
The outgoing director of the Museum of Art & History talks art elitism, forging new community ties and what’s next
Poet Robert Lundquist comes to Bookshop Santa Cruz on April 25
Beat movement muse passes away at age 92
Door knocking with the Central Coast’s unapologetically progressive State Senator
Jack O’Neill’s ocean stewardship legacy is going strong
While Mary Porter Sesnon’s name is well-known throughout the region, very little until now has been known about her life.
In the summer of 1977 Neil Young moved to town to make legendary music
Nearly erased from local history, the Santa Cruz Colored Giants challenged baseball’s racist rules in the Jim Crow era
Benefit art show captures the quiet, powerful legacy of Howard Ikemoto
The historic Santa Cruz legacy and mana of Hawaiian-born Antoinette Swan
Ray Brown’s Great Big Band signs off with a final show at Kuumbwa
A look back at our city’s rough-and-tumble beginnings
Santa Cruz has been celebrating African American culture on the ‘Black Fourth’ for 25 years
Fifty years ago Santa Cruz hosted a landmark moment in counterculture history
New Leaf Community Markets celebrates its 30th anniversary with a block party this weekend. Co-founder and president Scott Roseman talks about how...
Why we miss the Pacific Rim Film Festival
More than a century after a famed trio of Hawaiian princes first surfed in Santa Cruz, their redwood olo surfboards are returning...
Ed Penniman’s ‘Santa Cruz Sweet Spots’ exhibit highlights his love of his native city
Multiple-murder suspect Robert Durst, the focus of HBO’s ‘The Jinx,’ called Northern California home in the 1990s and early 2000s. Did he...
How reading Lisa Jensen’s reviews taught me to love film
A reflection of Santa Cruz in the 1970s
What makes two people right for each other? Two parallel relationships—and a brief intersection—between Frank and Ava and Frank and Lindy reveal...
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...
As the wharf celebrates its centennial, a personal reflection on its essential place in Santa Cruz’s history
Ralph Peduto (1942-2014) was a creative force on the Santa Cruz arts scene for 35 years
Chris Isaak and Gregg Allman trace back the roots of their sound as they headline the Santa Cruz Blues Festival on Memorial...
Iconic editor Buz Bezore, who died last month at the age of 68, left a huge mark on Santa Cruz journalism ...
An excerpt from ‘Santa Cruz is in the Heart Vol. II’ In the spring when the willows and chickens grew fat again...