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07/09/2024

THURSDAY 7/11

07/09/2024

How does a director transform a well-known theater piece into a fresh experience? Or apply a concept to a 450-year-old masterpiece that shines new light on world-famous characters?

07/09/2024

Much-awaited Dos Pescados (21 Seascape Village, Aptos) met a tidal wave of excitement with overflow Fourth of July crowds during its soft opening last week.

07/09/2024

Tim Silva, chef/owner and pizzaiolo of the newly opened Ozzy’s Pizzeria in Watsonville, says his new spot is a passion project that he intends to build into something outstanding. In addition to having been an executive chef and part owner …

07/09/2024

You’ve probably heard the advice to eat “multiple small meals for better digestion,” the grab-and-go mantra food stores today thrive on. After all, why not graze your way through the day, staying never too hungry, never too full and always …

07/09/2024

As a recording artist, if you hang around long enough, you get to look back at your body of work. And if you’re really lucky, you not only get to revisit your canon, but even get a shot at reinterpreting …

07/09/2024

NATIONAL POLITICAL QUANDRY

07/03/2024

Wilder Ranch State Park is named after dairyman Delos D. Wilder, but just the word “wilder” as an adjective works for me. Henry David Thoreau nailed it with In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World.

07/03/2024

The deteriorating state of road conditions in Santa Cruz County’s unincorporated areas is cited as being one of the “five most significant problems facing the County,” according to a Grand Jury Road Report published on June 5.

07/03/2024

Santa Cruz County Child Protective Services workers prioritize reunifying children with their birth parents, and have been accused of insensitive treatment and intimidation of families, according to a report released June 17 by the Santa Cruz County Grand Jury.

07/03/2024

A Santa Cruz County Grand Jury report determined that the Behavioral Health Division struggles to meet the county’s mental health needs, and has neither the fiscal means nor staff resources to do the job.

07/03/2024

Residents in Santa Cruz County will face steep fines for using fireworks this Fourth of July, including at area beaches.

07/02/2024

THURSDAY 7/4

07/02/2024

STRUMMING ALONG Catch Jake Nielsen on Fourth of July at Junction Park in Boulder Creek. PHOTO: Tarmo Hannula

07/02/2024

Sometimes it’s good to wait, exclaims Johnny Dodd to the Zoom camera.

07/02/2024

ARIES March 21-April 19

07/02/2024

In dark times, we all need a little pick-me-up now and then, and Mike Madrid is here to offer a full jolt of optimism, albeit long-term optimism. Here in Santa Cruz, it’s not at all hard to believe that in …

07/02/2024

In dark times, we all need a little pick-me-up now and then, and Mike Madrid is here to offer a full jolt of optimism, albeit long-term optimism. Here in Santa Cruz, it’s not at all hard to believe that in …

07/02/2024

One of Westside Santa Cruz’s more popular gastropubs has undergone a dramatic makeover.

07/02/2024

Jamie Loustalot, co-owner of The Grille at DeLaveaga, grew up locally and started her industry career as a teenager making cotton candy at Marini’s. From there, she worked at several other local spots in a back-of-house capacity before taking a …

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