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Santa Cruz County Actors’ Theater Presents Powerful Local Drama: White Sky, Falling Dragon

This month at the Actors' Theater in downtown Santa Cruz we have a rare opportunity to experience a very local story. White Sky, Falling Dragon is a play in two acts by playwright Steve "Spike" Wong and running April 19 …

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Highlighting Student Talent

Art instructors from 16 schools in Pajaro Valley Unified School District hung more than 400 pieces of student artwork in the Civic Plaza Building March 28 as part of the Annual PVUSD Student Art Exhibit.

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TEDxSantaCruz Announces Performers and Vendors for April Event

As TEDxSantaCruz 2024 gets closer, the team has announced the performers and vendors who will be rounding out the daylong event on Saturday, April 13, at the Crocker Theater on the Cabrillo College campus.

We Could Use Some Helping Hands (Or Tentacles)…

Dear KSQD Community: We are having a blast growing the station and making strides in fulfilling our mission to build community through quality broadcasting. 2023 saw the expansion of not only our signal but also our connection with the region …

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Photo Story: Lowrider Show Rolls Through Town

Several customized lowriders cruised along Main Street Sunday during the the opening reception of the latest art exhibit, “More Than Cars: Celebrating Lowrider Culture,” at the Pajaro Valley Arts – Porter Building. The show, which runs through June 30 is …

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Rep. Panetta, Monterey Bay Economic Partnership Host Broadband Expansion Roundtable in Boulder Creek

U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta, in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership, recently convened a community roundtable on the expansion of broadband and cellular service in Boulder Creek.

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Lowrider Culture in Focus

The world of lowriders—fixed up, cherried-out, shiny, classic, early day cars and trucks—will hit center stage Sunday in Watsonville with the opening reception of the latest art exhibit, “More Than Cars: Celebrating Lowrider Culture,”  at the Pajaro Valley Arts – …

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County’s Youth Poet Laureate Finalists Selected

Five finalists have been selected for the Santa Cruz County Youth Poet Laureate designation, a project of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries, and the Santa Cruz County Poet Laureate (SCCPL) in partnership with Urban Word. The finalists are Madeline Aliah, …

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20 Free Things to Do in Sacramento County

Home to the state capital, Sacramento County offers many amusements for visitors and locals alike. But only some require no cash outlay.

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Publishing in Paradise

Based in California’s most iconic vacation spot, Katherine Hill celebrates Tahoe Guide’s 42nd birthday.

Image caption: If there’s one thing Donald Trump supporters hate more than “liberal” San Francisco, it’s Taylor Swift. So they’re now 49ers fans for the Super Bowl.
Taylor Swift Has San Francisco-Hating Trump Fans Rooting for the ’49ers

Taylor Swift is so hated by fans of Donald Trump, they’ve set aside their hatred of San Francisco to root for the ’49ers in the Super Bowl, because Swift’s boyfriend plays for their opponents, the Kansas City Chiefs.

Image caption: Inadvertently, the beloved Muppet Elmo called attention to the mental health dangers of being too heavily online.
Lawmakers Now Calling for Regulation of Social Media

Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.

Fake News and the Presidential Elections

As the presidential primary season gets underway, how will fake news influence how people, or whether people vote? How will it impact the views people hold about the nominees? What are deep fakes and how can we deal with them? …

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