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Songs of Past, Present, & Future

at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

JANUARY 27, 2018 Richard Wagner’s celebratory and stirring Prelude to his comedic opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg begins our vocally themed pr…


Rose and The Honeysuckers at The Crows Nest

at The Crow's Nest Restaurant

Rose and the Honeysuckers formed at the end of the summer of 2017 on the streets of Santa Cruz. After gathering large crowds on Pacific, the group dec…


Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom present "Into Africa"

at Rio Theatre

Join us for a new presentation by renowned photographer Frans Lanting and his partner, Chris Eckstrom, about the wonders of wild Africa. During many j…

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  • Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care is Coming to Scotts Valley!

    In 1940, Santa Cruz local business Lloyd’s Tire & Auto Care was opened by Lloyd Johnson. His grandson, Larry Johnson (along with co-owner Dean Schwartz), carries on the family tire tradition. They are opening a third store in Dean’s hometown at 5310 Scotts Valley Drive on February 1, 2018. Not only does Lloyd’s offer quality…

  • Medical Cannabis: The Best Cannabis Option

    With recreational cannabis on the horizon, why continue certification as a medical cannabis patient? There are many good reasons. The most obvious is that medical cannabis is less expensive. Recognized medical patients will be exempt from state and local sales taxes. Some communities may increase their cannabis tax revenues by even more than Santa Cruz,…

  • Clutch Courier’s Cranksgiving Benefits Local Foster Youth

    As the holidays quickly approach, one local company is gearing up to give back. On Saturday, November 18, Clutch Courier hosts its third annual Cranksgiving Alley Cat Benefit. This year they will continue to benefit the Encompass Community Services and donate proceeds to their Teen Transition Age Youth Program. “The first year we did it…

  • Comedian Richard Stockton on Civil Disobedience

    In August, 22-year-old Takiyah Thompson was arrested in Durham, North Carolina, for helping to topple a Confederate statue. A member of Workers World Party and student at N.C. Central University, Thompson climbed the statue and attached a rope to it. Demonstrators then pulled it down and began beating the crumpled bronze monument. Thompson said at…

  • Intro to OPERS at UCSC

    The motto of the Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports (OPERS) is “there’s something for everyone,” and that’s exactly what the biggest and baddest sports/recreation/wellness/fitness organization on UCSC’s campus seeks to provide. The university administration takes student health and fitness seriously, and budgets millions of dollars for OPERS to ensure that Slugs have top-notch…

  • A Brief History of Kresge College at UCSC

    Gary Merrill was driving his Volkswagen van to his apartment on the UCSC campus when he saw four naked women lounging on his roof. After gawking a moment too long, he proceeded to run his van into a ditch. It was the early ’70s, and as I came to find out while researching this story,…

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