Georgia Perry

Staff Writer

Fins Coffee Stops Live Music

Fins Coffee in has hosted live music performances in Santa Cruz once or twice a week for several years, usually small groups or individuals doing acoustic sets while baristas steam milk for cappuccinos in the background. But a recent crackdown by music licensing giant BMI has left the Ocean Street establishment with a tough decision: pay several hundred dollars a year in fees or cease the strumming.

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Local Group to Speak at TEDx Burning Man

One Santa Cruz company is capitalizing on Burning Man’s higher-brow side to get their message out. Manu Koenig, Co-Founer and CEO of Civinomics, a polling and outreach startup dedicated to facilitating community participation in social and political policies, will be giving a talk at the festival’s TEDx event on Thursday, Aug. 29.

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