Gobble Up: Santa Cruz Music This Week


While you may be pulling an Augustus Gloop this week, we still encourage you to roll yourselves downtown (avoiding any chocolate lakes of course) and enjoy the considerable amount of talent coming to town. Whether they are Santa Cruz legends returning home for a special holiday appearance or local bands doing what they do best,…

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Ozomatli: Rebels with a Cause


The only time one hears of bands entering the political fray nowadays is when they are complaining about their songs being used at candidates’ campaign events without their permission, but for Latin rockers, Ozomatli, their activist leanings have always been an integral part of their identity. The original members of the Grammy Award-winning group, named…

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New Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee Meets in Santa Cruz


Today marked the first meeting of a new advisory committee tasked with drafting recommendations on medical cannabis cultivation for Santa Cruz County. The 13-member committee, formed under the direction of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, includes cannabis growers, providers, planners, environmental health officials, legal experts and advocates. Today’s meeting was the first in…

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