8 Tens @ Eight Theatre Festival Returns

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Preparing the expanded 8 Tens @ Eight festival means finding great art from all over the world—and a top team of artists here in Santa Cruz By Wendy Mayer-Lochtefeld Culture watchers have been wringing their hands over our shrinking attention spans for many moons, but one plucky local theater company chose to embrace it long…

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Seacliff Gets New Park, County App Updated with El Niño Information

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SANTA CRUZ city residents have joined those in Capitola, Scotts Valley and the unincorporated areas of the county in being eligible to apply for HERO financing. The HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program enables property owners to finance water and energy-efficiency projects and pay for them over time through their property tax bill. Details…

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Fire Up That Gene Machine!

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Last week scientists, legal experts and advocacy groups from more than 20 countries attended a global summit on genetic engineering in New York City to establish a set of guidelines that would cover the use of gene-editing in humans. While the assembly acknowledged that gene-editing in humans has opened up vast possibilities in medical research, it…

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Santa Cruz Gives

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If you’ve attended an arts event, adopted a pet or even just walked on a clean beach, you’ve very likely encountered the work of a local nonprofit. We often don’t see all the things they do for us, but one thing is certain: Santa Cruz County wouldn’t be the same without them. Santa Cruz Gives is…

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Gobble Up: Santa Cruz Music This Week

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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

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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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