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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What’s Going on in the Santa Cruz Real Estate Market?

The Santa Cruz real estate market continues to show tremendous promise as the year progresses. While the housing market in the Santa Cruz area appeared to show a slight decline toward the middle of the spring season, time has shown that the brief decline was more of a stabilizing factor of the market rather than…

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The Best of Reggae-Fusion Comes to Santa Cruz


Fusing California roots reggae with hip-hop, jazz and a bit of punk, Dewey and the Peoples is a hybrid wonder for a new generation of music lovers. Equally hard-hitting and inspired, the Bay Area-based five-piece is making waves up and down the coast, delivering captivating performances that rarely leave feet on the ground. Dewey and…

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