Queen of Tarts
Thirty years ago Gayle Ortiz gambled on a little Capitola bakery and won.
What do Santa Cruz, Milpitas and Reno have in common? They're all part of the brand new Northern California Megaregion.
Nūz: Santa Cruz County News Briefs
Santa Cruz braces for a cycling-related lawsuit, People Power wins a temporary restraining order in the Mission Hill alleyway squabble, Santa Cruz lawmakers raise eyebrows at governor's plans for the Delta, and Sen. Simitian loses his place at the Budget Committee table.
Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy you a few more weeks of life in 'The Counterfeiters'
Egyptian musicians wander into a strange Israeli village in 'The Band's Visit'
The Ditty Bops bring another whimsical musical performance to Santa Cruz.
Big Band Theory
The 18-piece Bjorkestra pays tribute to the enigmatic Icelander this weekend at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz.
In The Key of Di
Cabrillo College hosts a rising young star of classical piano, Di Wu.
The Rec League All-Stars are putting Santa Cruz hip-hop on the map.
Free Fridays at the Catalyst: what's not to love?
Music and Nightlife Calendar Picks
Our critics pick this week's most interesting gigs.
At UCSC's Terra Fresca, Chef de Cuisine Jamie Smith gets fresh on a daily basis.
Verve Coffee Roasters keeps Eastsiders jumping.