The 2009 Metro Santa Cruz Gold Awards
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Decades of mismanagement have left the Sacramento Bay Delta in a crisis with statewide implications. Now what?
Nūz: Santa Cruz County News Briefs
Santa Cruz plays focus group to tax reform effort, Watsonville's Luis Alejo inches closer to the mayor's seat and UCSC Arts & Lectures outgoing director Jeannette Pilak breaks down the breakdown of the 35-year-old program.
Quality filmmaking shines in spite of obvious meddling by producers in 'Sunshine Cleaning.'
Happiness is Not 'Knowing' How This Will Turn Out
Nicolas Cage vehicle digs the actor further into his last-man-standing pigeonhole.
Clive Owen and Julia Roberts try in vain to the invoke the great age of film noir in 'Duplicity.'
Part 'Flight of the Conchords,' part Simon & Garfunkel, Parisian indie duo Herman Dune heads for the Brookdale Lodge.
Welcome to the Machine
Dave Rawlings, longtime banjo associate of Gillian Welch, trades places with his famous bandmate in the Dave Rawlings Machine, playing the Rio this week.
Mic in tracks reveal strange and entertaining snippets of turn-of-the-century digital life.
Curtis Cartier catches B-Side Fever.
Music and Nightlife Calendar Picks
Branford Marsalis, Robert Earl Keen and the Waybacks rock Santa Cruz stages this week.
Tender Loving Kawa
Sushi palace at lively Bay/Mission location makes Westsiders a wasabi-laced offer they can't refuse.
How Santa Cruz resident David Kinch trounced celebrity chef Bobby Flay on 'Iron Chef.'
Letters to the Editor
March 25-April 1, 2009