In Defense of Slow Reading
Has the relentless cacophony of Google culture made us dumb? An Internet junkie picks up a book and finds out.
Matters of Course
Economic downturn forces Santa Cruz to contemplate relinquishing the once-profitable De Laveaga Golf Course.
Police and sheriffs are dismayed at the thought of losing free state crime lab services.
Volunteers just say no to state parks closures.
State Parks Access Pass
The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors ends the tortured process of finalizing a budget on Thursday, June 25 at 10:45am at the county building, 701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz. This is the last chance to plea for favorite programs.
Dave and wife Vendela lay an Eggers in Gen-X family values sitcom "Away We Go."
The unmistakable Richard Thompson heads to Santa Cruz for a Saturday evening show.
Music and Nightlife Calendar Picks
Port O'Brien, Zigaboo Modeliste, Greensky Bluegrass and the Dave Nelson band this week on Santa Cruz stages.
Ice, Ice, Baby
We all scream for Scream Sorbet's crazy good fresh fruit dessert.
Battle of The Bulge
Ripped rhomboids and buff biceps at the Santa Cruz Bodybuilding and Figure Championships.
The owlets roosting across from the Santa Cruz Police Department learn to fly and hunt on their own.
Letters to the Editor
June 24-July 1, 2009
District 27 Assemblyman Bill Monning advocates for a $15 vehicle registration fee to save the state parks. "Although deep cuts are necessary to balance the budget, how we make those cuts and how we advance alternatives will reflect our values as a state," he writes.