The Sound And The Fury
Music writer Paul M. Davis looks back on a decade of Santa Cruz bands
Ten Questions for Jessica Jordan Champagne
The co-founder of Happy Girl Kitchens ruminates upon the possibilities of a parallel existence, the wonder of quince and the magic of kefir.
Stephen Kessler sends a dispatch from the Kim Nalley tribute to Billie Holiday at Kuumbwa.
Santa Cruz Skate Awakening
A roller derby injury gives rise to an idea.
Santa Cruz Council paid more than most, less than some
This Friday, Dec. 11 at 6:30pm, Take Back Santa Cruz is gathering at the Taco Bell on the corner of Pacific and Laurel in downtown Santa Cruz to demonstrate "Positive Loitering."
Frequent Letters page contributor Mike Speviak explains why he thinks a bike boulevard on King Street would inadvertently raise emissions on the Westside of Santa Cruz.
Field of Dreamers
Morgan Freeman's Nelson Mandela and rugby star Matt Damon try to heal a nation in 'Invictus'
The Scene King
Why Spencer Biddiscombe is Santa Cruz's punk rock savior
Rhan Wilson's 'An Altared Christmas' is an only-in-Santa-Cruz treat
Music and Nightlife Calendar Picks
Jay Farrar and Son Volt shine on the Rio, Charlie Hunter brings his stunning virtuosity to Kuumbwa, Nina Storey belts one out at Moe's Alley and Espers gets all ethereal at Fernwood.
Ristorante Avanti continues a two-decade tradition of treating Santa Cruz to fresh, vibrantly flavored seasonal cuisine.
Letters to the Editor
December 9 - 16, 2009