Theft-proof plastic packaging isn't just irritating. It's bad for the planet and worse for your health.
Observing the mature feminine mystique in action at the first National Cougar Convention.
The Lady Riders of Santa Cruz
Biker gals confab on a rainy Saturday in December.
The FDA's belated move to rein in rampant abuse of OxyContin
Finding out what's behind a new prescription discount card floating around Santa Cruz County.
The UC system gets all the attention, but Cabrillo College anthropology teacher Allan Lonnberg reminds us the community colleges are suffering too.
Cormac McCarthy's searing postcard from the end of the world comes to the screen.
Pandora's Boxed In
A strange world tries to resist the invasion of earthlings in James Cameron's 'Avatar.'
Former Santa Cruz singer-songwriter Rachel Williams admits she's obsessed with love.
Harper Simon's star-studded debut was hard-earned.
Music and Nightlife Calendar Picks
Grateful Dead offshoot Steve Kimock brings Crazy Engine to Moe's Alley; Wild Rovers play Don Quixote's, Dick Dale shreds and the Cayuga Vault says good-bye.
Gifts In Good Taste
Christina Waters shares ideas for gourmet gifts for bon vivants.
Letters to the Editor
December 16 - 24, 2009