Amber Waves of Pain
Lately, wheat's been charged with causing everything from weight gain to dandruff. A skeptical Jessica Lussenhop goes gluten-free for our annual Health & Fitness Issue. Plus, we investigate the corny Treadmill Bicycle and give readers the lowdown on iron-pumping palaces in our Guide to Local Gyms.
One high school teacher's account of a trip he didn't mean to take
2009 Goldies Ballot
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A Fragile Progress
Santa Cruz makes inroads to homelessness--just as hard times hit.
Nūz: Santa Cruz County News Briefs
A county program to keep mentally ill folks out of jail bites the dust, an iconic Santa Cruz mural makes way for Amgen and SCPD maps out neighborhood crime trends.
From the Pages
Characters from books come to life with dire results for Brendan Fraser in 'Inkheart.'
The Santa Cruz Chamber Players celebrate three decades with an evening of early Handel.
Curtis Cartier rolls on down to Coasters in the Boardwalk Bowl and finds one of the liveliest dance floors in Santa Cruz.
Music and Nightlife Calendar Picks
Indigo Girl Amy Ray, y'allternative troubadour Fred Eaglesmith and indie demigod Calvin Johnson on Santa Cruz stages this week.
Christina Waters revisits Capitola Book Cafe and finds appealing new culinary offerings.
Skipping the BS
Monterey therapist and author Carl Alasko wants you to stay free of drama and denial.
Letters to the Editor
January 28 - February 4, 2009