The Life Cinematic
The seventh annual Santa Cruz Film Festival offers a special look at the art of the documentary, a glimpse of Jack Kerouac's Big Sur breakdown and dozens of quality independent feature films in a week of cinematic indulgence.
And Some Water, Please
After lawsuits and layoffs, it was good manners and a spirit of cooperation at last week's Pajaro Valley water agency meeting.
Nūz: Santa Cruz County News Briefs
Volunteers ride to the rescue of the Beach Flats Community Garden, local environmentalists just say no to new landfill technology for Buena Vista and one of the world's leading climate change scientists visits UCSC for the fourth annual Fred Keeley Lecture on Environmental Policy.
The Right Stuff
Robert Downey Jr. takes off in 'Iron Man'
Helen Hunt in 'Then She Found Me' has too much dignity, not enough impudence
With a new album and a packed touring schedule, Santa Cruz's Expendables are riding high.
A series of free concerts by the Santa Cruz Chamber Players spreads the love of music around.
The kids of Guitarmy are all right.
Music and Nightlife Calendar Picks
Our critics pick this week's most interesting gigs.
On The Waterfront
A warm welcome, spacious interior and atmospheric vistas make Johnny's a can't-lose harborside destination.
Alton Brown at the Aquarium, biodynamics at Bonny Doon and wine-tasting with Tabitha Stroup and Melissa Schilling of Praise Cheeses Pass the Wine.
Off The Wall
Graffiti meets designer toys in a new exhibit at Cardboard Spaceship in downtown Santa Cruz.
True To Form
A uniquely California art form takes its place on the literary map with 'Bear Flag Republic,' a new anthology of prose poems.