How Mike Schermer, Santa Cruz's favorite working bluesman, came to the job. Plus: Bonnie Raitt, Al Green and some of the biggest names in blues line up for the Santa Cruz Blues Festival over Memorial Day weekend.
Metro Santa Cruz weighs in on the most overlooked election of all: the June 3 primary.
The La Bahia hotel project, proposed for Santa Cruz's Beach Street, is too big to show how big it is. Does that mean it's too big?
Nūz: Santa Cruz County News Briefs
Capitola liquor store owners rally against BevMo, the city and UCSC ponder ways to cut carbon emissions, the San Lorenzo Valley is on water restrictions again, a Santa Cruz woman dusts off an ancient form of building and Lower Pacific gets its very own planning party.
'Son of Rambow' is an all-ages winner about youthful cinema love
Master French spy OSS 117 is armed and ludicrous in 'Cairo, Nest of Spies'
'Fall of the Roman Empire' and French horror
Losing sleep over the intricacies of the reggae business? Relief is at hand as Garrett Wheeler interviews Djs Adam Twelve and Suraj.
Music and Nightlife Calendar Picks
Our critics pick this week's most interesting gigs.
The biodynamic magic of Love Apple Farm
The Santa Cruz Mountain winegrowers board the first wine train this weekend.
With the first annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, Santa Cruz starts to take artistic movements literally.