Cover: The Strange Life and Times of Charley Parkhurst
Nobody knows if she really was the first woman voter in California. Nobody knows why she spent her life dressing as a man. But the story of Soquel icon Charley Parkhurst turns the legend of the Wild West upside down.
Big Mama: 'Mama Mary' Pesto Feed honors pioneering Italian immigrant Mary Carniglia, who made a huge mark on Santa Cruz. Also: Geoffrey Dunn remembers 'Mama Mary,' who happened to be his great-aunt.
The Rock Show: Camper Van Beethoven's Greg Lisher should be mayor.
What Women Write: This month in literary events: women writers would like to have a word with you
Roman Holiday: A tiny slice of Italy resides in the village of Capitola, bringing a bit of bella Roma to our grateful taste buds.
'Merchant' of Menace: Gareth Armstrong delves into the controversy around Shakespeare's most hot-button creation in 'Shylock.'
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