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September 20, 2020

Works by Scotts Valley artist now showing at county building

Twenty-four oil paintings by Scotts Valley artist Shirley Lehner-Rhodes are currently showing at the Santa Cruz County Building, 701 Ocean St.  A professional artist and art instructor, Lehner-Rhodes primarily works in watercolors and oils. Her ongoing series of paintings...

A walk at sunset | Photo gallery

Have a recent photo you’d like to share? Send it to us for consideration by emailing it to [email protected] or mailing it to 21 Brennan St., Suite 14, Watsonville, CA 95076. Please include a brief description of the photo as well as...

Local author to discuss new novel at Kelly’s Books

WATSONVILLE—When author Edward R. Weingold was only 8 years old, he was scanning through his parents’ world atlas when he came across a life-changing photograph. The graphic image showed a pile of corpses—victims of the Buchenwald concentration camp in...

Try This | Sept. 27, 2019

"Try This" is a weekly column that celebrates local businesses — especially eateries, watering holes, coffee shops and the like. Johanna Miller Food: Ambrosia India Bistro Even though it’s been many years since Little India...

Capitola Plein Air paints its fifth year

CAPITOLA—Forty artists from across the county fanned out around Capitola last week with canvas, easels, chalk and tubes of color in tow, in hopes of distilling a handful of the coastal city’s choice land and seascapes on canvas and paper. 

Watsonville’s Kabwasa to release debut full-length album

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville singer-songwriter Kabwasa will celebrate a major milestone in his career on Sept. 16 by releasing his first full-length studio album, “Maiden Flight.” Born Etienne Kabwasa Green, Kabwasa now lives in Los Angeles, where he made waves in the...

Downtown tunes | Photo Gallery

FARM TOUR People unload from buses at Strong Agronomy in Watsonville for the first stop on the EcoFarm Conference 2020 bus tour. —photo by Johanna Miller The youngest cowboy! Taken at Pioneer Ranch,...

Arts Council launches emergency grants during COVID-19 crisis

Since the County of Santa Cruz issued a shelter-in-place order March 17, local artists have faced uncertain futures. With venues and schools closed and events either canceled or postponed, individuals and organizations are now out of work and...

Framing the coast

Forty-eight paintings by artist Erika Perloff depicting a string of northern Santa Cruz beaches are on display at Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz.

PV Arts virtually opens new exhibit

WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley Arts has officially opened its newest exhibit, “Campesinos: Workers of the Land,” to view virtually on its website during shelter-in-place. The exhibit, curated by Gabriel J. Medina and Judy Stabile, celebrates the contributions of agricultural farmworkers, and...
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PVUSD Board, A6: Incumbent faces challenger

Editor’s note: This is the second entry in a series of interviews with candidates running for office in the upcoming local elections....