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May 27, 2022

‘Beyond the World’s End’ exhibition opens tonight

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SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) will partner with the Humanities Institute and UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Creative Ecologies to present “Beyond the World’s End.”  The exhibition dives into the issues behind the current climate crisis, and presents ways that...

First Fridays offer free live music | Try This

"Try This" is a weekly column that celebrates local businesses — especially eateries, watering holes, coffee shops and the like. • Tarmo Hannula FUN: First Friday I’ve trumpeted my excitement about the monthly First Friday event in downtown Santa Cruz in this column before, but I feel a...

“Birds of Prey” a stylish, upbeat thrill ride

The character of Harley Quinn was initially written to be in a handful of episodes of “Batman: The Animated Series” in the 1990s. But audiences loved her so much that she became a recurring character, with her own backstory. She was eventually written into...

Local metalwork artist forges ahead

Pierre Riche’s artistic journey has been anything but dull. Born in New York City in 1966, Riche has lived in nine different U.S. states, moving more than 14 times and exploring various pathways.  He studied at the School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, lived in...

Cabrillo Gallery explores natural habitats in first exhibit of 2022

APTOS—Last fall, Cabrillo Gallery opened its doors to the public for the first time in 17 months. The annual “12x12: An Open Invitational” exhibit was a return to in-person viewing after a string of virtual shows. But with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 surging and...

Living Giant | Photo Gallery

Do you 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 the name...

Cabrillo Gallery to reopen to the public for annual exhibit

APTOS—Cabrillo College’s on-campus art gallery is reopening to the public after being shuttered since March 2020. After holding a variety of virtual shows for the past 17 months, Cabrillo Gallery returns to in-person with its annual “12x12: An Open Invitational” exhibit. The exhibit invites artists...

Local law enforcement professional publishes first novel

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—When Ed Delfin moved from the Philippines to the U.S. as a teenager, he was faced with more than just the usual challenges of a new immigrant. Settling in Watsonville, Delfin noticed immediately the underlying issues with gang violence and its effect...

Senderos welcomes new executive director

SANTA CRUZ—Gabriela Cruz has been named executive director of Santa Cruz-based nonprofit Senderos, making her the first hired staff member after 20 years of being an all-volunteer-based organization.  Senderos, founded in 2001 by indigenous Oaxacan sisters Fe Silva-Robles and Dr. Nereida Robles Vasquez, was an...

Taylor’s Alley murals restored

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WATSONVILLE—Seven murals that line the historic Taylor’s Alley, a pedestrian conduit between Main and Union streets in downtown Watsonville, have been given new life thanks to the efforts of local volunteers. Judy Gittelsohn, owner of nearby Studio Judy G, and her sales director Emily Reynolds...
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No mercy: St. Francis pounds Soledad to reach CCS title game...

SANTA CLARA—After the St. Francis High baseball team split a two-game set with Soledad High during the Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division season,...