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Try This | Oct. 11

"Try This" is a weekly column that celebrates local businesses — especially eateries, watering holes, coffee shops and the like. Food The Bagelry: lox bagel I grew up on the East Coast where Jewish delis were common. One of the glories of these grand eateries were their...

An artistic stamp of approval

SANTA CRUZ—Maintaining a tradition of luring the public in to roll up their sleeves and engage in hands-on art projects, view art and meet artists, the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz drew a large crowd Oct. 4 for a rubber stamp...

Open Studios comes to South County

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY — The annual Open Studios, a free self-guided tour of area art studios, opened last weekend and will run this weekend and the following. The event, in its 34th year, invites the public into more than 300 artist studios across Santa Cruz and...

Try This | Oct. 4

Try This is a weekly column that celebrates local businesses — especially eateries, watering holes, coffee shops and the like. Food: Jack’s Cigars Sandwiches Since The Pajaronian moved downtown to Brennan Street in July I have enjoyed the wide range of businesses and other outlets that are now...

Capitola gears up for Plein Air Art Festival

CAPITOLA — A new art exhibit at the Jade Street Community Center in Capitola is serving as an appetizer for the upcoming fifth annual Capitola Plein Air Art Festival. Four artists have two works in the show that were winners from previous Plein Air events, said...

Wine event reignites vacant downtown location

WATSONVILLE—The long-vacant Gottschalks building in downtown Watsonville will come to life on Oct. 17 for Uncorked in Downtown, an evening of wine, food and fun put on by Pacific Coast Development.  The event, spearhead by Neva Hansen, will feature wines from Anatum Winery, Wargin Wines,...

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 left the East Lake Village Shopping Center, I still miss having such a great,...

Sculpture adorns new columbarium at PV Public Cemetery

WATSONVILLE — A sculpture depicting two intertwining great blue herons now sits atop a new columbarium at Pajaro Valley Public Cemetery. The 12-foot tall sculpture, entitled “Eternal,” was created by local artist and teacher Sean M. Monaghan and three assistants. Monaghan said he was approached last...

At 75, Watsonville artist Aranda keeps it fresh

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville artist Guillermo Aranda sat in his second-floor studio on West Lake Avenue last week working on a new painting of a heron. The unfinished work was spread out on a table covered with various paints, sketches and several drafts of birds in flight—one...

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.
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Former supervisor, tribal leader face off against incumbent congresswoman

Longtime Silicon Valley congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is locked in a contentious battle with Muwekma Ohlone tribal leader Charlene Nijmeh and former San Benito County...