Mavericks canceled for 2017

February 5, 2017
Mavericks canceled for 2017

This was supposed to be the first year that women competed in the annual Mavericks surfing competition, but this year’s event has been now been canceled. Embroiled in lawsuits and financial struggles, the competition has been officially called off for 2017, according to the New York Times. The decision follows several weeks — months, in…

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Oculus unveils new VR headset – the Santa Cruz

October 8, 2016

Oculus has released the latest prototype of its Rift virtual reality headset and they’ve named it after our fair city. Meet the Santa Cruz. From Ars Technica:  “I got a chance to try out an early prototype of Oculus’ effort, dubbed the “Santa Cruz” prototype,…

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Stab Santa Cruz calls it quits

October 6, 2016

Stab Santa Cruz, a blog that cropped up almost a decade ago in the wake of a number of violent crimes, is calling it quits. Whether you call him a rabble rouser, vigilante, fear monger or community leader, Helbard Alkhassadeh got people talking with his site, which…

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UCSC student challenges assumptions about transgender athletes

September 9, 2016
UCSC student challenges assumptions about transgender athletes

Interesting article from UC Santa Cruz. To read the full piece, click here.  

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Three sea otters shot to death in Santa Cruz County

August 30, 2016
Three sea otters shot to death in Santa Cruz County

This is incredibly sad news. Officials are seeking information involving three sea otters that were shot to death in recent weeks.  More information from the California Dept. of Fish and…

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Santa Cruz: The least affordable place to live

August 25, 2016
Santa Cruz: The least affordable place to live

Even the UK’s Guardian has caught on to the fact that Santa Cruz is one pricey place to live.  “California is a monster. If you don’t keep up, you end…

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