Living Writers Series lineup announced

September 29, 2014

UC Santa Cruz has released the schedule for this year’s fall edition of the Living Writers Series. This year’s writers include Tobias Woolf (of “This Boy’s Life” fame,) local writer Karen Joy Fowler (best-known for “the Jane Austen Book Club,” and Ariel Gore, founder of Hip Mama magazine. The full lineup is here.

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Little Free Libraries in Santa Cruz

September 24, 2014
Little Free Libraries in Santa Cruz

Have you heard about little free libraries? Basically, they are miniature libraries where people can take and leave books on the honor system. They’re cropping up all over the country, as well as internationally. That includes Santa Cruz. Residents of the Chanticleer Park neighborhood lay…

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Try this: The (gluten-free) Reuben Time at Santa Cruz Ale Works

September 24, 2014
Try this: The (gluten-free) Reuben Time at Santa Cruz Ale Works

I’m becoming increasingly convinced that the deli/cafe at Santa Cruz Ale Works is one of the city’s best hidden gems. The brewery opened a cozy little restaurant at their digs in the Harvey West area about a year and a half ago, and it’s not…

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7×7 does Santa Cruz

September 23, 2014
7×7 does Santa Cruz

Lately, it feels like people outside of Santa Cruz (namely our SF brethren) are starting to realize that it’s not all surfer-dude-does-country-bumpkin here. Sure, we love our outdoors and may…

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Neil Patrick Harris coming to Santa Cruz in October

September 22, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris coming to Santa Cruz in October

It’s going to be legen……wait for it…… DARY! Neil Patrick Harris is coming to Santa Cruz in October to read from his new book, “Choose Your Own Autobiography.” The one-time…

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Soquel Creek Water District showcasing residents’ water conservation efforts

September 19, 2014
Soquel Creek Water District showcasing residents’ water conservation efforts

I’m really enjoying the little vignettes about what various customers are doing to save water that the Soquel Creek Water District is highlighting on its website. It’s not only visual,…

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