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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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Santa Cruz Tech: Pearl (Automation) gleaming with success

June 25, 2016

Thanks to Santa Cruz Tech Beat for keeping us up-to-date on what’s happening tech-wise on this side of Highway 17. There’s quite the burgeoning industry. One of the latest critical tech darlings to come out of Santa Cruz  (er, Scotts Valley) is Pearl Automation, the brainchild of some Apple alums. From Ars Technica, a leading…

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What’s Your Deal, Sara Kaiser?

February 22, 2015
What’s Your Deal, Sara Kaiser?

When Sara Kaiser first tried slacklining during a family vacation in eighth grade, she hated it. But the 22-year-old recent UC Santa Cruz graduate says she had a change of heart while, as a senior in high school, she was reviewing photos from that fateful trip. She recalls suddenly feeling as though slacklining was something…

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Anita Hill at UC Santa Cruz Thursday

February 22, 2015
Anita Hill at UC Santa Cruz Thursday

Anita Hill, who made headlines when she accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, will be speaking at UC Santa Cruz Thursday. The event is co- sponsored by Bookshop Santa Cruz.  Hill  will be speaking about sexual harassment law, gender and race equality. After the talk , she will sign copies of her book, Reimagining Equality:…

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What’s Your Deal, Annie Pautsch?

January 25, 2015
What’s Your Deal, Annie Pautsch?

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What’s Your Deal? – Dave Grimes

December 16, 2014
What’s Your Deal? – Dave Grimes

For the first few issues of Santa Cruz Waves magazine, I tried out an idea for a ongoing feature I called “What’s Your Deal?” Here’s the first iteration, focusing on a local comedian and educator who also has a history as a pro wrestler … as in the WWE kind. Dave Grimes is quickly becoming…

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Cancer forces Santa Cruz County District Attorney to step down

October 8, 2014
Cancer forces Santa Cruz County District Attorney to step down

For those intrinsically involved with the Santa Cruz County court system, it’s been no secret that top prosecutor Bob Lee has been mostly out of the office for the past several months as he battles a virulent form of cancer. Second banana Jeff Rosell, the chief deputy district attorney, has been running the show in…

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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 Doogie Howser star has kind of blown up in the past several years and Bookshop Santa Cruz isn’t taking any chances with his appearance. He’ll…

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Casey Partytime, local air guitar champ

July 30, 2014
Casey Partytime, local air guitar champ

Meet Casey Partytime, our own local air guitar champion. Yes, air guitar champion. Last month, Casey won second place in the U.S. Air Guitar Championship’s regional qualifier in Santa Cruz, held at the Catalyst. He and two others –The Silver Hammer (Maxwell Priest-Radowski) and Jon Face (Jon Crisara) — got to go on to the…

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Ted Holladay is getting roasted

February 21, 2014

You might not know Ted Holladay personally, but there’s a very good chance you’ve seen his design work. Holladay has run his own design studio in Santa Cruz for the past eight years, and has worked on such designs and rebranding campaigns as the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Betty Burgers, NextSpace, the…

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