Posts Tagged ‘ Santa Cruz ’

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 up on the streets, and nobody cares,” said Kahn, a college graduate who previously worked two jobs in Santa Cruz. “This is a public health…

Read more »

MakesFactory hosts wine and 3D printing nights

November 15, 2014

If you haven’t heard, 3D printing technology is all the rage. It’s being used in a myriad number of ways throughout the central coast, according to KION reporter Jake Reiner.  The MakersFactory in downtown Santa Cruz works to make that technology accessible. One of their latest undertakings is their series of Wine and Design classes.…

Read more »

Sing-a-long Nightmare Before Christmas at the Rio

October 8, 2014
Sing-a-long Nightmare Before Christmas at the Rio

Well this sounds like a lot of fun. Tim Burton’s classic animated film “The Nightmare Before Christmas”  will be screened at the Rio on Oct. 30. But that’s not all — it’s a sing-a-long version! Dress up as your favorite character and come prepared to sing your heart out to gems like “This is Halloween,”…

Read more »

The Del Mar Summer Camp Film Series

August 5, 2014
The Del Mar Summer Camp Film Series

I’ve never been to summer camp, personally, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good summer camp movie. Apparently I’m not alone. This month, the Del Mar Theatre is hosting the Summer Camp film series for grown-ups. Each Thursday, a different summer camp-themed flick will be shown. Every Thursday in August come to the…

Read more »

Cheap(er) fun: “Retro Nights” at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

July 29, 2014
Cheap(er) fun: “Retro Nights” at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Looking for an affordable night out for the kids or just looking for a way to feel like a kid again yourself? That’s what the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s so-called “retro nights” are made for. On Monday and Tuesday nights through the end of summer, all rides at the Boardwalk are just a buck a…

Read more »

Cinema al fresco in Santa Cruz

July 17, 2014

I went to high school in a small, one traffic light kind of cowtown in upstate New York where the entertainment options for teenagers were sorely lacking. The one thing that we did have, however, was an old-school drive-in movie theater that opened each summer. Many a summer weekend night was spent gathering a couple…

Read more »

A memoir of Santa Cruz

June 10, 2014

I was thrilled to see “Under the Boardwalk: A memoir of Santa Cruz” pop up on Longform.org the other day. Majula Martin’s essay about returning to — and reflecting — upon her hometown perfectly explains a lot of the way I feel about Santa Cruz even as someone who has only been here three years.…

Read more »

Want to buy a castle?

June 7, 2014
Want to buy a castle?

If you’ve ever wanted to own your own California-style castle and you just happen to have a spare $2.2 million, you’re in luck. A Santa Cruz icon is up for sale and it could be yours. It’s also known as the Court of Mysteries.  And it’s being advertised on Craigslist, no less. “This is the…

Read more »

Alehouse Stories at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

February 27, 2014

This sounds incredibly fun. Starting Sunday, March 9 at 6 p.m., Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing will play host to a new storytelling series. Think the Moth or locally, Word Up!, for instance. Here are the details from the website: SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN BREWING is proud to introduce THE ALEHOUSE NARRATIVES WHAT IS IT:  A 6 week…

Read more »

The hunt for the best burrito

February 19, 2014

My colleague Jacob Pierce at the Santa Cruz Weekly has boldly taken one for the team and in the interest of intrepid gustatory reporting, has put together a guide to the best local burritos.  Coming in at the top of JP’s list: 1. Taqueria Delicias 2, Watsonville Super pollo burrito, $4.29 It doesn’t even matter…

Read more »

Contact SCN

Comments, queries and ideas can be sent to jmpasko@gmail.com.