Posts Tagged ‘ Santa Cruz ’

The Great Morgani announces he’s leaving Pacific Avenue

February 19, 2014
The Great Morgani announces he’s leaving Pacific Avenue

Elvis has left the building. OK, no, not Elvis, but Santa Cruz icon the Great Morgani. And he’s not leaving the building, so to speak – he’s leaving Pacific Avenue, where he’s been performing for about a decade. Morgani’s departure comes as a casualty of the city’s street performer ordinances, passed in October. The City…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Feb. 14-16, 2014

February 14, 2014

Hmmm….so apparently today is some sort of Hallmark holiday. Whatever could it be? Well, if you aren’t busy snuggling up to your sweetie this weekend or shoving bon bons in your face while sitting on the couch and binge-watching Netflix, there’s plenty of other fun to be had. Such as: Brady’s Black Ball: Local Seabright…

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Taking the reins as the new water director of Santa Cruz

February 12, 2014

One of the many hats your intrepid Santa Cruz News editor wears is that of a contributing writer at the Good Times. Recently for GT, I sat down with the new water director for the city of Santa Cruz, Rosemary Menard. Here’s an excerpt from our interview: Rosemary Menard has her work cut out for…

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More on man who crashed into the Rio, then fatally stabbed himself

February 7, 2014

A post from a man purporting to be the cousin of the 34-year-old man who crashed his car into the Rio Theater Wednesday night and then stabbed himself to death has been making the social media rounds. It’s poignant and touching, and it really makes some good points to remember about mental illness and drug…

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Charges to be filed in cyclist Josh Alper’s death

February 5, 2014

Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee announced today that his office will charge the driver who struck and killed cyclist Josh Alper with vehicular manslaughter, a misdemeanor. Alper, 40, was riding his bike southbound on Highway 1 on Nov. 2 when he was struck by the car driven by Navindra Jain. Jain was driving…

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San Jose State releases report on hate crime investigation

February 4, 2014

San Jose State University has released a report on the investigation into hate crimes perpetrated against a Santa Cruz man at the university. Last fall,┬áSanta Clara County prosecutors charged three college students at San Jose State University with hate crimes for alleged ongoing racial harassment of a black student there. The 18-year-old freshman, a native…

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RIP, Santa Cruz Patch

January 30, 2014

With little warning or fanfare, we got word that as of yesterday, Santa Cruz Patch will be no more. We’d already lost the Watsonville, Capitola and Scotts Valley Patch sites – but Santa Cruz had been left to hold the torch. The move comes as dozens of Patch staffers were laid off, the latest casualties…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Jan. 24-26, 2014

January 24, 2014

Happy Friday! Hopefully you haven’t caught this winter plague that seems to be going around and can get out and enjoy the weekend! There’s still time to see this year’s Oscar nominees in advance of the awards ceremony, but there’s also a number of fun-sounding local events going on to. Of course, the big news…

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Everybody’s working for the weekend: Events for Jan. 17-19, 2014

January 17, 2014

I’ve got Friday on my mind…. and fortunately, it’s here! Let’s take a look at what we’ve got going on this weekend. Cosmic Suckerpunch: I have never heard of this band, but their name alone has me intrigued. They’ll be at the Crepe Place tomorrow at 9 p.m. with the Hundred Days. Bare Outlines: Motion…

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Applications being accepted for the 2014 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

January 10, 2014
Applications being accepted for the 2014 Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

The next Santa Cruz Fringe Festival isn’t until July, but applications for performances are already being sought. The deadline is Feb. 22.

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