When he trademarked the Santa Cruz Surfing Club name, Ryan Rittenhouse didn't know he was unleashing a battle royale between old friends and generations of surfers.
2009 Goldies Ballot
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California's planned crackdown on septic systems has Santa Cruz County officials and homeowners in a froth.
Nūz: Santa Cruz County News Briefs
A day of mad cycling, as witnessed from our perch near the Stage 2 finish line of the Amgen Tour of California.
To Monsieur, With Love
'The Class' pits teacher against student in a tough Paris neighborhood, and everybody wins.
The Jewish Film Festival explores nuance and contradiction in old wars and current events.
After last Friday's show by Man/Miracle and the Vox Jaguars--who also released their self-titled EP that night--Curtis Cartier wonders: could Santa Cruz rock any harder?
Music and Nightlife Calendar Picks
Proto-riot grrrl Gretchen Phillips, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, Donavon Frankenreiter and Big Head Todd and the Monsters make a beeline for Santa Cruz stages.
What's a bored locavore to do while waiting for asparagus and peas? Ari LeVaux has the answer: get creative with tubers.
The Wright Stuff
T.C. Boyle takes on an American genius by examining his relationships in 'The Women.'
Letters to the Editor
February 18-25, 2009