Donny McCaslin learned improvisation at his dad's Cooper House jam sessions. Now the sax player returns to Santa Cruz on his own terms.
Addicted to Facebook
The lowdown on the social networking site that won't let you go if you're young and won't let you in if you're old.
The second in Paul Wagner's two-part series on the housing crisis examines a Scotts Valley family that got taken in and run around.
Nūz: Santa Cruz County News Briefs
We crunch the numbers on the failed Measure T, listen in to the Santa Cruz City Council Candidates' Forum on transportation and wonder what the hell has gotten into those drill-happy Santa Barbarans.
'Trouble the Water' documents close up the efforts of the Ninth Ward to survive Hurricane Katrina.
Javier Bardem in 'Extasis,' an Errol Flynn collection and American Slapstick revisted.
Curtis Cartier shares a special moment with reggae star Lloyd Brown and Santa Cruz veteran skanker Haile Maskel.
Music and Nightlife Calendar Picks
Setting their sights on Surf City, U.S.A. this week: Afro-beat wonders Albino, pop punksters New Found Glory, blues man Elvin Bishop and SF hipsters Lord Loves A Working Man.
Let's Go Grazy
Two dozen Santa Cruz chefs and wineries offer up samples of their best at this weekend's Grazing on the Green, and all for a good cause.
In the weeks ahead: a benefit for Santa Cruz vanilla goddess Patricia Rain and a Bonny Doon Vineyard-Blue Moon Organics harvest dinner. Yum.