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Good Times online Terms of Use

Privacy policy: We will never sell, share or publish your contact information.
Items appearing on goodtimes.com and its subsites are protected by federal copyright laws. Material may not be copied, reprinted or reposted without written permission from the publisher. Linking and deep linking are acceptable, as well as fair use.

RULES FOR USE OF THE Good Times WEB SITE
The Good Times has the right to edit or remove any Content posted on the public areas of our Web site and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Web site, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will the Weekly be liable in any way for any Content-including, but not limited to any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via our Web site.
Please do not spam the Good Times Community Calendar with too many events, it is designed to promote one or two of your events per week.  Setting events to repeat monthly or weekly is encouraged when appropriate, but again please no more than one event showing per day.  Posters who abuse this policy will be banned from posting any future events.

Comments on articles/items scan be up to 600 characters in length and can include a relevant link if needed. By using any of our public posting features, (e.g. Comment), you agree to not:
A. upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
B. harm minors in any way;
C. impersonate any person or entity, including or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
D. upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law;
E. upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
F. upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," or "pyramid schemes,";
G. upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
H. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
I. "stalk" or otherwise harass another; or
J. collect or store personal data about other users.
You acknowledge that Good Times shall have the right (but not the obligation) in our sole discretion to remove or revise and edit any Content that is available via our Web site, including in the Comments section. Good Times and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the above terms or is otherwise objectionable. In addition, Good Times may publish any public posting from its Web sites (e.g. Comment, Public Forum or Chat)

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Business and Editorial Positions

Professional journalists interested in freelancing for Good Times should send a resume, three writing samples and a brief cover letter to Steve Palopoli at [email protected]
Applying freelancers must:
-Live in the Santa Cruz County area
-Have extensive knowledge of local happenings and issues
-Be an AP Style whiz
-Have prior experience as a published news reporter
-Be an excellent and reliable communicator who never misses a deadline
-Have an eye for angles, a commitment to accuracy, and a unique, clean and engaging writing style
Ability to pitch great stories is a plus.


Good Times offers editorial internships on a rolling basis. To inquire about openings or to submit your application (which we will keep on file if we are not currently hiring), please refer to the following information.
Applying journalism interns must be able to receive some form of school credit for the internship. Candidates should be self-motivated, creative and reliable writers interested in a career in journalism. Journalism experience is preferred, but applicants whose writing rivals that of more experienced candidates will be considered. Other necessary qualities include the ability to meet deadlines, steadfast accuracy, AP Style knowledge and excellent communication skills. Internships require eight hours per week for three to four months, and include blogging for the website, penning articles for the paper and special issues, and assisting the editors in various ways.
Interested? For news and features internships, email your resume, three writing samples and a brief cover letter to Steve Palopoli at [email protected]
For web internships, email your resume and a brief cover letter to Web Editor Roseann Hernandez at [email protected]

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GOOD TIMES Santa Cruz Archives

GOOD TIMES Santa Cruz Archives

Click the link below to find content from Good Times between December 2003 and September 2009.
Authors here include: Amy Coombs, Brian Echon, Chris J. Magyar, Christa Martin, Eliza Cole, Elizabeth Limbach, Greg Archer, Ian Webb, Jen Walters, Jonathan Lopez, Karen Petersen, Kelly Crawford, Lani Conway, Leslie Patrick, Linda Koffman, Lisa Jensen, Matthew Jones, Melody Parker, Nick Veronin, Ray Gabriel and more. Click to access Archives >

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Calendar Posting Guidelines

Calendar Posting Guidelines

Welcome to the Good Times Community Calendar online. (see calendar, opens in new window)
NOTE: Postings must follow these guidelines or they will not be published online or in Good Times. Please review the guidelines and ask questions before posting events. Events submitted incorrectly will not be posted. Events under $10 will be considered for printing in our weekly paper. Submissions adhering to the following guidelines will be approved, and given consideration for the print edition. Have your event posted by Friday at noon for possible inclusion in the following week’s Good Times.

Event Titles (subject) and Descriptions (activity) must be short and concise to make room for all events.
Subject Titles should be no more than 40 characters (including spaces).
Activity Descriptions should be no more than 175 characters (including spaces).
Location descriptions should be 40 characters or less (including spaces).
Contact descriptions should be 40 characters or less (including spaces).
Cost descriptions should be 15 characters or less (including spaces). Must include actual price or Free.

Remember, the date, time, location, contact and cost all show up on their own lines so no need to duplicate in the description body. Add your web site in the contact field so readers can go there for more information.  The idea behind the Community Calendar is to tell, not sell, so please include just the facts. Please note that we will edit down any postings that are pulled to be printed in Good Times, by posting the correct length or less you can be sure you posting shows as desired.

Things to watch out for:
Glitch NOTICE: when creating a new event no 2014 option will appear. FIX: click the months through 2013 then 2014 will appear.
1. Do not include area code in the phone number unless outside the (831).
2. Do not include contact information in the body of your listing (it is listed below in Contact and Location)
3. Do not put http:// or www. in your websites. Please leave the .com, .net, .org.
4. We do not need the zip code if the event is local.
5. We do not need CA for California.
6. If the hours are past midnight put the next morning in the 2nd time field and say NO to the repeat of everyday.
7. Do not use CAPS in the Title or in the Body of the event unless your company name is written in CAPS.
8. Take out the .00 from the amount of how much it cost unless there is change.
9. Posting on the calendar works best in Firefox (Mac and PC), or Safari (Mac).

Note: Please do not spam the Good Times Community Calendar with too many events, it is designed to promote one or two of your events per week. Setting events to repeat monthly or weekly is encouraged when appropriate, but again please no more than one event showing per day. Posters who abuse this policy will be banned from posting any future events. Thank you for posting on the Community Calendar. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like information on advertising in online or in our paper.


How to post your Community Calendar event
1. You must be a registered user on our site to post events. To register click on the Create an Account line tucked among the ads near the upper part of the far right column of the A&E, Music or Community Calendar pages only, log-in here or click on “Create an account” to set up a new one. Click HERE to Create Account or Log in >
2. Create your user name, add your email address and a password. Please make note of your user name and password for reference.
NOTE: You will be able to log in with just the registered email address and password, the username is what will show on your posting.
3. Once your registration request is submitted you will be instructed to go to your personal email and click “Verify Address” on the link that was sent. Once this is completed you can log on to our web site and post your event. Note: if you do not receive check the junk mail folder.
4. Log in with registered email or username + password to GtWeekly.com near the upper part of the far right column of the Music, A&E or Community Calendar pages only. 
(due to severe spammer attackes we have had to hide this log-in screen). You know are logged in when the login part says hi and your username ....
Click the "Community Calendar" link under the "Music" tab on the home page, or Calendar tab > Community Calendar.
At the top of the page and click: To add an event click here.

 

 

 


5. On the screen you will see the “Edit Event” fill in the following information:
Subject: Type in the event headline - 40 characters maximum.
Category: Select your Category (drop down menu)
Arts, Business, Classes, Food & Wine, Groups, Health, Outdoors, Spiritual, Volunteer, Music
Activity: Type in the details of your event in this space - 175 characters maximum. (Do not include formatting, photos, date, time, location or price information here, no image or web address please)
Location: Include address information - 40 characters maximum.
Contact: include telephone, email, web site and any other relevant contact information Note: When users click on your name next to the event they will be sent to your email address as well - 40 characters maximum.
Cost: include Free, or event fee if any - 15 characters maximum.

Note: Due to many people posting long descriptions event text can not be pasted in to this form, please type event information in. Please do not use all CAPS, your event will not be approved. Events are saved and can be edited later to change information, times, dates and locations.
Please proof your own work before hitting Save so the listings are clean and accurate.

 

 

6. Below you will see the “Calendar” area.  Select No Repeat (one time event), Weekly or Monthly event options.  Select the Start Date and time for your event.  Be sure to change the date to the date of the event and only use Repeats when the event repeats on the same day/time each week/month. **Repeat Until MUST be checked and Calendar.  Date MUST be selected for repeat events. Check AM or PM..

Plan ahead and post your events at least 5 weekdays in advance of your event date. Events are typically approved within 48 hours and are not approved on weekends.

For event that happen each Week:

For event that happen Monthly:
 
NOTE: If desiring a Weekly or Monthly repeating event you must also select Repeat Until and set the date the event repeat ends.  This can be up to a year in the future. If you do not select a Repeat Until date, the event will not repeat.

7. Hit the Apply button at the top to save your work and keep editing, Hit the Save button at the top to close and submit your posting.
NOTE: be sure to double check that your Event Category is selected before hitting SAVE. 
Your event is now submitted for approval and should show up online within 1 day.
NOTE:  You will be notified via email once your event is approved and posted online.

8. To edit an event already posted: Log in with the same account used to make the posting, go to the Community Calendar, go to the date of your event, open the event and you will see the pencil to the right of the headline, click on the pencil and you will have the option to Edit repeat, Edit event or Copy and edit event (handy to repost an event with a new date). Event will need to be approved by Good Times after editing before it shows on the calendar again.


Note: Please check your work after the event gets posted and edit as necessary. 
Please keep your event posting current, or delete if not happening.
If you are have difficulty posting your event contact Community Calendar Coordinator at: [email protected], or at 458-1100 x 210.
Press releases for editorial consideration can be FAXed to 831-458-1295 or emailed to [email protected]
Thank You! For sharing your event Let the GOOD TIMES Roll. Click HERE to Create Account or Log in >
Printable Guidelines > >> Manual Calendar submission form. Good Times online Terms of Use.


 

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