Santa Cruz Good Times

Oct 09th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

What’s so weird about Santa Cruz?

I made up my own bumper sticker, it says "Santa Cruz wasn't weird until you got here." I think what makes Santa Cruz weird is UCSC.

Vince Brown

Corralitos | Antique Dealer


It’s an arty crafty community left over from the ’60s. Unfortunately the rent got too high, but it's very tolerant of alternative lifestyles, and I guess you can call that weird.

Airplane Bob

South County | Retired Military

lt_christopherNot enough. The city council mostly, I don’t think the city council is liberal enough. I think they pretend to be, but they're really not. And I think the anti- homeless laws are some of the worst in the country and I don’t agree with them. I think the sit-down laws and the anti-panhandling laws are very bad. I atually just moved out of Santa Cruz and I'm happy to be gone.

Christopher Robbins

Freedom | Flea Market Seller


I think what’s weird about Santa Cruz is that almost everyone you meet is friendly and nice.

Ardis Negler

Santa Cruz | Environmentalist/Recycler

Comments (2)Add Comment
written by nike shox chaussure, August 31, 2012
your artical looks like food taste so delicious, much information is very useful to me. thanks,
written by aneesah mcnamee, May 18, 2011
i love Santa Cruz and the fact that everyone is it's own person... no one seems to judge. I moved away and was gonna come back - but the rents are just too high. The cost of living in Cali is ridiculous! How did it get so bad?? and the traffic is off the charts too - oh well - i will always come back for visits!

Write comment
smaller | bigger


Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share


Hot in Here

This ain’t no Burning Man—the MAH’s GLOW festival flames on


Mercury Direct in Libra, Columbus Day, Libra New Moon

Mercury completes its retrograde Friday, poised stationary direct Friday evening at zero degrees Libra. Mercury begins its journey through Libra once again, completing its retrograde shadow Oct. 12. Things should be a bit less complicated by then. Daily life works better, plans move forward, large purchases can be made, and communication eases. Everything on hold during the retrograde is slowly released. Since we eliminated all thoughts and ideas no longer needed (the purpose of Mercury’s retrograde) during the retrograde, we can now gather new information—until the next retrograde occurs on Jan. 5, 2016 (1.3 degrees Aquarius), retrograding back to 15 degrees Capricorn on Jan. 25. It’s good to know beforehand when Mercury will retrograde next—Jan. 5, the day before Epiphany. On Monday is Columbus Day, when the sailor from Genoa arrived in the new lands (Americas), Oct. 12, 1492. This discovery by Columbus was the first encounter of Europeans with Native Americans. Other names for this day are “Discovery Day, Day of the Americas, Cultural Diversity Day, Indigenous People’s Day, and Dia de la Raza.” Italian communities especially celebrate this day. Oct. 12 is also Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Monday is also the (19 degrees) Libra new moon festival. Libra’s keynote while building the personality is, “Let choice be made.” Libra is the sign of making life choices. Often under great tension of opposing forces seeking harmony and balance. There is a battle between our lower (personality) and higher selves (soul). We are tested and called to cultivate right judgment and love. When we align with the will-to-good, right choice, then right judgment and love/wisdom come forth. Our tasks in Libra. 


The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program


Film, Times & Events: Week of October 9

Santa Cruz area movie theaters >
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments


Seoul Food

Santa Cruz’s new Sesame Korean is a great introduction to an ancient culinary tradition


Is there evil in the world?

Yes, some people don’t think right because they have been treated badly. Milo Robbins, Scotts Valley, Second Grade


Dos Aguilas Olive Oil

Aptos company is letting locals pick their own olives in October


What’s your biggest pet peeve?

When people say they’re “going down” somewhere, and they’re actually traveling north. Julia Ragen, Santa Cruz, Psychologist