My most cherished memory was doing math problems with my mom early in the morning with a beautiful view of our backyard and spending time with her.
Santa Cruz | Math Teacher
The future of Burning Man as it is is quite bleak, so I'd say the future goes towards thinking about pooling resources together and creating a sustainable piece of land, nurture it towards festival grounds, of and for the community, that can actually be a place that can be sustainable with resources that can grow. It's not just throwing resources into a burning desert situation.
Corralitos | Musician
Colorful. Because there's so many different textures and colors of people’s personalities and faiths and beliefs. Everything about us—the way we look, the way we sound, the way we speak. There's so many different textures. It's beautiful.
Santa Cruz | Musician
Whether or not he's making a political move, he is having an opinion about a very controversial subject which is usually really avoided, and that alone deserves respect. The reason it's avoided is because there's the chance of losing a bunch of voters. Gaining or losing, at least it's an opinion on a very serious and cared-about issue.
Santa Cruz | Wedding Photographer
The best compliment that I've ever received was that I look a lot younger than what I am.
Santa Cruz | Retired
I think water pollution is the main issue. And I think we need to address it because in the near future we’re going to be out of clean water, especially since it's radiated now. Drinking water is going to be a major issue.
Watsonville | Retired Teacher
I think my ideal reality show about Santa Cruz would be following the youth that live here and all of the different challenges that they face—their triumphs, the social interactions. I think that would be pretty interesting.
Santa Cruz | Sales/Cashier