The Harbor Café has been a Santa Cruz institution for more than 50 years.
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Beau and Theo’s Nap Habit
In the fall of 2013, the Shyba family adopted a 7-week-old puppy from the Santa Cruz SPCA. Theo, as he came to be called, had been abandoned as a baby along with his siblings. Upon moving in with the local family, Theo immediately began napping with the family’s son, Beau, who was not quite 2 years old. The rest—as they say—is history.
Campos Seguros combats sexual assault in the Watsonville farmworker community
Farm work was a way of life for Rocio Camargo, who grew up in Watsonville as the daughter of Mexican immigrants. Her parents met while working the fields 30 years ago, and her father went on to run Fuentes Berry Farms.
Iconic editor Buz Bezore, who died last month at the age of 68, left a huge mark on Santa Cruz journalism
Eventually, it’s all a blur. You live long enough, and maybe a little too hard at times, so that when you hit the rewind button of faded memory, it moves so fast that you can hardly sort and gather the details. One scene skips to the next, and to the next, without proper editing or sequencing. Chronologies get distorted. Which came first: stealing the chickens or coloring the eggs?
When healthy eating takes an unhealthy turn
It starts out healthy enough—or seemingly so. Maybe someone started by cutting out processed foods. Then desserts. Then sugar. Then meat. Maybe they switched to all organic and, while they were at it, went gluten-free and wheat-free. In a culture that has gone health-food crazy, it’s easy to see how some people can take a “healthy” diet to an unhealthy extreme.
Food waste is collected in more than 100 American communities. When will Santa Cruz County get on board?
There they stand, proffering fistfuls of carrot peels, zucchini tops and kale stems, scanning the kitchen in bewilderment.
“Where’s the compost bin?”
Any Santa Cruz County household that has hosted guests from San Francisco—or Portland, Ore., Seattle or a number of other American cities—may be familiar with the scene.
Every 20 years, Time magazine depicts people in their 20s as "lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow." This time the target is the Millennial generation (Americans born between roughly 1980 and 2000, with Baby Boomer parents). According to (cough, cough) the Boomer-run media, twentysomethings/Gen Y/Millennials are narcissists.