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Hard Cell

Hard Cell

Grand jury investigation into county jail deaths reveals troubling trends

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Signing Off

Signing Off

Retiring KZSC station manager Michael Bryant leaves behind an impressive legacy

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Briefs: Booster Club, Own It, Getting Milked

Briefs: Booster Club, Own It, Getting Milked

Getting Milked

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Wharf Factor

Wharf Factor

New plan seeks to prepare historic landmark for the next 100 years 

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Profit Shares

Profit Shares

Five things we’ve learned from city budget meetings

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Inside Out

Inside Out

A brief history of gay pride in Santa Cruz

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Capital Games

Capital Games

An A-to-Z guide to what our legislators have been up to in Sacramento 

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Waiting Games

Waiting Games

State lawmakers haven’t taken a close look at the death penalty since its last execution seven years ago

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Briefs: To Market, to Market; Sack Attack

Specialty food conference in Watsonville, plastic bag ban roundup

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Nobody Beats Ralph

Nobody Beats Ralph

Ralph Peduto (1942-2014) was a creative force on the Santa Cruz arts scene for 35 years

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Catwalk on the Wild Side

Meet the artists and designers behind this year’s edition of FashionART, SantaCruz’s most outrageous fashion show

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Feeding Frenzy

Culinary journey ‘The Trip to Italy’ isn’t the foodie film you’d expect 

 

Watch List

From Google to the government to data brokers, why your privacy is now a thing of the past
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Sweet Treats

Local cannabis bakers win award for cookies

 

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Best of Santa Cruz County

The 2013 Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll and Critics’ Picks It’s our biggest issue of the year, and in it, your votes—more than 6,500 of them—determined the winners of The Best of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll. New to the long list of local restaurants, shops and other notables that captured your interest: Best Beer Selection, Best Locally Owned Business, Best Customer Service and Best Marijuana Dispensary. In the meantime, many readers were ever so chatty online about potential new categories. Some of the suggestions that stood out: Best Teen Program and Best Web Design/Designer. But what about: Dog Park, Church, Hotel, Local Farm, Therapist (I second that!) or Sports Bar—not to be confused with Bra. Our favorite suggestion: Best Act of Kindness—one reader noted Café Gratitude and the free meals it offered to the Santa Cruz Police Department in the aftermath of recent crimes. Perhaps some of these can be woven into next year’s ballot, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the following pages and take note of our Critics’ Picks, too, beginning on page 91. A big thanks for voting—and for reading—and an even bigger congratulations to all of the winners. Enjoy.  -Greg Archer, EditorBest of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll INDEX

 

Santa Clara Wine Trail

My memories of growing up in England include my mother pouring port after Sunday dinner—and sometimes a glass of sherry before dinner. My family didn’t drink much wine back then, but we certainly made up for it with the port and sherry.