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DJ of the Month December: DJ Ben Baker

DJ Ben Baker has been consistently getting the dance floor rocking while working at the Santa Cruz DJ Company. The ladies love him and guys admire his musical savvy. He exhibits a great ear for music, a keen eye for photography, and a great arm for disk golf. At the county course in San Lorenzo […]

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The Hightones

It was yet another beautiful Saturday in Santa Cruz. The air was filled with sunshine and smiling faces in the streets of downtown. I positioned myself on the outdoor patio of New Leaf to enjoy the weather and a coffee. To my delight, a familiar sound filled the air on the patio not long after […]

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Band of the Month October: Wooster

  Last night I meet up with Brian, singer and guitar player for local band Wooster. I listened to the band practice a few songs before our interview. The practice went smooth as the band jammed into the night. Brian and I steeped outside while the remaining band members continued to jam softly.   SCW: […]

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September Band of the Month: The Expendables

September Band of the Month The following is a phone interview with Geoff Weers, guitar player and singer of The Expendables. SCW: Congratulations on receiving September Band of the Month! Geoff: Thank you so much, I’m really excited about receiving that. SCW: Are the Expendable playing any shows in Santa Cruz sooon? Geoff: Yes, we […]

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Wild About Willie

Greg Archer Good Times Santa Cruz Man, myth, country music legend Willie Nelson descends upon Santa Cruz. The story you’ve been waiting for. WARNING: This article contains mood swings, deep, sometimes haunting personal confessions and occasional marijuana usage. On the flipside: No animals were harmed during the creation of this story. Willie Nelson is a […]

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The Dancetronauts

The  Philip Plastina invited me to Dancertonaut headquarters to see the mother ship and where the Dancetronauts blast off from. We relaxed at his house and discussed the Dancetronauts and current moves in the electric dance music industry. Then on Saturday night he invited me up to The City to party with them VIP and […]

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Lucky plover: Threatened shorebirds get help from researchers, aquarium program

By Donna Jones Photos: Dan Coyro Santa Cruz Sentinel MOSS LANDING — The three tiny western snowy plovers hopped out of the crate and onto the sand at Moss Landing State Beach mid-morning Thursday. A few moments later, the first bird spread its wings and flapped away. The other two slightly younger birds meandered up […]

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Santa Cruz Music Festival 2013

Santa Cruz Music Festival 7/20/13 By Jack Neenan Photos by: Jasmine Castro Santa Cruz was rocking on Saturday night for the 2013 Santa Cruz Music Festival. Tons of people came out to see over 50 amazing performers. Bands packed  venues such as The Catalyst, Motiv, Kuumbwa Jazz, Blue Lagoon, Rosie McCann’s, Streetlight Records, Woodstock’s Pizza, […]

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