Santa Cruz

James Tensuan


The Santa Cruz Mystery Spot has been defying the laws of science and puzzling visitors for 75 years. The quirky roadside attraction first opened its (crooked cabin) doors in June of 1941. Ever since, tourists and locals alike have felt the pull of this self-described “gravitationally anomaly.”

courtesy: Dan White

Camping is an American summer tradition.  But if you are like Santa Cruz author Dan White you both love and hate the experience.  For his new book Under the Stars: How America Fell in Love With Camping, White crisscrossed the nation and delved into the history of camping.   He recently spoke with Rick Kleffel.

Wes Sims

Santa Cruz is boxed in by a greenbelt and the Pacific Ocean.  To make room for future growth, the city plans to increase the density of housing and businesses along four major corridors.  That’s causing some to worry about increased traffic, but city planners envision a future with fewer cars on the road.  

Santa Cruz Mushroom Hunters Help Fungi Database Grow

Feb 11, 2016
James Tensuan

After four years of drought in California, mushroom hunting has all but dried up in Santa Cruz, where the hobby boasts a strong tradition. But now that El Nino-driven storms have arrived, fungi fans are heading back to the forest because when it rains, it spores.

Krista Almanzan

The Beach Flats Community Garden in Santa Cruz has been at the center of a dispute that lasted several months now.  The publicly run garden is located on private property, and the owners want some of the land back, but the gardeners don’t want to leave.

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