Jewish New Year Outside: Nature as a Vessel for Spirituality

Volunteers prepare The Greenhouse Project space for the Jewish New Year. Photo credit: Chel Mandell

Tzimtzum Collective, an innovative Santa Cruz Jewish organization collaborates with The Greenhouse Project to bring Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, outdoors.

The Bats of Big Sur

A UC Santa Cruz researcher holds onto a Western Red Bat. Photo credit: Samantha Chavez

A few hours on a bat capture-and-release operation in Big Sur reveals new information about the flying mammals of UC’s Big Creek Reserve.

Rock Solid Map App

Austin Riba made GraniteMaps Santa Cruz for fun. Some 1,300 apps were downloaded within a few weeks of its launch.

GraniteMaps is a clear and reliable way for mountain bikers and hikers to explore Wilder Ranch and UCSC's upper campus.

Hope for Solutions at Trails Talk

Panelists at the Forest Trails Talk Jan. 29. Left to right, Lono Barnes of Santa Cruz Fire Dept, Alex Jones of Campus Natural Reserve and Will Curtis, captain of the UCSC mountain biking team. Hilltromper photo.

A movement to legalize mountain biking trails at Upper UCSC and rein in environmental degradation began to take shape at the Jan. 29 panel discussion.

Save Shakespeare Santa Cruz

As the Chorus in Shakespeare's Henry V, SSC artistic director Marco Barricelli made a strong case for the magic of theater—precisely what Shakespeare Play On seeks to preserve as it raises funds for a 2014 season.

Shakespeare Play On is on a mission to fund Shakespeare Santa Cruz after the university severed ties with the company. Here's why what they're doing is so important.

Mountain Bikes on UCSC Campus

All of the super-popular single track mountain biking trails at UCSC are illegal.

RESCHEDULED: Please join us on Wednesday Jan. 29 from 6-8pm at Stevenson Event Center on the UCSC campus for a panel discussion about the super-popular illegal single track on the upper campus.

Mountain Bike Access at UCSC: A Panel

Most of the trails at Upper UCSC are well-known to mountain bikers—and they're illegal. Join a Jan. 29 discussion about what has become a dysfunctional don't-ask-don't-tell situation.

UCSC Researchers Have a Mountain Lion Kitten

Mountain lion kitten known as '40F' in the arms of a researcher from the Santa Cruz Puma Project. Photo by Yiwei Wang.

The Santa Cruz Puma Project will study human impact on newborn cougars.

Santa Cruz's Disco Sea Lion

Cutting edge marine science—or hoax?