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You howled, we … listened

We asked for your thoughts about changes in the comics and features we have been publishing in our print edition — and, brother and sister, you gave them to us. In nearly 400 emails and dozens of phone calls (we … Continue reading

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Year in review? Dave Barry does it best

No one can capture the strangeness of a departing year quite like columnist and author Dave Barry, as he does again in 2013: The Year of the Zombies. After going through a list of tiresome things that didn’t change in … Continue reading

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The Croix de Candlestick getting extinguished

Monday night, for all intents and purposes, is light’s out for a candle that definitely has blown in the wind. The ’Stick. Yes, we prepare to say goodbye to Candlestick Park. Home of The Catch. Of Joe Montana, Steve Young … Continue reading

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To Bard or not to Bard: Shakespeare bids adieu?

Everything is personal, even Shakespeare. Sunday night, my wife and I attended the Shakespeare Santa Cruz production of “Henry V” in the festival redwood glen. Chilly, as usual in a Santa Cruz night, but a warm and inviting production, with … Continue reading

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My niece and the Dove “Beauty Sketches” commercial

How do you feel about your body image? My 18-year-old niece has become part of a global phenomenon. Unless you’re an aging male (hmmm, who could that be), or so consumed by news out of Boston you can’t concentrate on … Continue reading

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Dodgers-Giants: Tale of two stadiums

On the past two Tuesday evenings, I was able to attend a major league baseball game involving my favorite team, the world champion San Francisco Giants. The first game, on the night of April 2 was at Dodger Stadium in … Continue reading

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And the winner on iPhone apps? Google Maps

It’s back. Yup. Google Maps is back as an iPhone app, and it’s much better. Much better than the previous Google mapping app for iPhone — and way better than Apple’s much reviled Maps app that seems to have brought … Continue reading

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Chasing Mavericks captures Santa Cruz surf culture

When the first scene in the recently released film, Chasing Mavericks showed a panorama of the Santa Cruz coastline, the audience inside the theater began whooping and hollering. While this film may not play well in Ohio — but what … Continue reading

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The “T” in Team means “together”: Giants champs again

AP Images As overjoyed as fans are after the San Francisco Giants won their second World Series title in three years, what was really unique about this season and the remarkable postseason run were how the contributions were so widely … Continue reading

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World Series Game 2 and counting — Madbum it!

SAN FRANCISCO — Scratch, claw, Madbum it … You just knew the thrills of Game 1 wouldn’t be repeated, didn’t you?, but did Game 2 of the 2012 World Series have to turn out to be another-side-of-the-moon torture test from … Continue reading

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