Santa Cruz

27 Oct 2020

Santa Cruz Peace Train’s Curtis Reliford Holds Peace Rally This Friday in Response to Racist Assault

Curtis Reliford, a man of purpose who has dedicated the past 16 years of his life to helping others, was the victim of an attack in Westside Santa Cruz on the afternoon of Sept. 30.  As a Santa Cruz resident for more than three decades, Reliford is a beloved and

Max Silver 1
14 Jan 2019

Why I Miss Life Before Smartphones

I remember getting my first smartphone in 2008. It was a Blackberry, and I was so excited that I’d be able to take care of emails on the go. I was researching my book, “Broke-Ass Stuart’s Guide to Living Cheaply in New York,” at the time and was on the go all day and night. The idea of being able to handle things without being in front of the computer seemed amazing.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
03 May 2018

Herman Dune’s Sweet Thursday Celebrates Southern CA

Herman Dune’s first album in 7 years is a tribute to Southern California that will make you fall in love with the west coast all over again.   David Ivar  has spent most of their life on the road performing under pseudonym, “Herman Dune”. Dune hit the ground running – bringing

Tiana Miller 0
18 Jan 2012

Chinook Book Now Offers Mobile App: Green Deals in the Bay

I know there are tons of coupon books that overwhelm your inbox with daily deals everyday, but this one is something you will actually want to check out. Chinook Book saves you money on products and offers that truly make a difference. By becoming more environmentally aware here in the Bay Area,

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger 0
03 Jun 2011

Broke-Ass of the Week – Rapper Haji P.

Every week we feature a different person from the community shedding a little light on their life of brokeitude.  Who knows, maybe you’ll learn something about the human spirit — probably not. Wanna be a Broke-Ass of the Week?  Holler at us here and we’ll send you the questionnaire. You might have heard

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
03 May 2011

Broke-Ass Band Interview: Rachel Fannan (Formerly of Sleepy Sun)

Towards the end of 2010, Rachel Fannan stepped out from the shadow of her former band Sleepy Sun and into the light of her own indomitable force as frontwoman. Outspoken, super fun, and filled to the brim with love for life (and love for love), this leading lady is not

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20 Aug 2010

Broke-Ass Band Interview: The Devil Makes Three

As I’ve mentioned before I first met The Devil Makes Three many years ago when I lived above a coffee shop in Santa Cruz named Caffe Pergolesi.  The three of them worked downstairs at the cafe, so I got to see them perform a lot at the start of their careers.  Now

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13 Jul 2009

Bua Book Signing at Moe’s Books in Berkeley

I’ve been friendly with Justin Bua for a number of years now.  We first met back when I lived above Caffe Pergolesi in Santa Cruz.  My buddy Sayre and I were in line to grab some kind of caffeinated beverage and we noticed that the guy in front of us was

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