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Past articles by Wallace:

Here's where the first Catholic Mass in California was held

The Chronicle has launched a new weekly Travel newsletter! Sign up here. Enter your email at the top and check the box marked “Travel.” To the left of the entrance to the Lower Presidio Historic Park near downtown Monterey, tucked neatly by the off-ramp from Lighthouse Avenue, is a tiny, inconspicuous shaded oak grove that is one of the most significant plots of land in all of California. It’s… → Read More

Sentinel writer Wallace Baine looks to artists for inspiration in his next chapter

SANTA CRUZ >> Sometimes you don’t get what you want in this world. I had hoped that my departure from the Santa Cruz Sentinel would be announced by a newsboy in a floppy cap standing on Pacific Avenue selling papers for a nickel an → Read More

Moving Parts Press marks 40th anniversary

Santa Cruz artist and printmaker Felicia Rice will be celebrating the 40th birthday of her Moving Parts Press with a month-long show of her work at the Felix Kulpa Gallery in Santa Cruz.Rice began her quest to merge 19th-century bookmaking tech → Read More

Tannery welcomes Winter Art Market

The Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz will be the site for a family-friendly First Friday celebration with painters, printmakers, jewelry makers and ceramicists participating. The event will take place Friday, Dec. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. and will → Read More

Environmentalism, feminism, community engagement all part of 2016-17 Rydell Fellowships

Roy and Frances Rydell were big thinkers when it came to art. They embodied a certain kind of postwar community-minded intellectual spirit. As a result, the Rydells are influencing the arts long after their deaths.On Friday, the latest artists → Read More

The ferocious last days of the indomitable Tana Butler

SANTA CRUZ >> When I first met her, about 25 years ago, she introduced herself as Tana Santa Cruz. You’re thinking, as surely I did at the time, that we’re dealing with some blissed-out hippie full of sunshine and unicorns who, aft → Read More

The familiar style of John Johnson

The art of the late Santa Cruz artist/illustrator John Johnson is on display at Coffeetopia in the Pleasure Point neighborhood of Santa Cruz. Long-time Capitola resident Johnson, who died in January, was a well-known graphic designer in Santa C → Read More

Jewel receives prestigious grant

Santa Cruz’s Jewel Theatre Company is one of a dozen U.S. theater companies – and the only California company – to receive a 2017 National Theatre Company grant, awarded by the American Theatre Wing, the creator of the Tony Awards → Read More

Home Tour to support the Symphony

The 41st annual Symphony League Home Tour, in support of the Santa Cruz Symphony, is set for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3. The $40 tour includes visits to five picturesque Santa Cruz County homes, each designed by local architectural firms → Read More

Susan Solt brings the savvy of filmmaking to her role as Dean of the Arts at UCSC

SANTA CRUZ >> The first thing you need to know about Susan Solt is that she’s a former movie producer. What that tells you is she is someone who knows how to get from abstract idea to concrete reality. In the film ecosystem, the pr → Read More

David Pollock connects with nature one stone at a time

SANTA CRUZ >> It’s a gray, damp, blustery day in November, not exactly the ideal conditions to draw out the tourists on West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz. But here they are anyway, smartphones extended, stepping lightly around David Pollock& → Read More

Community radio in Santa Cruz gets ever closer to a comeback

More than a year after the demise of the original KUSP, another community radio station in Santa Cruz County is coming ever closer to reality.A local group known as Central Coast Community Radio has raised about two-thirds of what it needs to r → Read More

Two nights of adventuring documentaries enlivens the Rio Theatre

The Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz is packing a whole lot of adventuring into two nights with back-to-back mini film festivals celebrating the outdoors.On Friday, Nov. 12, it’s all about rock climbing with “Reel Rock 12,” featur → Read More

Laux to headline Marcus Poetry Reading

Poet and writing professor Dorianne Laux is the guest of honor at the eighth annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading at UC Santa Cruz on Thursday, Nov. 16.Laux teaches poetry in the creative writing program at North Carolina State University in Ral → Read More

Santa Cruz’s Dell Williams Jewelers reaches 90 with new energy and old-line continuity

SANTA CRUZ >> Nobody has to wonder how long Dell Williams Jewelers has been serving downtown Santa Cruz. It’s right there as you walk by, in big letters (and numbers) on the storefront: “Established 1927.”That means & → Read More

Long-time Santa Cruz County concert presenter Tom Miller finds a new room to fill

OK, let’s get out the old calculator and look at the numbers. So, take about 250 to 275 events a year, multiply that by 35-plus years. And you’re approaching 10,000 shows that Tom Miller has presented.And he’s not do → Read More

Darkness, meet light: What Eloise Pickard Smith wrought

The buzz-worthy Netflix original series of the moment is a new crime drama called “Mindhunter” and local viewers dropping in on Episode 2 would have been thrilled to see the show’s central characters, a couple of mismatched FBI ag → Read More

UCSC to host ‘Merchant’ discussion

“The Merchant of Venice” remains one of William Shakespeare’s most controversial plays and, on Nov. 7, a visiting director will dive into the controversy and discuss her production of “Merchant.”Karin Coonrod, → Read More

Tandy Beal’s latest show on sale

Santa Cruz-based Tandy Beal & Co. – which created the dazzling “Nutz Remixed” – will unveil its latest performance showcase in November. “Joy! A Holiday Show with Circus, Dance and Live Music” will feature → Read More

California’s ambitious arts-in-prison program celebrates its Santa Cruz roots

SANTA CRUZ >> You don’t have to go far in Santa Cruz County to find an example of the late Eloise Pickard Smith’s impressive legacy of community building. She and her husband — historian and former UC Santa Cruz provost Page → Read More