A likely complete run of the short-lived California counterculture newspaper, first appearing biweekly before switching to a weekly format in February of 1974, most issues 8 or 12 pp., under the editorial direction of Jay Shore, with articles on a wide variety of topics including crime, organic gardening, a gonorrhea epidemic, gay culture, boycotting meat, chess, food co-ops, drugs, concerts and plays, real estate, alcohol, the police, education, unemployment, politics, the gas shortage, welfare, mass transit, prison, and many others, including calendars of events and classified ads. Each issue with a fully illustrated cover and scattered illustrations inside after drawings and photographs. Tabloid, folded. Illus. self-wrpps. Santa Cruz, California 1973-1974.
The Santa Cruz Times was one of many short-lived counterculture newspapers which were published in Santa Cruz County in the 1970s, many free of charge to readers. Other titles included Good Times (also edited by Jay Shrore), The Free Spaghetti Dinner, Sundaz!, People's Press, and the Santa Cruz Independent. Very scarce; as of June 2016, WorldCat locates two incomplete holdings in North America. Book ID: 48496