California’s Central Coast can be a confusing place. Electric guitars are made from car parts, bronze sculptures fill nursery gardens, and people actually want to watch a guy play the accordion! Elizabeth Ivanovich has deciphered these and other mysteries for Santa Cruz County readers over the years. Now, you can unearth them in Going Coastal, this collection of her best-loved work. Meet local icons, discover the best of everything from record stores to ice cream parlors, and explore cultural life throughout the Bay Area. Equal parts character study, travel guide, and cultural analysis, Going Coastal reveals the California most visitors haven’t seen.