Musical Ensemble Tackles Islamophobic Policy

The Aswat Ensemble, established 18 years ago in the Bay Area, has evolved from a musical introduction to the Arab world to a resistance...

Counties Prepare for Cannabis

California will undergo sweeping legal changes come Jan. 1 to join Colorado, Washington and Oregon among the ranks of states embracing regulation and taxation...

Santa Cruz County Suffers Historic Hepatitis A Outbreak

California is facing a public health emergency with one of the largest hepatitis A outbreaks in the state’s history. Over the last year, more...

The Race To Be Governor

California State Treasurer John Chiang visited Santa Cruz during his gubernatorial campaign tour last week.  He is one of the top four Democratic candidates...

Protesters Demand Renters’ Rights

Marchers convened in the street as they walked down Soquel Avenue toward Pacific Avenue. Banners spanned the lane of traffic. Passers-by cheered and honked...

No Place Like Home Unveils In-Depth Study on Santa Cruz Housing Crisis

Santa Cruz residents are sleeping in asbestos-riddled and mold-caked living rooms, leaking pool sheds, overpriced garages, laundry rooms and tents in what is, according...

State Bills Address CA Housing Crisis

The Santa Cruz community and government straddle opposite ends of a spectrum in response to California’s housing crisis. After the recent approval of 15...

New Statewide Policy for Community College Financial Aid

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 19 into law on Oct. 13 to alleviate community college students’ financial burdens. AB 19, known more...

Leaving a Legacy

In the 1985 Watsonville Canning Strike, the longest national strike of its time, nearly 2,000 workers walked out of the cannery. It marked its...

Bear Fire Continues

While about 11,000 emergency responders from throughout California and several other states are battling to contain firestorms devastating Northern California, Santa Cruz County is...


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