Rent — How Do You Measure a Crisis?

A landlord rents a leaky pool shed for $350 per month. A man lives with 20 other people and works four jobs to make...

Candidates Gather for On-Campus Forum

In the print edition of this article, City on a Hill Press mischaracterized the effects of an amendment to Measure O. The decrease in the...

‘H’ is for Housing

While Measure M has taken the spotlight,  a quieter competition simmers between Yes on H and No on H campaigners in Santa Cruz County....

A Guide to Voting Without a Fixed Address

More and more states require a would-be voter to provide identification and an address, often excluding houseless populations. In California however, houseless people don’t...

Big Money in Small Races

The Supreme Court rendered limits on individual campaign contributions unconstitutional in Citizens United eight years ago, and the effects are being felt today at...

The Who of the Housing Crisis

Jane Eng paid $650 a month for a one-bedroom cottage in Live Oak in 1990 when she first moved to Santa Cruz. Her wages ...

Environmental Policies to Watch

In the upcoming election, voters will have the ability to impact the outcomes of several bills and programs affecting the state and country’s environmental...

Guide to State Ballot Measures

California’s voters will be asked to vote yes or no on 11 state propositions come Nov. 6. We researched all 11 measures — here’s...

Local Officials Vow to Fight New Green Card Rules

Area officials are promising a fight over proposed restrictions that could prevent immigrants from getting green cards if they have received certain types of...

Veterans Threatened with Eviction Notice

Two disabled veterans living in an apartment complex at 526 and 528 California Ave. received eviction notices when the property was purchased by a...
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