New Leaf Enters New Seasons

Portland-based grocery chain New Seasons announced its purchase of New Leaf Community Market on Nov. 12.

Planting One Million Trees, One at a Time

Laura Webber, a high school junior, started the 4-H Million Trees Project (4HMT) as a way to combat climate change.

Bicycle Pump Track Rolls Into Westside

Santa Cruz mountain biking community led by Another Bike Shop completes construction of SC’s first bicycle pump track.

Deconstructing the National Defense Authorization Act

The Romero Institute is working to strengthen Santa Cruz’s April 10, 2012 anti-NDAA resolution and to make Santa Cruz a Constitutional Protection Zone.

Santa Cruz Considers Mandating Microchips

Santa Cruz may become the first county in the state to require microchip identification for cats and dogs.

Compost: A Path to a Greener Community

In a landscape full of potentially harmful, genetically modified foods, many health conscious people are turning toward organically grown produce, though high costs for organic products can prevent even the healthiest eaters from getting the natural fruits and vegetables they desire. However, there is hope as sustainable gardening and composting techniques have made organic foods not only delicious but also affordable.

Permanent Camp for the Houseless Proposed

High school teacher Stacy Falls and filmmaker Brent Adams are working together to create an alternative solution for houselessness in Santa Cruz. However, before they can establish their vision for a permanent campground for up to 50 houseless people, Adams and Falls must gain support from the community and its leaders.

Board of Supervisors Approve $25 Million Jail Expansion Proposal

The Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors approved the proposal presented by local jail officials asking for a $24.8 million state grant. Santa Cruz County Jail officials are asking for the grant in order to add more beds and job training programs as well as reduce recidivism rates at Rountree Detention Center — a medium-security jail in Watsonville.

City Council Envisions New Ocean Street

Last week, the Santa Cruz City Council discussed significant upcoming developments, including the revisioning of Ocean Street as well as the current state of the city’s water supply.

Santa Cruz Community Weighs Trade Agreement

Controversy surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement prompted Santa Cruzans to voice their sentiments through a public discussion.


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