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...

Día de los Muertos: From Childhood to College

Lighting candles is a tradition that radiates on Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Flames illuminate the path for spirits of...

SUA Food Pantry Resumes Operation

After a four-month hiatus, the Student Union Assembly (SUA) Food Pantry reopened with 11 new paid positions and a food recovery pilot program through...

Housing Plan Hits New Roadblock

Building new student housing on the UC Santa Cruz campus continues to be a moving target. The original plan called for 3,000 beds built...

Admissions Director’s Employment Ends Without Explanation

Michael McCawley had his last day as admissions director at UC Santa Cruz on Oct. 27, said Michelle Whittingham, associate vice chancellor of enrollment...

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...

Unpacking Practical Activism

Practical activism is more than awareness about an issue — it’s doing something tangible and getting involved in a cause, said Biah Almajid, co-lead...

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...


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