Shining the Spotlight on Black Theater

“Reach Out I’ll Be There” echoes throughout the room as lead character Chelle dances across the stage. She sings the famous Motown song in...

Teen Charged with Murder of Maddy Middleton Pleads Not Guilty

Facing life behind bars for charges related to the kidnapping, rape and murder of 8 year-old Tannery resident Madyson “Maddy” Middleton, 15-year-old A.J. Gonzalez...

City Closes Houseless Camps

The City of Santa Cruz closed down the houseless encampment in the benchlands of San Lorenzo Park Wednesday, dispatching park rangers and Santa Cruz...

All Stocked Up With Nowhere To Go

The Student Union Assembly (SUA) food pantry helped feed more than 1,200 students last month, going through 25-30 packages of food per night including...

A Guide to the Santa Cruz County Ballot Measures

The California presidential primary is only a few weeks away. But on June 7, Santa Cruz County will decide on various ballot measures related...

Help is Here But Out of Reach

The city of Santa Cruz attempts to provide services for over 200 people who sleep outside, but is limited by state funding and an...

Submission: A/BSA Reclamation Statement

As of May 2nd, 2017, the Afrikan/Black Student Alliance at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) has Reclaimed Kerr Hall. Who We Are: The...

Challenging the Carbon Conundrum

The University of California wants to be carbon neutral by 2025 and it needs students, faculty and staff on board to do it. On Oct....

Level Up Supports Local Gaming Community

Tucked away on a side street along Pacific Avenue is Santa Cruz’s only local video game store — Level Up. Founded two years ago by Jerry Abreu, Level Up is both a video game retailer and a hub for collaborative and competitive gaming, serving as a gaming museum and a place for gamers to come together and discuss the gaming experience.

A Garden Gamble

By Georgia Johnson and Juan Cristian Villamil Santa Cruz Seaside Company offered to extend just under two-thirds of the Beach Flats community garden’s lease for...


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