Q&A with New Council Member Justin Cummings

CITY ON A HILL PRESS (CHP): What’s the first thing you plan to do in office? JUSTIN CUMMINGS: Make sure that the rent freeze stays in...

Restoring Justice

The paintings and poetry flanking the room, created by inmates at the Santa Cruz County Jail, laid a fitting backdrop for a conversation about...

Warming Center Celebrates Storage Facility Success

The Warming Center hosted a celebration for the success of the new permanent location of its storage program at 150 Felker St. on Nov....

Marching For a Future That’s Brighter, Not Warmer

*Last name omitted Bodhi Ray*, with a look of solemn determination furrowing his four-year-old brow, strode up the Santa Cruz County courthouse steps and repeatedly...

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 ...


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