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...

Rallying for Housing Security

People caught in Santa Cruz traffic received an urgent reminder to vote in favor of housing justice legislation as a Students United with Renters...

All Aboard the Peace Train

In front of a nondescript storefront in Winslow, Arizona, prominent Santa Cruz community activist Curtis Reliford was approached by two boys in search of...

Encampment Residents Still Wait for Housing

*Source preferred to use only their first names With the rainy season about to begin, 54 people living in a temporary Santa Cruz houseless encampment...

Measure O Amended by Council Motion

In a quiet and sparsely attended afternoon session on Sept. 25, Santa Cruz City Council made a motion to dramatically amend the text of...

City Council Postpones Rent Control Ordinance Vote

The Santa Cruz City Council met to vote on a proposed city ordinance, the Relocation Assistance for Displaced Tenants (RADT), that would serve as...

Barriers to Construction

On any given night across the state of California about 114,000 people, enough to fill the Kaiser Permanente Arena to capacity more than fifty...


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