This week Santa Cruz County Superior Court is moving forward with the unnecessary trial of six people accused of illegally camping outside government buildings in the summer of 2010. The county’s consideration of their demonstration as breaking state lodging laws is missing the point: people in the United States have the right to assemble.
The Seventh Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals recently upheld the case of U.S. v. Juan Cuevas-Perez, which makes it legal for police to GPS track your car without a warrant for days, or weeks at a time.
UC teaching assistant union UAW Local 2865 held state- and campus-wide triennial elections last week. The ballot counting hit an unexpected stalemate and UCLA and UC Berkeley’s ballots could swing the vote to the UC Santa Cruz candidate’s favor.
Food services manager Nate Bennett remains optimistic in the face of budget cuts, which have ravaged food services and caused tension between union members and management.
Question: How has crime in Santa Cruz affected where you choose to live?
Last Wednesday, the Santa Cruz Police Department met with local neighborhood watch groups to discuss the rising crime rate in the city and ways in which community members can take it upon themselves to help prevent crime in their neighborhoods.
For the next three months, Mayor Coonerty will host a monthly meeting aimed to educate Santa Cruzans about the way local government works and help dispel myths surrounding City Council, budgetary issues, and the relationship of the city and the university.
Internet memes — things like LOL Cats that go viral on the Internet — are inescapable these days. Blair Stenvick explores what separates this form of entertainment from anything else, and what the benefits and drawbacks are.
Politicians and protesters alike are raising concerns about the re-licensing of Diablo Canyon, one of two nuclear power plants located on California’s earthquake-prone Central Coast.
Question: WTF is your favorite meme?