Ordinance Proposes Regulated Spaces for Performers and Vendors
The new changes, which were unanimously approved on Oct. 28 to be voted on at the Nov. 18 meeting, will set up 61 color-coded spaces along Pacific Avenue where vendors and performers can stay for up to one hour.
Ordinances Regulate Space for Performers and Vendors
“It’s what keeps Santa Cruz original as an outdoor cultural experience,” Alex Skelton said. He is an artist who has been selling his work on downtown sidewalks for the past two years as his main source of income. Downtown street performing and vending regulations have…
Measures K and L: Taxing Dispensaries
Santa Cruz city and county officials will seek voter approval to impose a tax on medical cannabis dispensaries. Measures L and K will establish a cannabis business tax of no more than 10 percent — 7 percent when enacted — in jurisdictions within the city and county respectively, to be effective January 2015.
Commemorating Our Historic Chadwick Garden
“It was the era of flower power, 1967, when I started the garden. I was exercised by that slogan,” Dr. Paul Lee recounted as he explained the role of UC Santa Cruz’s Chadwick Garden as a catalyst for the organic boom in the Santa Cruz region.
Letting Life Flow Naturally
Dating back to 2700 B.C., massaging — first used by ancient civilizations such as the Chinese and Egyptians, and then adopted to become the Swedish massage — continues to be the most widely practiced bodywork technique. While a Swedish massage relaxes and soothes the client with lubricated long strokes from head to toe, other techniques such as acupressure focus on finding specific points and releasing energy flows.
City’s Water Plan Flows Forward
The latest City Council meeting spotlighted both Santa Cruz’s water shortage problem and the opening of the San Lorenzo River for public use. Both issues were addressed via unanimous votes, which set forth the path to achieve a viable water solution, as well as the opening of the river.
Deconstructing the National Defense Authorization Act
The Romero Institute is working to strengthen Santa Cruz’s April 10, 2012 anti-NDAA resolution and to make Santa Cruz a Constitutional Protection Zone.