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27 May 2020

Downtown Streets Team Comes to Santa Cruz 

Santa Cruz County tallied 2,249 houseless individuals in the 2017 Point-in-Time Census. Only 20 percent of these individuals reported being in a shelter when the survey was conducted — meaning the remaining 80 percent were unsheltered, some living in vehicles, makeshift shelters or on the…


MAH develops Abbott Square 

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) asked residents in 2013 what downtown Santa Cruz was missing — the answer was a space for community. Out of this response, the idea of Abbott Square was born. With $5 million of support from community…


Panelists Provide Perspective 

“Liberation,” Camila Chávez, César Chávez’s niece, said, “is about being what you want to be and loving who you want to love.” She paused, and her words hung over the crowd in the dim room. “Without persecution,” she added. About 100 people gathered at the…