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19 Sep 2020
City

Investing in Black Economics 

As a Kenyan American, UC Santa Cruz alumna Shiku Muhire described living in the U.S. as a “cultural vacuum” that didn’t necessarily reflect her African culture. To combat this, Muhire took it upon herself to create a platform called Kuuza Here — Kuuza is KiSwahili…

City

Local Water Crisis Resolved 

January’s first big storm in Santa Cruz dropped more than 7 inches of rain, which made progress toward ending California’s historic drought, while simultaneously causing a water shortage in Santa Cruz. Usually, 95 percent of the city’s water comes from local surface water, but it…