New Protections for Renters

From the gallery, the windows and a screen in the nearby Tony Hill room, onlookers witnessed City Council vote to establish an interim just...

Unsheltered

At about 5 a.m. on an October morning, two houseless people were tucked away beneath the arch of a Pacific Avenue doorway. Red and...

Renters and Landlords Clash at City Council Meeting

A tense crowd of about 114 people filled Santa Cruz City Hall to capacity, with about 100 people looking on from outside, during the Nov....

Lay Down Our Arms

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 2018, the Santa Cruz clock tower tolled to mark 100 years...

Resilience in the Face of Disaster

Matthew Boid was driving to a doctor’s appointment when he saw the flames in his rearview mirror. Ray Miller was bringing his car to...

Anti-Rent Control Flyer Met by Student Protests

Days before the Nov. 6 election, when local rent control Measure M would fail to pass, and while both campaigns were still in full...

Q&A with New Council Member Justin Cummings

CITY ON A HILL PRESS (CHP): What’s the first thing you plan to do in office? JUSTIN CUMMINGS: Make sure that the rent freeze stays in...

Restoring Justice

The paintings and poetry flanking the room, created by inmates at the Santa Cruz County Jail, laid a fitting backdrop for a conversation about...

Warming Center Celebrates Storage Facility Success

The Warming Center hosted a celebration for the success of the new permanent location of its storage program at 150 Felker St. on Nov....

Marching For a Future That’s Brighter, Not Warmer

*Last name omitted Bodhi Ray*, with a look of solemn determination furrowing his four-year-old brow, strode up the Santa Cruz County courthouse steps and repeatedly...
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