Looking Back at Food Not Bombs

Food Not Bombs, a grassroots activist group founded 37 years ago and working toward feeding the houseless and managing food waste, began when Keith...

Gateway Plaza Camp to Remain Open for Now

Photo by Yvonne Gonzalez After over a month of flip-flopping on what to do with the houseless encampment...

150th Sparks Celebration

The savory aroma of Paradise Dogs, a hot dog booth on Main Beach, wafted through the air, mixing with the sounds of local funk...

Life in Death

People from diverse backgrounds crowded the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) atrium to celebrate Día de los Muertos. From the performances...

Reverberations of Loma Prieta

“It was a really hot day in October,” reflected UC Santa Cruz alumna Susanne Ban DeRisi in her journal. “It was what we Californians...

Tobacco Ordinances Expanded to Ban E-Cigarettes

Santa Cruz’s tobacco smoking regulations now include what’s claimed to be smoking’s new fad — electronic cigarettes.

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...

No More Nukes!

In the first half of the 1980s, UC students across the state became critical of the relationship between the institution and the country’s nuclear...

‘H’ is for Housing

While Measure M has taken the spotlight,  a quieter competition simmers between Yes on H and No on H campaigners in Santa Cruz County....

Community Responds to Claims Made About Armored Vehicle

After accepting a grant to purchase a Lenco BearCat (Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck) on Dec. 9, Santa Cruz City Council continues...