Restrictions for Downtown Performers Revised

Public protest poured into the email inboxes of City Council members after the Great Morgani retired this year. Known for his eye-popping costumes and...

New Metro Station Planned for January 2018

Banners reading “Reimagine Pacific Station” were recently plastered onto Santa Cruz Metro buses in hopes of sparking conversation about the future of the metro station.

Santa Cruz Intensifies Water Restrictions

Starting next month, Santa Cruzans must abide by increased restrictions on water usage or face penalty fees of up to $500.

Armored Vehicle Fails to Deflect Opposition

By Susana Alvarez and Georgina Sandoval   While shouting, banging on windows and even chaining themselves to light fixtures, demonstrators demanded the rescindment of the Santa...

Historic Tree Falls to Commercial Development

Bulldozed to the ground, a 110-year-old historic chestnut tree fell defenseless last Tuesday morning as construction began on Santa Cruz’s first Hyatt hotel. Protests began in April to save the historic red horse chestnut and ended the day after the tree was demolished by Hyatt’s construction crew.

Inmates Find Creative Expression with the ART Initiative

Saturday mornings for women in the Blaine Street medium security jail in Santa Cruz is a time to self-reflect through art projects, such as writing letters to their future selves in an attempt to encourage rehabilitation.

This Week in Photos: From Patch to Porch

I bet you’re wondering, “It’s fall, where can I take a cute pic at a pumpkin patch?” Luckily, there are a couple of locations...

8 Places to Visit While You’re in Santa Cruz

There is a lot to do in Santa Cruz, especially during the weekend, but it can be hard to find some of the best locales if you don’t know where to look. We’ve put a short list together of some of the best attractions in our city by the sea.

Trump Administration Sues Calif.Over Immigration Laws

The Trump administration filed a lawsuit against California on Tuesday to challenge its policies protecting undocumented immigrants. The Department of Justice sued the state of...

Teen Charged with Murder of Maddy Middleton Pleads Not Guilty

Facing life behind bars for charges related to the kidnapping, rape and murder of 8 year-old Tannery resident Madyson “Maddy” Middleton, 15-year-old A.J. Gonzalez...