Library Funding Overdue

Santa Cruz’s public libraries need help. An upcoming local ballot initiative, Measure S, will grant $67 million via new property taxes for improvements and...

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...

Santa Cruz Police Adopts Neighborhood Policing

The Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) is instating a new neighborhood policing strategy that will divide Santa Cruz into five distinct neighborhoods to focus...

Downtown Farmers Market: Sustainable Food Hub

The sound of animated chatter, the smell of flowers and freshly prepared food and the hustle of eager marketgoers greet anyone passing by the Wednesday farmers market, in downtown Santa Cruz. This weekly wonder is the Santa Cruz destination for locally grown and sustainable food, whether visitors are going on a grocery run or grabbing a bite to eat.

New Bill Would Limit Police Firearm Use

This article has been updated since the original publishing date to include the perspective of the Santa Cruz Police Department and the bill’s text. In...

Illuminating Support for Immigrants

Threats of deportation are intensifying across the nation. Local organization Sanctuary Santa Cruz recognized increasing tension in undocumented communities with a candlelit vigil held...

City Council Results

  City Council candidates Martine Watkins, Mayor Cynthia Mathews, Chris Krohn and Sandy Brown (pictured left to right) were elected to two year terms on...

A.J. Gonzalez Hearing Set for May

Update: Adrian Jerry "A.J." Gonzalez's official hearing date set for Aug. 21, more than two years after Gonzalez was initially arrested for the suspected...

On the Local Ballot

With the nonstop debates, shocking headlines and endless newsreels of the presidential election, the battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton can feel all-consuming...

No Place Like Home Unveils In-Depth Study on Santa Cruz Housing Crisis

Santa Cruz residents are sleeping in asbestos-riddled and mold-caked living rooms, leaking pool sheds, overpriced garages, laundry rooms and tents in what is, according...
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