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06 Aug 2020
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Gateway Plaza Camp to Remain Open for Now 

After over a month of flip-flopping on what to do with the houseless encampment behind Gateway Plaza, sometimes called the Ross encampment, the Santa Cruz City Council rejected a plan to close the camp. Council members Cynthia Mathews and Donna Meyers and Mayor Martine Watkins…

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Funding Arrives for Houseless Youth 

Zero houseless youth by 2022. That is Santa Cruz County’s goal.  But almost two years have passed since the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded funds in 2017 to help the county reach its goal. Due to a complex approval process, nonprofits…

A Tale of Two Cities 

In Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us,” Adelaide Wilson confronted a darker side of herself. As the setting for the film, Santa Cruz had to do the same. Filming “Us” brought over $1 million to Santa Cruz’s economy, said Christina Glynn, communications director for Visit Santa…

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District 29 Democratic Elections 

Local Democrats voting in an election to select the area’s delegates to the Democratic State Convention arrived to the event early in the morning, many still yawning and sipping coffee while they mingled outside with friends and candidates.  Party organizers held the Assembly District Election…

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Not Mushroom At The Fungus Fair 

Thousands of fungi-loving adults and children crowded the Louden Nelson Community Center this past weekend to get their fill of everything fungus at the 45th annual Fungus Fair. The clusters of people flocking to booths, smell of fungi permeating the entirety of the venue and…

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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 cause eviction ordinance and finalize a renter relocation assistance ordinance. The first meeting of the new City Council on Jan. 8…