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24 May 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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Climate Conference Challenges Apathy 

A United Nations study in late 2018 revealed we have just 12 years to control climate change and prevent global crisis. For many marginalized communities around the world, the crisis has already come. The sixth annual Climate Science and Policy Conference, held April 11 at…

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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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Houseless Report Critical Conditions 

Soaking wet clothes. No dry place to go. A good chance of contracting an infection or developing a rash. These are some of the realities the Santa Cruz houseless face this winter.  “We’re flooded under 18 inches of mud in some tents,” said Greg Bengtson,…

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Marchers Fight for Women’s Rights 

Marchers congregated early, filling the corner of Pacific Avenue and Cathcart Street by 8 a.m. There was a cold bite in the air as people posed for photos commemorating the event. People of all ages wielded vibrant feminist signs at the Santa Cruz County Women’s…

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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…