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.
Protesters March In Solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri
Santa Cruz residents took to the streets in solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri following the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown.
Stuck in the Waiting Room
It can take a lot of courage for someone struggling with addiction to seek help. After much contemplation, when people make the choice to walk through the doors of Janus Community Clinic, they may be unpleasantly surprised to be put on a waiting list or denied treatment altogether.
“Depending on the time of year and how short we are on funding, [the wait list] can range from 30 to 90 days,” said Janus data analyst Lorraine Shuler.
Amendment Ensures a Place for Adult Education
When Cabrillo College’s choral activities director Cheryl Anderson heard her program was in danger, she said she was scared to death of losing the ensemble she created. Senate Bill (SB) 173, introduced by Senator Carol Liu in February 2013, proposed to limit funding for community…
Hundreds Protest Police Brutality In Salinas
A cacophony of car horns, whistles and emphatic shouts of children and adults alike followed hundreds of protesters as they marched through the streets of East Salinas. “We want the city and the mayor to see we are a force,” organizer Ricardo Estrada said. “It’s…