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23 Sep 2020

All Aboard the Peace Train 

In front of a nondescript storefront in Winslow, Arizona, prominent Santa Cruz community activist Curtis Reliford was approached by two boys in search of spare change. After taking one look at the boys, Reliford decided he could do them one better by locating new shoes…


Measure O Amended by Council Motion 

In a quiet and sparsely attended afternoon session on Sept. 25, Santa Cruz City Council made a motion to dramatically amend the text of Measure O — the affordable housing mandate for newly constructed housing units within the city of Santa Cruz. “It was a…


Barriers to Construction 

On any given night across the state of California about 114,000 people, enough to fill the Kaiser Permanente Arena to capacity more than fifty times over, experience houselessness. While California is home to 12 percent of the nation’s population, the state disproportionately accounts for nearly…