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21 Jan 2021

An Educational Approach to Cinco de Mayo 

Tamales and horchata vendors lined the courtyards at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for Cinco de Mayo where about 50 people gathered to listen to a well-practiced youth brass band from Oaxaca. The event aimed to promote education and reclamation of the Mexican holiday…


Next Step Toward Transitional Housing 

Santa Cruz City Council is reviewing four potential sites for the next phase of the transitional housing camp, replacing the current site at 1220 River St. The locations are all on publicly owned land, including the former winter shelter at the California National Guard Armory…


Second Annual March for Science 

Amanda Brambila approached the microphone at City Hall as the final speaker in the Santa Cruz March for Science with UC Santa Cruz’s Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans (SACNAS) chapter following with banners and picket signs. “Behind me are STEM students from…


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 response to the Sacramento police shooting of Stephon Clark — a 22-year-old unarmed Black man — California legislators proposed a…


Let Our People Go: Conditions of Confinement 

Noisemakers rattled and bullhorns flared as 200 people marched on April 8 toward West County Detention Facility in Richmond, an operating facility of Northern California’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center. Individuals of all ages and faiths stand alongside one another holding signs that…

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