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13 Jul 2020

Santa Cruz Updates Shelter in Place Order 

Beach restrictions reimplemented Santa Cruz County’s latest shelter in place order, issued April 30 and effective May 1, eases restrictions on movement by expanding the list of essential businesses.  Santa Cruz Health Officer Dr. Gail Newel deemed landscaping, construction, plant nurseries, childcare and golf courses…


CalFresh EBT Use Expanded 

Order makes applying for the program easier After the federal government granted California Governor Gavin Newsom’s request on April 28, CalFresh Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cardholders can now purchase groceries online from Amazon and Walmart. The modification is an effort to safeguard residents and make…


‘The People’s University’ 

The UC graduate student-led cost of living adjustment (COLA) strikes have been equal parts protest and education. Strike University (SU), an educational space created to put pedagogy into practice, is taking that effort to the digital front.  “Once we began engaging in the strike action,…


Wildcat Strikers Seek Union Support 

The UC Santa Cruz graduate student wildcat strike had just seen its fifth week of picketing when UCSC decided to adopt remote instruction.  Rather than viewing the pandemic as a reason to stop the strike, many organizers feel their movement for a cost of living…