Friday, February 28, 2020

Anti-Rent Control Flyer Met by Student Protests

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Days before the Nov. 6 election, when local rent control Measure M would fail to pass, and while both campaigns were still in full...

Q&A with New Council Member Justin Cummings

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CITY ON A HILL PRESS (CHP): What’s the first thing you plan to do in office? JUSTIN CUMMINGS: Make sure that the rent freeze stays in...

Restoring Justice

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The paintings and poetry flanking the room, created by inmates at the Santa Cruz County Jail, laid a fitting backdrop for a conversation about...

Warming Center Celebrates Storage Facility Success

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The Warming Center hosted a celebration for the success of the new permanent location of its storage program at 150 Felker St. on Nov....

Marching For a Future That’s Brighter, Not Warmer

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*Last name omitted Bodhi Ray*, with a look of solemn determination furrowing his four-year-old brow, strode up the Santa Cruz County courthouse steps and repeatedly...

Rent — How Do You Measure a Crisis?

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A landlord rents a leaky pool shed for $350 per month. A man lives with 20 other people and works four jobs to make...

Candidates Gather for On-Campus Forum

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In the print edition of this article, City on a Hill Press mischaracterized the effects of an amendment to Measure O. The decrease in the...

‘H’ is for Housing

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While Measure M has taken the spotlight,  a quieter competition simmers between Yes on H and No on H campaigners in Santa Cruz County....

A Guide to Voting Without a Fixed Address

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More and more states require a would-be voter to provide identification and an address, often excluding houseless populations. In California however, houseless people don’t...

Big Money in Small Races

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The Supreme Court rendered limits on individual campaign contributions unconstitutional in Citizens United eight years ago, and the effects are being felt today at...