Thursday, November 21, 2019

Board of Supervisors Approve $25 Million Jail Expansion Proposal

The Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors approved the proposal presented by local jail officials asking for a $24.8 million state grant. Santa Cruz County Jail officials are asking for the grant in order to add more beds and job training programs as well as reduce recidivism rates at Rountree Detention Center — a medium-security jail in Watsonville.

City Council Envisions New Ocean Street

Last week, the Santa Cruz City Council discussed significant upcoming developments, including the revisioning of Ocean Street as well as the current state of the city’s water supply.

Santa Cruz Community Weighs Trade Agreement

Controversy surrounding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement prompted Santa Cruzans to voice their sentiments through a public discussion.

Over 50 enthusiastic Santa Cruzans paddled along the San Lorenzo River in kayaks and canoes on Oct. 12. A city ordinance enacted in 1985 would typically prohibit this type of activity, but the recent River Paddle event served as an opportunity for residents to re-evaluate the river as a recreational area.

Immigration Policy on its Way to Equality

A series of immigration and equal rights bills have steered their way into Gov. Brown’s office this year for approval, prompting community members to discuss next steps.

City Seeks Solution for Water Concerns

As Santa Cruz faces its second consecutive dry year, potential water shortage is an increasing threat. The city is struggling to reach a consensus on an additional water source.

New Metro Station Planned for January 2018

Banners reading “Reimagine Pacific Station” were recently plastered onto Santa Cruz Metro buses in hopes of sparking conversation about the future of the metro station.

Scotts Valley Police Ride ‘Green’ Machines

Santa Cruz law enforcement agencies will follow Scotts Valley’s lead in introducing the latest technology in their line of duty — electrically-powered motorcycles.

One Injured in Explosion

Santa Cruz police responded to the second residential explosion involving the production of butane hash oil (BHO) within a 10 day timespan. This recent incident occurred at 1:24 p.m. on Oct. 9th at 128 Walk Circle.

Monarchs Flock to Haven at Natural Bridges

Visitors walked through the eucalyptus groves to celebrate the return of the monarch butterflies, which travel thousands of miles to seek temporary shelter during the winter season.