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24 May 2020
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UC Ends Contract with Elsevier 

“[The] UC is the largest U.S. institution to walk away from a deal with Elsevier and the action could have a ripple effect across this country and around the world.” The UC terminated its contract with major scientific publisher Elsevier after months of negotiations, according…

City Council Extends Houseless Debate 

Although the Santa Cruz City Council had the opportunity to declare a houseless crisis at Tuesday’s meeting, it did not, instead opting to move the issue to the March 19 meeting. This meeting was the third in a series of City Council meetings concerning houselessness…

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Privatization Spreads to Child Care 

UC Santa Cruz student Alyssa Tamboura stood with her 8 year-old son at the UC Regents meeting Wednesday. The pair traveled over 300 miles to deliver a two minute message. “The regents are leaders of the University of California. You don’t need an 8-year-old to…

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City Council Members Talk Environment 

Coastal erosion. Creeping shorelines. Storm-induced flooding. Climate change is posing an immediate threat to the abundance of biodiversity in Santa Cruz. Climate change only continues to worsen. The three most recently elected City Council members all ran with environmental issues as part of their  platforms. …

Sunrise Comes to Santa Cruz 

Tired of politicians dragging their feet on climate policy, youth activists are taking the lead. Gathering at the Walnut Commons on Feb. 5, community members young and old strategized how to take power in the 2020 election cycle as part of the Sunrise movement. Sunrise…

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Transportation Transformation 

Pedestrian safety issues. Inefficient transportation methods. Unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions. Santa Cruz County now has a plan to address these  problems. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) unanimously voted on Jan. 17 to widen parts of Highway 1 and construct a more efficient…

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District 29 Democratic Elections 

Local Democrats voting in an election to select the area’s delegates to the Democratic State Convention arrived to the event early in the morning, many still yawning and sipping coffee while they mingled outside with friends and candidates.  Party organizers held the Assembly District Election…

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Santa Cruz on the Big Screen 

Santa Cruz locals saw a little piece of Hollywood this summer when a new FX miniseries, “Devs,” and Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” follow-up, “Us,” were partially filmed in the city. Both productions hosted open casting calls for Santa Cruz residents, and will be released next…