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04 Dec 2020
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Federal Judge Halts Ross Camp Closure 

Content warning: This article contains reference to sexual assault and violence.  Many Ross Camp residents questioned the  future of their living situation the afternoon of April 23 as they prepared to vacate the encampment under orders from the city.  Some asked another question — did…

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Gateway Plaza Camp to Remain Open for Now 

After over a month of flip-flopping on what to do with the houseless encampment behind Gateway Plaza, sometimes called the Ross encampment, the Santa Cruz City Council rejected a plan to close the camp. Council members Cynthia Mathews and Donna Meyers and Mayor Martine Watkins…

Campus

A Guide to Riding Safely 

Uber and Lyft are advertised as secure modes of transportation for college students. With 750,000 drivers and 2 million drivers in the U.S. respectively, Uber and Lyft pride themselves on safety. However, due to recent events, it is important for students to remember to practice…

A Tale of Two Cities 

In Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us,” Adelaide Wilson confronted a darker side of herself. As the setting for the film, Santa Cruz had to do the same. Filming “Us” brought over $1 million to Santa Cruz’s economy, said Christina Glynn, communications director for Visit Santa…

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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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