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02/19/2024

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of Feb. 19:

02/16/2024

Plans to redevelop the Capitola Mall have stalled since 2019. (Jesse Kathan — Santa Cruz Local)
CAPITOLA >> Capitola city staff want to spur development of the Capitola Mall by allowing taller buildings. But hundreds of required affordable homes make …

02/16/2024

The Santa Cruz Planning Commission on Thursday night advanced a plan to build a hotel at Front and Laurel Streets with 232 rooms and ground-floor shops, a restaurant, a bar and a cafe.  (BCV Architecture + Interiors)
SANTA CRUZ >> …

02/13/2024

A 40-unit apartment complex at 900 High St. was approved by the Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday. (Workbench)
SANTA CRUZ >> A 40-unit apartment complex proposed next to Peace United Church of Christ on High Street was approved by …

02/12/2024

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of Feb. 12:

02/09/2024

Chatsworth-based Tig/M LLC demonstrates ‘Coast Futura,’ an electric, light-rail tram in Capitola in October 2021. The type of vehicle for Santa Cruz County’s passenger rail project has not been chosen. (Coast Futura — Contributed) 
SANTA CRUZ >> More than 11 …

02/05/2024

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of Feb. 5:

02/01/2024

West Cliff Drive remains closed to drivers between Almar Avenue and Columbia Street. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local)
SANTA CRUZ >> More than 60% of respondents in a recent survey said West Cliff Drive should be one-way. Respondents ranked …

01/29/2024

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of Jan. 29:

01/26/2024

A four-story, 93-unit assisted living facility is proposed at Capitola Road and Bulb Avenue in Capitola. (Irwin Partners Architects)
CAPITOLA >> At a Capitola City Council meeting Thursday, a developer received mainly negative feedback on a proposal for a four-story, …

01/22/2024

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of Jan. 22:

01/19/2024

The Food Bin and Herb Room on Mission Street in Santa Cruz could be redeveloped into a 59-unit housing project on top of new versions of the stores. (Workbench)
SANTA CRUZ >> A five-story, 59-unit apartment proposal at the Food …

01/15/2024

Santa Cruz Local newsletter brief for the week of Jan. 15

01/12/2024

Storm surf damaged a staircase west of the Capitola Wharf again in late December. (Jesse Kathan — Santa Cruz Local) 
SANTA CRUZ >> Huge surf and storm surges pummeled Santa Cruz County in late December, leaving at least $2.8 million …

01/12/2024

A North Coast Facilities Master Plan lists amenities and potential projects on the North Coast of Santa Cruz County. (Terry Way — Contributed)
DAVENPORT >> A plan to improve North Coast parking lots, build new restrooms and potentially rent cabins …

01/10/2024

More than 240 people spoke about the Israel-Hamas war at a Santa Cruz City Council meeting that ended about 3 a.m. Wednesday. (Jesse Kathan — Santa Cruz Local)
SANTA CRUZ >> About 3 a.m. Wednesday, after 10 hours of public …

01/10/2024

Deferred maintenance on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf is expected to cost $14 million, city leaders said. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local file)
SANTA CRUZ >> Following a three-year legal battle, the Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday advanced …

12/18/2023

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of Dec. 18:

12/15/2023

Supporters of a Gaza ceasefire resolution spoke for about four hours at a Santa Cruz City Council meeting Tuesday. (Jana Silverman – Contributed)
SANTA CRUZ >> More than 100 people filled the Santa Cruz City Council chambers Tuesday to call …

12/14/2023

UC Santa Cruz cognitive science student Maggie Kelly was placed in campus housing, but not near her student center of Merrill College. (Natalya Dreszer — Santa Cruz Local)

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