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04/16/2024

Segment 11 of the Coastal Rail Trail runs near New Brighton State Beach in 2021. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local file)
SANTA CRUZ >> At a special meeting Thursday, the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission could step toward …

04/15/2024

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of April 15:

04/11/2024

A proposed budget for 2025 cuts money for road repairs. Storms in 2023 caused about $140 million in damage to county-maintained roads, county staff said. (Jesse Kathan — Santa Cruz Local file)
SANTA CRUZ >> The financial toll of natural …

04/09/2024

Storm damage prompts authorities to close West Cliff Drive near Woodrow Avenue in January 2023. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local file)
SANTA CRUZ >> The Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday unanimously rejected a pilot program for one-way traffic …

04/01/2024

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of April 1:

03/29/2024

A rendering shows a version of Segment 11 of the rail trail on Cliff Drive in Capitola. (Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission)
SANTA CRUZ >> A Santa Cruz County supervisors vote on Tuesday shocked county staff and left an …

03/29/2024

A compost toilet pilot program is expected to start in May in Ben Lomond, with waste bags collected at the Ben Lomond Transfer Station. (William S. Woodhams — Santa Cruz Local)
BEN LOMOND >> After months of delays, a composting-toilet …

03/26/2024

A six-story hotel is proposed at 324 Front St. in Downtown Santa Cruz. (BCV Architecture + Interiors)
SANTA CRUZ >> Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday approved a six-story hotel at 324 Front St. in Downtown Santa Cruz. 
The hotel …

03/26/2024

Andres Sandoval, 56, has worked as a plumber. He lived in his vehicle in Watsonville in early 2022 and said he wanted a more stable situation. (Stephen Baxter — Santa Cruz Local file)
WATSONVILLE >> Watsonville city leaders have started …

03/25/2024

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of March 25:

03/22/2024

A fishing ban is set to be considered in two areas off the Santa Cruz County coast, including Pleasure Point. (Kara Meyberg Guzman — Santa Cruz Local file, flight courtesy of LightHawk)
SANTA CRUZ >> As kelp forests in some …

03/21/2024

Parents, teachers and others pack the Green Acres Elementary School multi-purpose room during a Feb. 21 Live Oak School Board meeting. (Jesse Kathan — Santa Cruz Local file)
LIVE OAK >> In the wake of layoff notices for more than …

03/18/2024

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of March 17:

03/14/2024

A home is advertised for rent on California Street in Santa Cruz in June 2023. Anderson Christie Real Estate charges a $30 non-refundable application fee which includes a credit report and other inquiries into the prospective tenant’s history. (Stephen Baxter …

03/08/2024

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of March 10, 2024

03/07/2024

Live Oak School Board Trustee Jeremy Ray, standing, leaves a school board meeting Wednesday after a tense exchange with an aide who castigated the board for planned layoffs. Ray later rejoined the meeting. From left are Live Oak School District …

03/05/2024

Mathew Hanrath, 35, casts a vote at a Harvey West voting center on Tuesday. (Natalya Dreszer — Santa Cruz Local)

03/05/2024

Incumbent Shebreh Kalantari-Johnson is pulling far ahead of challenger Joy Schendledecker in the race for the District 3 Santa Cruz City Council seat. (Contributed)

03/05/2024

Measure N would allow Pajaro Valley Health Care District to issue $116 million in bonds to buy and improve Watsonville Community Hospital. (Pajaro Valley Health Care District)

03/05/2024

Poll worker Tracy Baker receives a ballot outside the Santa Cruz County building on Ocean Street in Santa Cruz on Tuesday. (Natalya Dreszer — Santa Cruz Local)

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