Avi Kwa Ame National Monument will protect sacred Native American sites, wildlife.(Nov. 30, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Californians are accustomed to being battered by many of nature's whims. Less familiar are volcanic eruptions like the one currently taking place at Hawaii's Mauna Loa. But California's own volcanoes are capable of violent fury.(Nov. 30, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
California's government was born out of utter chaos. Here's how the state developed some sort of order to the way it operates, and how it makes and enforces laws.
California is full of places and communities, but most are not cities. Here's what it takes for a community to become a city, the benefits of being one—and why the state has a 'de facto moratorium' on new cities.
This past Saturday, Sheila Guzman-Schmidt resurrected a tradition long entombed.  A member of the Muwekma Ohlone tribe, Guzman-Schmidt helped open the NUMU museum’s exhibition of photos by tribal photographer Kike Arnal, a series of portraits of Muwekma tribe members, with …
On a crisp and unusually quiet Saturday morning, I arrive at the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch of the San Jose Public Library. I’m there to meet Elena E. Robles, dance anthropologist and expert on Día de los Muertos with …
Thanks to these cultural groups, whose roots date back before this millennium, Silicon Valley is known for more than just technological artistry.
Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel, yet it is the source of 40 percent of the world's energy. California remains an exception to coal industry dominance, using and producing less coal that almost any other state.
Breeze of Innovation was selected out of 963 submissions in 2019 in a juried international competition. The civic monument is intended to pay homage to the San Jose Light Tower, which stood at the corner of Market and Santa Clara …
Oil aka petroleum holds a tighter grip on California than any other energy source. Here's how Big Oil came to dominate the state and world economy, and some hints at how oil's grip may finally loosen.