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Santa Cruz County Signal Booster Articles

Image caption: WaPo called Sacramento "the capital of Blue State America," and said the city “mirrors how much of the state, as well as many major cities across the coastal West, are feeling about the worsening humanitarian crisis."
'Washington Post' Details Sacramento Homeless Crisis

The 'Washington Post' descends on the "capital of Blue State America" to expose the ongoing homeless crisis in Sacramento.

Image caption: Local tech entrepreneur and confessed “bike nerd” explains his support of Measure D.
Lloyd Tabb: Yes on Measure D

The founder of local tech company Looker explains why he supports Measure D, the Greenway Initiative.

Image caption: A prominent supporter and opponent debate the Greenway Initiative.
Bud Colligan and Mark Mesiti-Miller Debate Measure D

The two most prominent voices on either side of this heated issue face off on KSCO-AM radio 1080, hosted by station owner Michael Zwerling.

Image caption: The Santa Cruz Mountains were the cradle of a radical home birthing movement.
Birth Happens

In the 1970s, a group of women started a movement to bring birthing back home.

Image caption: Miles Reiter, an opponent of rail and a board member for Greenway, walks the railroad tracks with a pole to show the width of the corridor.
GT Goes Deep on Rail Trail

In the spring of 2018, Good Times reporter Jake Pierce composed a five-part series on what was already a long-running battle over a complex issue.

Image caption: PG&E left behind piles of felled trees after the CZU Fire in 2020.
PG&E to Hold Meeting on CZU Fire Wood Removal Program

The San Lorenzo Valley Post published details on a Jan. 12 meeting for homeowners affected by wood debris left behind by PG&E after the 2020 CZU Fire.

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Santa Cruz County Cities Develop Cannabis Equity Programs

'Good Times Santa Cruz' reports that Watsonville and Santa Cruz are trying to ease barriers for entry into the cannabis industry for women and minorities.

Image caption: The "Killer Klowns" filmmakers shot on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk because it reminded them of “summer days at Rye Playland,” a New York beachfront amusement park they used to frequent.
Santa Cruz’s Klown Klassic

For decades, the Chiodo Brothers’ 1988 horror comedy was the best movie shot in Santa Cruz.

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Delivering the History of Midwifery

San Lorenzo Valley Museum honors a true startup industry in Santa Cruz County.

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Holding Back the Bud Boom

California’s cannabis business is blossoming, but industry experts tell the Sacramento Bee that the state is leaving money on the table.

Image caption: Drug cartels are using a method called P2P to produce meth that is “cheap, potent and relentless.”
Nightmare After Dreamland

Sam Quinones, whose last book dealt with the opioid epidemic, talks to the LA Times about his new work on the twin perils of fentanyl and meth.

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A Modern-Day Noah’s Ark

LA Times staff writer Louis Sahagun reports from the front lines of the battle to preserve California’s most endangered species.

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Sojourn in Scotts Valley

Good Times editor Steve Palopoli looks into the mystery of what drew Alfred Hitchcock to the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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Mercury Rising

In a series of articles, the Los Angeles Times explores the most literal result of global warming: extreme heat.

Image caption: The campus where Santa Cruz County employees spend their workdays.
Tools of Engagement

Santa Cruz Local reporter Stephen Baxter outlines Santa Cruz County’s power structure in “A Guide to Local Government.”

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Zooming in on Poetry

Metro reporter Christina Waters talks to Bay Area poets on how the pandemic has changed and reinvigorated the art form.

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Putting the Brakes on RV Parking

Santa Cruz Local covers the conundrums involved in a ban on overnight RV parking in the city.

Image caption: The schoolhouse was the biggest building in Allensworth, the town founded by Col. Allen Allensworth, which is now a state park.
Civil Rights, Historical Wrongs

Sacramento-based news outlet talks to Jonathan Burgess and L. Dee Slade, both testifying before the Reparations Task Force.

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Destination Nerdville

Good Times reports on why Watsonville’s first gathering for fans of comics, LARP and video games matters.

Image caption: Loch Lomond, currently at 60 percent capacity, supplies Santa Cruz County with most of its water.
Liquid Assets

A Good Times cover story explores big-picture solutions envisioned by Santa Cruz County water agencies.


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