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02/16/2024
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Capitola city staff want to spur development of the Capitola Mall by allowing taller buildings. But hundreds of required affordable homes make the project financially infeasible, a developer said this month.

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02/16/2024
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The Santa Cruz Planning Commission 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.

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02/16/2024
Members of the board gathered to put forward a resolution that takes responsibility for the history of discrimination against Black San Franciscans.

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02/16/2024
Harnessing their collective expertise, two nonprofits in South Santa Cruz County have joined forces to provide resources to families in need and fight against regional inequities.

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02/16/2024
The Santa Cruz City Council-approved plan would allow the Santa Cruz Police Department to purchase as many as five Skydio X10 drones under a contract with Axon Inc., spending as much as $254,932 over five years.

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02/16/2024
Following December’s fatal loop bus crash that killed bus driver Dan Stevenson, students were finally able to address administrators.

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02/16/2024
Pesticide reform activists and legal experts held a news conference in Watsonville outlining mounting evidence for a lawsuit they’re preparing to file against California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation for civil rights violations against farmworkers.

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02/15/2024
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The new bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing of Highway 1 at Chanticleer Avenue in Santa Cruz is part of the Highway 1 Corridor Project. Plans call for north and southbound auxiliary lanes and bus-on-shoulder improvements the 41st Avenue and Soquel Drive interchanges.

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02/15/2024
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Over the last 15 years, Susie O’Hara worked for the city of Santa Cruz as water commissioner and as program manager for the city manager’s office.

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02/15/2024
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Joe Thompson previously ran for California’s 28th congressional district in 2022, but lost to former Santa Cruz County clerk Gail Pellerin.

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02/15/2024
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During the pandemic, Scotts Valley High School devised a plan to give the graduates of 2020 some recognition with the Senior Banner Program.

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02/15/2024
Coalitions on opposite sides put out competing studies on the little-known Private Attorneys General Act, which allows employees to file class-action lawsuits over some labor law violations.

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02/15/2024
For the first time in decades, California is tightening its rules on workplace exposure to lead, a poisonous metal that can wreak havoc throughout the body.

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02/15/2024
Immigration enforcement lowers students’ ability to succeed academically and negatively affects their overall learning experience.

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02/15/2024
For weeks, Anthem Blue Cross enrollees who receive health care from the University of California were in suspense, as the health system and one of its largest insurance partners struggled to reach a new contract.

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02/15/2024
When and if California legalizes sports gambling, the policy should honor the laws established in partnership with tribes decades ago, says Assemblyman James Ramos.

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02/15/2024
Campaign finance disclosure statements show that real estate developers and contractors made the largest contributors to the campaign opposing Measure M while Measure M received support from Santa Cruz residents.

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02/14/2024
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The Watsonville City Council voted to end public comment via Zoom at its meetings, a decision spurred by two racist ‘zoom bomb’ calls on Oct. 24. Capitola had similar experiences around the same time.

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02/14/2024
The San Pedro ports had a busy January as they rebounded from last year’s labor troubles and picked up cargo redirected because of Suez and Panama canal troubles.

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02/14/2024
While temperatures aren’t warm enough for mosquitoes to run rampant, now’s the time to prevent breeding grounds.

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02/14/2024
By reframing them as mutually reinforcing rather than mutually exclusive, we can transform education for every child.

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02/14/2024
Foragers at the beaches in Half Moon Bay might be damaging the area’s reef.

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02/14/2024
Teachers and students tap into a native tradition in which art and nature have always been inextricably linked.

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02/14/2024
California electric vehicle sales dropped significantly in the last half of 2023, raising questions about the state’s ability to phase out gas-powered cars.

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02/14/2024
Commercial beekeeper Andrew Strehlow estimates he’s had 1,000 hives stolen over the years. The latest theft, of 96 hives from a Fresno County orchard, was his last straw.

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02/14/2024
A former children's residential treatment program outside Watsonville is set to be converted into 21 new housing beds for youth by early next year, with the backing of a nearly $3.6 million state grant.
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