The city of Santa Cruz is set to start construction of the San Lorenzo River Lagoon Culvert Project, which will address three issues: flooding, public safety and habitat protection. Project completion is expected this fall.(July 6, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
Under a new state law, counties must purge property records of language that once banned people of color from buying homes. While the covenants were made unenforceable in 1948, racial justice advocates say the law confronts the state’s history of discrimination.(July 5, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
When results of the June 7 election were certified by the county clerk, a measure to raise Santa Cruz’s city sales tax lost by 50 votes. According to City Manager Matt Huffaker, “the loss of Measure F equates to over $80 million in lost revenue over the next decade.”(July 5, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
As Willy Elliott-McCrea gets ready to retire and new Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Erica Padilla-Chavez comes on board, the Santa Cruz County organization will throw a 50th anniversary party July 21 at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds in Watsonville.(July 5, 2022) → Read the full Edible Monterey Bay report
From July 24 through Aug. 7, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music will celebrate six decades of music with a return to live, in-person performances and a program of new works.(July 4, 2022) → Read the full Lookout Local report
The CZU Lightning Complex fires brought big changes to Big Basin Redwoods State Park, providing an opportunity to reimagine the 120-year-old attraction. One planned change moves the main access point to a park-owned property known as Saddle Mountain.(July 2, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
Winemaker/restaurateur Mark Bright and his partners at Saison in San Francisco decided to create Saison Winery to showcase Santa Cruz Mountains wines. Now, the wines can be purchased at the new Saison Cellar tasting room in Los Gatos, located in the former home of Left Bend Cellars.(July 1, 2022) → Read the full Edible Monterey Bay report
The city of Santa Cruz will start construction on the second phase of Segment 7 of the multiuse Coast Rail Trail. According to transportation planner Claire Gallogly, the project will add “a great option for those of all ages and abilities to travel without a car.”(July 1, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Roe decision, here are key takeaways of what to expect for abortion in California.
California's assault weapons ban, in place since 1989, may not stand up to a new Supreme Court decision that makes it much harder for states to impose gun control. A federal court brief filed June 30 aims to strike down …
California’s drought shows no signs of easing as the state lost a full year of rainfall between 2019 and 2022, while residents actually increased their water use, ignoring Gov. Newsom’s pleas to cut back.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is turning his sights on one of the most important press freedom cases, 'New York Times v. Sullivan.' Thomas says he wants to make it easier to sue media companies.
If Clarence Thomas gets his way, the Supreme Court won't stop at revoking the right to abortion. Same sex marriage, contraception and gay sex are likely to be next on the SCOTUS hit list.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that after overturning Roe v. Wade SCOTUS must now overturn decisions allowing same-sex marriage and contraception. Here's why.
As California insurance companies have revoked the fire policies of thousands of homeowners, the state has taken steps to get them covered again.
The 2022 California wildfire season looks like another dangerous one, with the state's historic drought showing no signs of letting up. Here's what to expect, and some measures the state is taking to slow down the flames.
The U.S. Supreme Court scaled back California's Private Attorney Generals Act, a 19-year-old law allowing workers to sue employers over labor code violations. But a new ballot initiate aims to repeal PAGA completely.
Benign weather has kept some of California’s historic cinema palaces alive past the century mark. We pay homage to ten of the best.
The links between homelessness and crime are complex, and the idea that unhoused individuals present a danger to their community seems to be exaggerated.
Women living in poverty are tired of sharing their stories. They share, and then some legislators water down legislation introduced to end poverty. So, no more listening for listening’s sake. We must build power and take meaningful action together.
Do California's election results in Los Angeles and San Francisco mean this blue state is flirting with turning red? That's what the national media is trying to say. But there's a lot more to the story.
We asked the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History to highlight the area’s most thrilling warm-weather attractions.
Depending on whom you ask, the $300-billion-plus budget bill California lawmakers passed on Monday either was developed largely behind closed doors, ignores the state's biggest problems and fails to provide urgent relief amid skyrocketing inflation — or offered ample opportunity …
The headlines have been screaming lately. Meanwhile, the quiet work of building a better world goes on.