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February 7 – 13, 2024
Highlights this week: Bratton...more throwback Greensite on a wild adventure!.. Steinbruner...Measure M, Pdestrian/cyclist bridge in Aptos?. Hayes...on senate candidates... Patton...Crypto is a sc...
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Proposed Law Would Limit Young People From E-Bikes
A newly introduced Assembly bill could keep younger kids off e-bikes, and require testing for others. But some in the industry say the rules go too far.
Watsonville Business Owner Celebrates ‘Monumental’ Birthday
Adelaide Shugart, whose husband founded Monument Lumber in 1952, and whose family continues to keep the popular lumber yard doors open 72 years later, will chalk up her 100th birthday on Feb. 23.
From Santa Cruz Sentinel...
Live Oak School District Board Sidesteps Staff Cuts
In the face of a looming budget crisis, the Live Oak School District’s governing board declined to approve recommended employee cuts, at least for now, despite warnings from staff that the reductions are necessary.
From SF Gate...
Wealthy Bay Area Enclave Worried About Sprawling New Development
Residents of San Rafael say the project could bring noise, pollution and crime to the area.
Rio Del Mar HOA Blocks Path Again and Sues Coastal Commission
Disgruntled home owners put up large new fences blocking access to an embattled beachside walkway that the homeowners claim the public has no right to access. The California Coastal Commission says otherwise.
Community Rallies to Save Beloved Felton Mercantile
Hundreds more people signed their names to a petition to save a woman-owned storefront in downtown Felton that showcases the wares of more than 50 local artists.
From Los Angeles Times...
Judge Again Dismisses Charges Against Members of California White Supremacist Group
In his decision, a judge agreed that the alleged white nationalists were being selectively prosecuted instead of 'far-left extremist groups, such as Antifa.'
Property-Poor Districts Demand Fairer Funding for School Facilities
Lawyers representing organizations in property-poor school districts are pressing Gavin Newsom and legislators over a school bond for the November ballot.
What’s the Best Way to Grow a Forest?
UCSC professor Karen Holl has spent years monitoring ecosystems around the world, and she dug into that well of knowledge during a presentation titled, “Can We Save the World by Planting Trees?” in the Felton Branch Library’s community room.
Bay Federal Credit Union Workplace Campaign Raises $12,600 for United Way
Bay Federal Credit Union has held a fundraising campaign in support of United Way for nearly 30 years. Employees of the Credit Union made both one-time donations and payroll deductions in support of United Way of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.
Promises for New City in Solano County Are Worth Hundreds of Millions—if They Stick
California Forever CEO Jan Sramek says promises of new homes, jobs, investments are binding, but legal experts and elected officials are skeptical.
Classroom Fight Ramps Up in CA Election
On one side: Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ advocacy group. On the other side: Protect Kids California, a parents rights organization.
WPD escorts WHS student to the Girls Wrestling State Championship
National Engineers Week Egg Drop Competition
Robert Rivas CA Assembly 29: Speaker Rivas Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Day of Action Presser
Sacramento has more homeless residents than San Francisco. One story about why that happened, and another about an attempt to help. And: Black literature, California style.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve assembled a travel guide to California chocolate.
From giant companies with roots in the Gold Rush days to local microproducers with a focus on fair trade, California is ground zero for high-end chocolate.
Taylor Swift is so hated by fans of Donald Trump, they’ve set aside their hatred of San Francisco to root for the ’49ers in the Super Bowl, because Swift’s boyfriend plays for their opponents, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.
Meet the organizations working to win social justice for African Americans in California and beyond. And: Welcome Yolo County to CALocal.
Here’s a short list of just some of the organizations working to build better futures for African Americans in California.
“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.
In San Mateo County, a new law allows police to charge homeless people with criminal offenses if they don’t accept shelter. SCOTUS will soon weigh in with a potential landmark decision in an Oregon case.
While millions of Californians seek affordable housing elsewhere, an ambitious man backed by billionaires dreams of building an urban Utopia in Central Valley farm country.
We’re getting ready to track the progress of California Forever’s plans to build a city of 400,000 in what is now Solano County farm country.
In NYT’s “The Farmers Had What the Billionaires Wanted,” we meet a man who wants to build a city in the middle of nowhere, and folks who are slowing him down.
The California housing crisis is not only weakening the state politically at the national level, it could shift the political balance in Washington, D.C., as Republican-led states add population while California’s exodus continues.
Former Major League Baseball star Steve Garvey, a political rookie, faces off against veteran U.S. House members Adam Schiff, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee in the first 2024 California Senate race debate Monday evening in Los Angeles.
Ten state agencies are dedicated to keeping California scenic. And while you’re out exploring, check out some of our state’s most venerable eateries.
Pea Soup Anderson’s closed before its 100th birthday. Here are 24 restaurants 100 years or older that you can still visit.
Hanna Nakano says her monthly newspaper raises the voices of local residents through “the power of documentation and the power of publishing.”
How California’s 10 state conservancies buy up open land and shield it from developers to preserve the natural environment for public use.
California Forever, the company behind a proposed new city in Solano County, will submit a ballot measure seeking an exemption from local laws to allow development on the massive project to proceed.
With traffic deaths now regularly topping 300 per year, Measure HLA on the March 5 ballot gives Los Angeles voters the opportunity to force their reluctant city to implement new traffic safety measures.
Sunday 2/25: Monterey: Community Art Build for Palestine
Windows on the Bay Park, Del Monte Beach, Monterey
Women herpetologists connect to tell their stories
Umi is unusual in the field of herpetology, not only is she often the only woman in the room, but she is definitely the only woman in a headscarf. Over the years, many have suggested that she tell...
TEDxSantaCruz Announces Speakers & Ticket Sales for April Event
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — TEDxSantaCruz is thrilled to announce its lineup of speakers taking the stage on Saturday, April 13, Read More
NPR Tiny Desk Contest Submission From Santa Cruz Musicians
The post NPR Tiny Desk Contest Submission From Santa Cruz Musicians appeared first on Event Santa Cruz.
2014 Flashback – The Ted Holladay Roast
We are headed back to 2014. Ten years ago this week, 150+ attendees gathered together to witness the first (and Read More
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