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The team at Startup Monterey Bay welcomes all entrepreneurs in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties with training, workshops, events, competitions, and opportunities to connect.

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Sourcing Support: An Introduction to UCSC’s Resource Centers


UC Santa Cruz’s Resource Centers create spaces attuned to students’ needs, often providing cross-cultural spaces and events to foster solidarity between communities.

California Cuts Off Financial Aid to 120,000 Students Every Year. Here’s Why


To qualify for financial aid, students must maintain a certain grade-point-average, but many don’t. A bill on Gov. Newsom’s desk would make it easier for students to keep their aid and stay in college.

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San Lorenzo Valley parents seek more after-school programs

Elected leaders asked for money, buildings for child care.

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PVUSD Trustees deny assistant superintendent contract

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday narrowly rejected a contract for an assistant superintendent position to oversee the district’s 16 elementary schools. The move sparked tension among board members who earlier in the evening approved …

Image caption: Non-law enforcement spending on anti-hate efforts has topped $200 million since 2021, more than any other state.
California Spends Millions to Stop Hate Crimes. Here’s How

Hate crimes were up 20 percent in California in 2022, with those against transgender, Muslim and Black people increasing especially sharply. But the state is also spending more than any other to combat such crimes, including a hotline, state commission …

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Cabrillo Trustees Vote To Delay Name Change

On Monday night, the Cabrillo Board of Trustees voted 6 to 1 to defer renaming the college until 2028.

Image caption: New legislation will impose penalties on local school boards that ban books for covering issues of diversity.
New California Bill Slaps Back at School Book Bans

California will penalize school boards that ban books based on inclusion of certain groups under a bill the governor is expected to sign into law. But some fear unintended consequences.

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Cabrillo Trustee To Call For Eliminating Football At Schools

Cabrillo Trustee Steve Trujillo says tackle football poses a serious health risk to players

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PVUSD kicks off superintendent search

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees launched its search for a new superintendent late last month, hammering out a loose timeline, determining how the community will be involved and discussing the characteristics they want for a new …

Image caption: Protests have erupted statewide in response to right-wing activists in California school districts who are trying to put anti-LGBTQ+ policies in place.
State Moves to Stop Anti-LGBTQ+ Local School Board Policies

Under a system that has long prioritized local control for school districts. state officials now are fighting some recent board decisions regarding LGBTQ students.

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Working Together: TTCF and California Local

A conversation with Stacy Caldwell, CEO of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

Cabrillo College Name Change: The Impacts of Colonization on Native Americans

The Cabrillo College name change process has inspired both admiration and divisiveness.  Amidst the controversy, the core reasons impelling the name change are often sidelined. On the Talk of the Bay Monday, August 14, Christine Barrington features excerpts from the …

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