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Supervisors Tap Schiffrin for Temporary Planning Commission Post


Santa Cruz County supervisors voted to appoint Andy Schiffrin temporarily to the county planning commission after previously blocking his nomination by Justin Cummings.

Q&A: State Sen. John Laird on Pajaro Levee, Housing and Budget Crisis


State Sen. John Laird will seek reelection in 2024, which would be his finale before he terms out as a state legislator. Laird agreed to hop on the phone for a Q&A a day after announcing his plan to run.

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Did Peter Thiel Cause the Collapse of SVB?

Peter Thiel, the Donald Trump supporting Silicon Valley billionaire and venture capitalist, may have played a big role inthe bank run that ended in the failure of Silicon Valley Bank. But why?

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Checking in with Third District Supervisor Justin Cummings

Santa Cruz County’s newly elected official talks disaster relief efforts, emergency response and more

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Bridging the Great Divide

In a time of unprecedented polarization, Braver Angels encourages citizens to do something completely revolutionary: listen to each other.

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Cabrillo Board appoints Martha Vega to fill vacant seat

APTOS—The Cabrillo College Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously appointed Martha Vega to fill the Area 5 seat left vacant when Felipe Hernandez was elected to the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. Vega was vying for the position against …

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SCOTUS Takes on Section 230, the Online Free Speech Law

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday heard arguments in a potential landmark case that could roll back Section 230, the 27-year-old law that protects free speech on social media and other online platforms. Which way were the justices leaning?

Image caption: Dianne Feinstein began her career in government six years before current Gov. Gavin Newsom was born.
Dianne Feinstein ‘Charted Own Path’ in Legendary Career

Dianne Feinstein, California's longtime senior U.S. Senator, has announced she will end a legendary career in public life that began in 1961 and took off amidst the turbulent, violent era of San Francisco in the 1970s.

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PVUSD Board appoints Scow to fill vacated seat

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees on Saturday unanimously appointed Adam Scow to fill the seat vacated when former member Maria Orozco was elected to the Watsonville City Council. “Now the work begins,” Scow said after the …

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PVUSD Board will appoint Trustee to fill vacant seat

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint a member to fill the seat vacated when Maria Orozco joined the Watsonville City Council. The Board could have also filled the Trustee Area 6 …

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Los Gatos’ assembly rep introduces first-ever bill

For her first legislative move since being elected to the California Assembly, Los Gatos' representative, Gail Pellerin, chose to advance the interests of people who'd rather not declare themselves as part of one of the teams in our de facto …

Image caption: Kevin McCarthy (CA-20) is the new House Speaker, but his constituents remain badly short of water.
CNN: Kevin McCarthy AWOL on Central Valley Water Crisis

Kevin McCarthy has reached the top position in the U.S. House, but has still fallen short in addressing the ongoing water crisis in his owndistrict, a new CNN.com report says.

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