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The Diversity Center supports and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. Working in onsite programs, outreach and education events, the center educates the community on legislative issues that affect LGBTQ+ rights.

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Will CA Voters Like ‘Newsom Recall, the Sequel’ Any Better?

02/26/2024

Conservative activists who worked on the failed recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2021 have launched another attempt, arguing that conditions in California only worsened in the two-and-a-half years since then as Newsom’s attention shifted to national politics.

Why Does California Elect Local Judges?

02/23/2024

Of all the races on your ballot, the least information is often available on local judges. Here are some ways to find out more about these candidates.

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Former supervisor, tribal leader face off against incumbent congresswoman

Longtime Silicon Valley congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is locked in a contentious battle with Muwekma Ohlone tribal leader Charlene Nijmeh and former San Benito County Supervisor Peter Hernandez that will be decided in November, when the two highest primary vote getters …

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Candidate comparisons added to Santa Cruz Local’s Election Guide

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of Feb. 19:

Image caption: If there’s one thing Donald Trump supporters hate more than “liberal” San Francisco, it’s Taylor Swift. So they’re now 49ers fans for the Super Bowl.
Taylor Swift Has San Francisco-Hating Trump Fans Rooting for the ’49ers

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.

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Explainer: Measure K, the Santa Cruz County sales tax hike

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of Feb. 5:

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Explainer: Measure M, the Housing for People initiative

Santa Cruz Local newsletter briefs for the week of Jan. 29:

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