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Agricultural History Project educates the community on the “economic, cultural and ethnic aspects of agriculture” in the Central Coast area, with a focus on the counties of Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey.

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Santa Cruz Juneteenth Marks 30 Years of Celebration

Raymond Evans hosted the first Santa Cruz Juneteenth events 30 years ago. Since then, it has grown from a single event at London Nelson Community Center to this year’s two-day celebrations, planned by a committee of about 10 members.

(June 16, 2022) → Read the full Lookout Local report
When Teddy Visited Santa Cruz County

When President Theodore Roosevelt took his case for conservation directly to the public with a 1903 tour of the west, he stopped in Pajaro, Watsonville and Santa Cruz.

(June 12, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report

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Image caption: The 1964 case ‘New York Times v. Sullivan’ is key to maintaining a free press.
Clarence Thomas and the Free Press: Justice Attacks Landmark Case

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.


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Clarence Thomas Wants SCOTUS to Take Back More Rights

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.


Image caption: Justice Clarence Thomas calls for SCOTUS to pull back even more established rights after Roe v. Wade.
Why Clarence Thomas Wants to Throw Out Your Rights

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.


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Pajaro Valley Arts Porter Building Deal Inches Closer

Nonprofit plans to transform the historic Watsonville building into a refuge for local artists


Image caption: Immigrants continue to shape the face of California today.
California’s History of Immigration: How Immigrants Built the State

From long before it became a state, to the present day, immigration has shaped California—but they have often been treated poorly. Here’s how immigrants helped build California, through the state’s mixed history with immigration.


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Rancho San Andrés Castro Adobe Gets a New Roof

The historic Watsonville landmark is now one step closer to complete restoration


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California’s Reparations Could Include Tuition, Housing Grants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations said business loans, housing grants, tuition, wage and job protections could provide redress for African Americans.


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The Great Crypto Crash of 2022, Explained

Crypto investors have seen more than half of their cryptocurrency value wiped out in six months. What is crypto, and what caused the great crash of 2022?


Image caption: ATMS were one of the earliest forms of online networked banking.
How Cash Went Digital

Before crypto, banking began moving into the digital world as far back as 1953. Here's a brief history of how computers and the internet changed finance.


Image caption: Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in San Luis Obispo County, California.
Nuclear Power in California: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

California may soon shut down its last nuclear power plant, but Gov. Gavin Newsom who once championed the closure has had a change of heart. Federal funds may now keep the plant running.


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