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Felton Pump Track Proposal Open to Community Input

07/27/2023

“This pump track would be the only resource of its kind in the San Lorenzo Valley,” said Rebecca Hurley, deputy director of the Santa Cruz County Parks Department.

Housing Matters Completes Santa Cruz’s 7-Unit ‘Casa Azul’ Apartments

06/21/2023

The housing development, named “Casa Azul” after its blue paint scheme, includes two upstairs one-bedroom apartments to go with five studio units.

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Santa Cruz County takes back flood mitigation funding

Santa Cruz County has withdrawn from an agreement with Pajaro Valley Regional Flood Management Agency (PRFMA) after the two disagreed on how to spend roughly $1 million in funds meant to address flood risk in South County. PRFMA is made …

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Pajaro Gets $20 Million in State Budget

The money will help Pajaro residents recover from flooding, regardless of immigration status.

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Parks for All

Capitola latest city in Santa Cruz County with plans to make its park universally accessible, accommodating children of all abilities

Image caption: Zoning laws tell you what you can and can't build on the property you own. How does government get away with that?
How Zoning Laws Shape California and Society

Zoning laws determine what can be built and where. These laws have shaped California, but are they really just tools for social engineering? The history of zoning is closely tied to racial segregation, as well as the state's shortage of …

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Santa Cruz Local's Deep Dive on Homelessness Spending

A local newsroom follows the local, state and federal money spent on homelessness in Santa Cruz County and examines how effectively it was spent.

Image caption: In what appears to be a power play that worked, a developer proposed building 14 residential highrises with a combined 4,260 units in Santa Monica.
How California Developers Twist Affordable Housing Laws

A new interpretation of an old law gives homebuilders leverage over California cities and their zoning codes. They’re using it to push through thousands of new apartments around the state.

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The Struggle for Safe Water Continues for Boulder Creek Residents

For nearly three years, residents have been battling the area’s private utility provider for a basic service.

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The Cultural Tapestry of the Beach Flats, Santa Cruz’s Most Diverse Neighborhood

Looking back on the history of the multicultural community as it moves into the future

Image caption: Caltrans has received $680,000 in federal funding to explore alternatives for reconnecting communities along the I-980 in Oakland.
Rerouting Past Wrongs

California lawmakers are exploring ways to reconnect urban neighborhoods torn asunder during the interstate highway construction boom of the 1950s and ’60s.

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Boulder Creek Brewery Update

Owner Joe Wolff has convened an unofficial group of trades advisors to offer suggestions for renovations to the Boulder Creek Brewery building. Obstacles to overcome include downtown septic challenges and resolution of outstanding permitting issues. Wolff purchased the property last …

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