.Drew Penner

drew penner journalist
March 7, 2023

FEMA Offers Little More than Frustration to Santa Cruz Mountains Residents

The federal agency has not made recovery easy for many affected by January’s atmospheric storms
February 28, 2023

Driver Crashes on Hwy 17

The Scotts Valley man was driving Monday evening during stormy weather when he crashed
February 26, 2023

More Inclement Weather Hits Santa Cruz County

Other concerns arise in addition to hazardous road conditions and power outages
February 23, 2023

Caltrans Liable in Hwy 9 Death

Jury ruled that the department must pay 49% of $19.25M verdict due to unsafe road conditions
February 16, 2023

Caltrans Blamed for Highway 9 Death

Jurors heard the first set of closing arguments in the $72 million lawsuit against Caltrans for pedestrian death in the Felton area
January 27, 2023

Santa Cruz Mountains Businesses are Suffering

While Caltrans has offered to put up a sign, it has not offered updates on the Hwy 9 closure, which has affected many small businesses
January 17, 2023

Fires and Floods Make Life in the Santa Cruz Mountains Challenging

The recent storm has many mountain communities reeling as they continue to deal with damage from the CZU Fires
November 14, 2022

Discarded Ballots Found in Santa Cruz Mountains

Investigation underway after two dozen ballots were found three days after Nov. 8 election