.Jessi Hamel

July 5, 2011

Wines, Vines and Our Economic Times

After the cancellation of Cabrillo’s wine education classes, instructor Sue Slater makes the case for learning more about what’s in the bottleLocal wine expert...
June 7, 2011

Pool Party

Local swim instructor and community members push to reopen Harvey West pool in time for summerSwim instructor Jim Booth first started coaching at Harvey...
June 1, 2011

Breaking Out

The ‘Smart on Crime’ effort seeks to spark changes in the local criminal justice systemThe Santa Cruz County Jail earns an average of two...
May 24, 2011

A Green Blueprint

New 25-year conservation plan looks at the county’s ecological futureA long history of environmental protection in Santa Cruz County has helped spare much of...
May 11, 2011

Border Crossings

A long journey from undocumented immigrant to legal residentWhen Samuel Garcia first came to the United States in 1999, he paid a “coyote” to...
April 26, 2011

Bus System Blues

Metro faces widespread changes to close budget gapRubi Cuevas rides Metro buses almost every day. She works the late shift at the Capitola McDonald’s,...
April 20, 2011

From Trash to Fuel

New technology provides leap forward for local organization focused on ocean cleanupThe ocean is littered with plastic. In the Pacific Ocean, it floats near...
April 8, 2011

Broken Storm Drain Pipe Replaced in Capitola

The torrential rains on March 26 broke the Noble Gulch stormwater pipe under the Pacific Cove Mobile Home Park causing flash floods of two...