.Joel Hersch

March 20, 2014

Chicken Refugees

Almost 2,000 hens from Northern California need to be placed in new homes or face execution  Approximately 1,800 chickens from a Northern California farm...
March 5, 2014

Race for the Third

Inside the budding campaigns for the Third District seat Bob Lamonica, a local tech marketer and, so far, politico Ryan Coonerty’s only active contender...
February 20, 2014

Radiation Rundown

What we know about the current and eventual repercussions of the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant's nuclear disaster Radiation released into the environment following the 2011...
February 19, 2014

One Year Later

On Feb. 26, 2013, Sgt. Loran ‘Butch’ Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler lost their lives in the line of duty. One year later, in...
February 19, 2014

The Fukushima Fallout

Has the truth about radiation arriving on the California coast been muddled amidst mounting concern? When the Japanese coastline where the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear...
February 12, 2014

New Video Explores Sanctuary Camps

Brent Adams, a local homeless advocate and champion of the Santa Cruz Sanctuary Camp housing concept, recently returned home from a multi-state tour researching...
February 4, 2014

Puff or Pass?

One month down for UCSC’s new smoke- and tobacco-free policy UC Santa Cruz senior and literature major Thomas VanGilder enjoys a cigarette now and...
January 30, 2014

Bike Beef

Santa Cruz City Council authorizes plan to give recovered bicycles to Teen Center Over the past two years, the subject of bicycles recovered by...