.Liza Monroy

Liza Monroy
Liza Monroy is the author of the essay collection Seeing As Your Shoes Are Soon To Be On Fire, the memoir The Marriage Act, and Mexican High, a novel. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, O, Longreads, and Marie Claire, among other publications. She loves living in downtown Santa Cruz.
July 26, 2022

Food and Drink: Plant-Based Meals Get a Boost in Santa Cruz Schools

What the public-school push means for local kids—and the rest of us
April 26, 2022

Santa Cruz Mothers Find Support and Waves in Surfing Moms

Group offers recent mothers a path back to the beach
October 5, 2021

Why Capitola’s Women on Waves is More Than Just a Surf Contest

Local event goes international with a focus on inclusion, conservation and community
September 29, 2021

Santa Cruz County’s Inaugural BBQueer (Black, Brown and Queer) Fest

The debut of the multi-day dance and arts event showcases BIPOC/LGBTQ talent throughout Santa Cruz County.
August 10, 2021

Santa Cruz Movement Brings Inclusive Philosophy of Fitness

After a year’s delay due to Covid, Leela Kalow and Dean Yerushalmy open Midtown studio
July 20, 2021

Local Rise Together Coalition is a Step Toward Equity That Became a Movement

Community leaders tackling tough issues of racial justice and representation
June 1, 2021

Kickboxing Guru Billy Prusinowski Works to Revive a Lost Legacy

Billy Prusinowski pays homage to 1930s World Middleweight Champion Babe Risko
April 27, 2021

How Equal Access Santa Cruz County is Bridging the Digital Divide

Could this be a model for fixing the injustices of the digital divide?