.Mara Ortenburger

March 2, 2010

Sharp Thinking

Local program collects used sharps and old medicines What does one do with that medicine cabinet full of expired aspirin bottles, ancient antibiotics, and...
December 19, 2009

Insuring the Future

Local health program strives to insure county children Katy Boriack was on maternity leave when she learned that she could not afford to add...
December 8, 2009

Santa Cruz Cash?

One group pushes for a local currency plan Imagine opening your wallet, shuffling past your Washingtons and Lincolns, and pulling out a crisp Santa...
October 16, 2009


Local volunteer coalition provides vital relief, then and nowIn the aftermath of the Loma Prieta Earthquake, a coalition of community and church volunteers known...
October 7, 2009

UCSC Budget Brainstorm

UCSC humanities division forum keeps the budget wheels turningDistress over UC Santa Cruz budget cuts has already spurred an opening-day walkout, the occupation of...
September 25, 2009

UCSC Demonstrations Escalate

Walkout draws hundreds, protestors occupy campus buildingHundreds of UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, workers, and alumni gathered at the base of campus on Thursday,...
September 22, 2009

Back to School Blues

How fresh budget cuts will impact the UCSC experience for students and workersWhen students left UC Santa Cruz last spring, most were still reeling...
September 22, 2009

Walk Out to Speak Out

Faculty, students and workers protest budget cuts on UCSC’s opening dayA broad coalition of UC Santa Cruz faculty, students, workers and alumni will protest...