.Patrick Dwire

November 11, 2015

Brutes of Labor

New report uncovers employer abuses in Santa Cruz County’s low-wage economy Carlos Rodriguez, a construction laborer in Santa Cruz County, needed...
September 15, 2015


As temperatures have soared, debates over housing and Airbnb aren’t cooling off, either. The Santa Cruz City Council has been looking at whether or...
August 11, 2015


ESTATE FAIL A lawsuit alleging corruption and conflict of interest has been filed against Terry Vierra, a former board member of...
July 29, 2015

Spirited Debate

Facing opposition from churches, ‘Right-to-Die’ bill gets tabled in Assembly   By Seven out of 10 Californians believe that the terminally ill...
April 8, 2015

Magnet Town

New study challenges conventional wisdom about homelessness in Santa Cruz A new study finds most homeless people come to Santa...
April 1, 2015

Closer to Home?

A close look at ambitious goals to end chronic homelessness regionally Both the Santa Cruz City Council and the Santa...
July 1, 2013

A Leap Forward

Santa Cruzans look ahead after Supreme Court decisions on Prop. 8 and DOMA The Supreme Court’s recent same-sex marriage rulings weren’t landslide victories for...
June 4, 2013

We the People

Local affiliate joins the national Move to Amend campaign aimed at reversing corporate personhood Amending the U.S. Constitution is no small task, but that’s...