May 10, 2022

What Would Reversing Roe v. Wade Mean for California?

Over 50 years after SCOTUS’ landmark decision, California vows to continue to protect women’s freedom to choose

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May 3, 2022

Policy Brings Transparency to Santa Cruz PD’s Military Weapon Inventory

A new state law requires police departments to disclose all ‘military-grade’ weapons to the public
April 22, 2022

Gilroy Garlic Festival Scales Down

Organizers say 'massive’ events are no longer realistic for the annual gathering
April 22, 2022

Prisoners Hope for Another Chance

Incarcerated people, attorneys navigating California’s new resentencing laws
April 15, 2022

California Backs Away From COVID Vaccine Mandates for Kids

State decides it won’t require COVID vaccines for children this fall
April 14, 2022

Prop. 13 Offers Bigger Tax Breaks to Wealthy Homeowners

A new study finds white, wealthy homeowners in Oakland receive thousands more in tax breaks than owners of homes in minority neighborhoods
April 8, 2022

California’s New Benefits for Undocumented Immigrants Not Enough

California’s undocumented immigrants risked themselves working during pandemic. Lawmakers want to pay them unemployment benefits
April 1, 2022

Sierra Snowpack Falls to Lowest Level in 7 Years

The April snowpack, key to how much water flows into reservoirs, is 38% of average statewide, proving that drought hasn’t relaxed its grip on California.
April 1, 2022

‘Housing is Key’ Eviction Protections Extended Through June

Assembly Bill 2179 extends eviction protections through June 30 for Californians who signed up for the program or applied for local assistance by March 31.
March 28, 2022

California Law Enforcement Turns to Mental Health Clinicians on Toughest 911 Calls

California law enforcement agencies are embracing new approaches to mental health crisis calls.
March 25, 2022

Santa Cruz METRO Announces New CEO

As Executive Director of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, improving rider connectivity was one of Michael Tree's top priorities.
March 25, 2022

Scotts Valley Makes Small Affordable Housing Gains

2021 Annual Progress Report serves as a reality check about how the City’s 'Housing Element' is working out, in practice.
March 25, 2022

Scotts Valley’s Finances Soar Past Estimates

The city says it will likely bring in $1.7 million in revenue this year, which is 12% more than what it originally expected.
March 25, 2022

Community Meetings Aim to Help Rebuilding County Residents

Hallie Greene, district manager of the Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District, knows how it feels; she lost her Boulder Creek home to the CZU fire.
March 25, 2022

As Pajaro Valley Business Expo Returns, South County Shares Optimism

The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s annual Business Expo and Job Fair returns for the first time in three years.
March 24, 2022

Santa Cruz City Council Alters Housing Rules, Restricts Street Vending

Tuesday’s city council meeting addressed important issues and ignited debate.
March 24, 2022

Supervisors Tackle Tobacco, Vacation Rentals, Pretrial Services Issues

The lowdown on what's been approved and what the changes mean for the County.
March 24, 2022

New Watsonville City Clerk is Homegrown

Longtime Assistant City Clerk Irwin Ortiz promoted to the municipality’s top clerical position—finally!
March 24, 2022

County Frees Up $500K to Curb Possible Mass Evictions

The item came to the board a week before the statewide eviction moratorium ends on March 31.
March 22, 2022

New Challenges As Santa Cruz County’s Age Demographics Shift

Organizations respond to emotional and physical health needs of aging adults.
March 22, 2022

Settlement Could Be Near in Scotts Valley Police Department’s Legal Quagmire

A former UCSC administrator files a lawsuit with the federal court claiming they were illegally pulled over and searched by a Scotts Valley officer.
March 22, 2022

Half-cent Sales Tax Increase and County Rail Line Added to the June 7 Primary

The sales tax hike, known now as Measure F, would increase the current 9.25% rate to to 9.75%.
March 22, 2022

County Supervisors Appoint First Hospital Board

The board will be tasked with overseeing most aspects of the hospital, including acquisition and oversight.
March 21, 2022

Feds Give $14.1M for Internet Connectivity Improvements on Central Coast

The funding is part of the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund Program, which is included in the American Rescue Plan.
March 21, 2022

Virtual Roundtable to Discuss Latinas’ Role as Caregivers

'The Role of Latina Women in the Care of Parents and Grandparents' will feature professionals and community members sharing their perspectives on the experience of Latina caregivers in the community.
March 21, 2022

The Collapse of Community College Enrollment: Can California Turn It Around?

Despite sinking enrollment, some California community colleges are seeing more students return. More in-person instruction is helping.
March 18, 2022

Late Entrant Joins Race for Santa Cruz County’s 4th District Supervisorial Seat

Ed Acosta, a member of the Watsonville Planning Commission, is vying for the key political seat that oversees much of South Santa Cruz County.
March 18, 2022

Eco Farm Keynote Addresses Food Sovereignty for Indigenous Communities

Elizabeth Hoover's 'From Garden Warriors to Good Seeds: The Native American Fight for Food & Seed Sovereignty' addresses food sovereignty for Native American communities.
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