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July 17, 2024

Santa Cruz County to Mull Ban on Filtered Tobacco Products

The ordinance would cover unincorporated areas as well as the cities of Capitola, Watsonville, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz.

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July 17, 2024

Grand Jury Raises Questions About Who Gets Affordable Homes

A report asks whether the City of Santa Cruz tracks who lives in “inclusionary units” to make sure preference is given to city residents.
July 10, 2024

Party Wave

Shared Adventures hosts its annual Day on the Beach at Cowell’s
July 10, 2024

The Wages of Aging

State of the Workforce report points out demographic pitfalls
July 3, 2024

Santa Cruz County Grand Jury Raises Concerns on Deferred Road Repairs

The deteriorating state of roads in unincorporated areas is cited as being one of Santa Cruz County’s “five most significant problems.”
July 3, 2024

Child Protective Services Criticized by Santa Cruz County Grand Jury

Santa Cruz County Child Protective Services workers prioritize reunifying children with their birth parents, and have been accused of insensitive treatment and intimidation of...
July 3, 2024

Grand Jury Report Scrutinizes Behavioral Health Division

Grand Jury members cites low budget and staffing issues cited; the division’s communications officer points out missing information.
July 3, 2024

Hold Your Fireworks: Officials Warn of Increased Fines

Residents in Santa Cruz County will face steep fines for using fireworks this Fourth of July, including at area beaches.
July 3, 2024

The Latino Century

In dark times, we all need a little pick-me-up now and then, and Mike Madrid is here to offer a full jolt of optimism, albeit long-term optimism.
June 26, 2024

Gail Pellerin Addresses New State Housing Laws

Gail Pellerin, whose district includes Santa Cruz and parts of Santa Clara County, shared her thoughts on the state stepping in to force through local housing projects.
June 26, 2024

New City Looms in South of Laurel Area Plan

A bustling neighborhood and a new 3,200-seat arena for the Santa Cruz Warriors are part of a plan to transform Downtown Santa Cruz in...
June 19, 2024

A Jubilant Juneteenth

This year was the 33rd installment
June 19, 2024

‘Stressful’ Conditions

Grand jury reports jail staff ‘deeply dissatisfied’
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