Near the open garage door to the Twin Lakes Church bus depot, Laurie Schlaepfer is doing some sorting as she stands watch over a sea of tables, desks and clothing racks—plus a few lamps tucked away in the corner.
Does Santa Cruz need campaign finance reform?
Every competitor knows the importance of setting clear rules before the start of a game, tournament or season—whether it’s a pick-up game in the park or the NBA. Should an election be any different? Of course not.
With the Santa Cruz City Council race on the horizon, we look at who is likely to vie for a seat
If the Santa Cruz City Council race were the World Series of Poker, two former champions would be holding strong hands as they weigh the pros and cons of running for re-election.
Newly approved state funding means better broadband infrastructure for Santa Cruz County
Streaming an episode of “Game of Thrones” is serious business. When swept away to such a realm of suspense, there’s no bigger mood killer than the constant fits and starts of a slow Internet connection—imagine, if you will, a sudden stop just as the infamous “Red Wedding” scene begins to unfold. We frantically hit reload, let slip a few choice curse words, or maybe shake angry fists at the Internet gods.
Hitting the brakes on our tech brain drain
Shawn Glanton is standing on Front Street in Downtown Santa Cruz gripping a shiny metal thermos filled with Hawaiian-blend coffee. The early morning sun is creeping over the trees of San Lorenzo Park, and one of Glanton’s coworkers is standing beside him. More arrive over the next 10 minutes—some of them on bicycles and Razor scooters, many hauling backpacks and messenger bags.
Is there hope for fixing traffic congestion near Pajaro Valley High School?
On a recent Monday afternoon, amidst the shriek of whistles and the far-off shouts of coaches, Fourth District County Supervisor Greg Caput holds up his arms in bewilderment and shakes his head.