Open Streets takes over Capitola this weekend
Over tea at the new Midtown Cafe, Saskia Lucas and I are chatting about Open Streets. The founder and director of Open Streets Santa Cruz County, Lucas playfully calls the event a gateway drug.
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.
A new survey explores public perceptions of the City of Santa Cruz’s Hospitality Guide Program
Whether she is dealing with an intoxicated man spewing insults, a business owner saying hello, or a tourist looking for the best place to buy an umbrella, 16-year veteran of the Hospitality Guide Program Gina Ramirez rarely loses her smile.
Kathy Kelly’s eyewitness reports from the U.S. War in Afghanistan
As a longtime Christian-based peace activist, Kathy Kelly visits places on Earth where violence is the norm and war is all around. She recently returned from her twelfth trip to Afghanistan, where the United States’ war has displaced 400 people per day, according to Amnesty International.