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Roadmap to 2035

Roadmap to 2035

The county defines specific targets in its latest  Regional Transportation Plan 

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Brief: Full Cycle

Full Cycle

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Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

Santa Cruz City Council finds a compromise on campaign finance reform

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Then There Were Four

Then There Were Four

The Santa Cruz 11 dwindle in number, but the case crawls into its 29th month

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Circuit Breaker?

Circuit Breaker?

As a murderer with a long record is sentenced, Santa Cruz rolls out a new program for dealing with chronic offenders

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Briefs: Carded by the Feds, Community Focus

Carded by the Feds

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Down the Drain

Down the Drain

As water restrictions tighten, Santa Cruz wastewater continues to go to waste

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Briefs: Size Matters, Camp Out

Briefs: Size Matters, Camp Out

Size Matters

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Art Attack

Art Attack

Beach Flats residents vent over the loss of a mural, but is the city to blame?

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Saving West Cliff

Saving West Cliff

Santa Cruz engineers hope an innovative approach will stop Westside sinkholes

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Catwalk on the Wild Side

Meet the artists and designers behind this year’s edition of FashionART, SantaCruz’s most outrageous fashion show

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Feeding Frenzy

Culinary journey ‘The Trip to Italy’ isn’t the foodie film you’d expect 

 

Watch List

From Google to the government to data brokers, why your privacy is now a thing of the past
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Sweet Treats

Local cannabis bakers win award for cookies

 

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Best of Santa Cruz County

The 2013 Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll and Critics’ Picks It’s our biggest issue of the year, and in it, your votes—more than 6,500 of them—determined the winners of The Best of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll. New to the long list of local restaurants, shops and other notables that captured your interest: Best Beer Selection, Best Locally Owned Business, Best Customer Service and Best Marijuana Dispensary. In the meantime, many readers were ever so chatty online about potential new categories. Some of the suggestions that stood out: Best Teen Program and Best Web Design/Designer. But what about: Dog Park, Church, Hotel, Local Farm, Therapist (I second that!) or Sports Bar—not to be confused with Bra. Our favorite suggestion: Best Act of Kindness—one reader noted Café Gratitude and the free meals it offered to the Santa Cruz Police Department in the aftermath of recent crimes. Perhaps some of these can be woven into next year’s ballot, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the following pages and take note of our Critics’ Picks, too, beginning on page 91. A big thanks for voting—and for reading—and an even bigger congratulations to all of the winners. Enjoy.  -Greg Archer, EditorBest of Santa Cruz County Readers’ Poll INDEX

 

Santa Clara Wine Trail

My memories of growing up in England include my mother pouring port after Sunday dinner—and sometimes a glass of sherry before dinner. My family didn’t drink much wine back then, but we certainly made up for it with the port and sherry.