Local Talk

Is Santa Cruz turning into Malibu North?

lt mariaIt’s got a ways to go before it gets wrecked like Malibu, but I think we need to be very careful about growth.

Maria Mattioli, Santa Cruz, Psychotherapist








lt dennisIt might be on its way … [but] it’s still kind of a laid-back town.

Dennis Judd, Scotts Valley, Business Development







lt adamWe’re from Big Sur, which is getting overwhelmed because the infrastructure is from the 1970s and is not able to handle all the people that want to be there.

Adam Earth, Big Sur, Driver/Gardener






lt joshI would say yes. People are charging crazy amounts for one- bedroom places.

Josh Keesler, Santa Cruz, Sales






lt joeI don’t see it turning into anything different. We’re still Santa Cruz.

Joe Ball, Santa Cruz, Independent Contractor

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Matthew is a California native and has lived in Santa Cruz for 34 years. A sculptor, photographer, avid biker and professional disc golfer, he has played tournaments in more than ten states and is the winner of the 2002 New Zealand Championships. 

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