Why free live music isn’t really free
The Santa Cruz-Watsonville metro area tops a list of the toughest cities for single mothers
Plus letters to the editor
Defense attorney Annrae Angel to challenge embattled Judge Ariadne Symons in 2020 race
The mayor is all-in on a program she calls "Health in All Policies"
Whatever happened to that David Duke-supporting restaurateur?
Crime is down in Santa Cruz, but what about police oversight?
What we learn from listening to too many podcasts
Plus new data on out-of-control costs of living
After $700 fine, Donna Gardner hopes to get beehives back
The latest on the Homeless Garden Project, PG&E blackouts and Surfrider Café
State makes homeless navigation centers exempt from the CEQA
Set to open next year, the new facility prioritizes, community, high ceilings and natural light
The real problem with the city’s new advisory committee on homelessness
City councilmember part of push for Santa Cruz tree census
Popular council member’s announcement opens up questions about Santa Cruz city government
Central Coast environmentalists fight light pollution with awareness and warmer hues of lighting
Panel discussion will explore how to make citizens believe again
Tony Hoffman leads a double life, bouncing back and forth from Lebanon, where spends time in refugee camps
Activists and politicians can’t wait to dissect the Unified Corridor Study, but will it just lead to more noise?
A new group unveiled a $20 million plan to make the Civic more accessible and better for performances
Critics claim inadequate mental health services and lack of transparency
The status of improvements from 2014’s $67 million bond measure
While Santa Cruz’s bike share program thrives, other cities take the sharing economy to next level
Adopting Seabright State Beach, these do-gooders want to be seen as model citizens, not devil worshipers
Commission says state and federal rules require to pick new freight operator quickly
After hiatus, event at county fairgrounds adds an extra day
Comprehensive homeless report takes a countywide look at reducing suffering
Why Bruce Daniels of the Soquel Creek Water District board is on a mission
As city adds late-night public bathrooms, activists see room for improvement