Now that a feasibility study is out on the rail trail, people are starting to ask: What would this iconic dream project...
Local director brings Hollywood talent to Santa Cruz for a kids’ TV pilot
As critics go after national group, local Red Cross volunteers carry on
County worried about high number of Latino kids being tried as adults
Why no one is executed in California, despite hundreds on death row
The Tannery grieves for Madyson Middleton
RETURNED TO SENDER
Facing opposition from churches, ‘Right-to-Die’ bill gets tabled in Assembly
Test scores show decline in college readiness
When fliers went up all over town of a grinning elementary schoolgirl, Santa Cruzans waited with a mix of hope and despair....
As New Horizons reaches the end of the solar system, a Santa Cruz scientist says its findings are full of surprises
Do vacation rentals hurt the housing market?
CRUISIN’ FOR A JOB
Why aren’t locals collecting the food assistance for which they’re eligible?
The city has invested $25K in a program that will test a 24-hour bathroom downtown
This year marks the 35th anniversary for the all-volunteer, nonprofit free-meal service Food Not Bombs.
Sightings of great whites in Aptos aren’t killing tourism—they’re doing wonders for it
Bill would give new rights to California midwives and the families they serve
REBUILD THE ART
Santa Cruz is short hundreds of parking spaces—with no end in sight
Reports conflict on whether Santa Cruz’s homeless problem is getting worse or better
Local woman pushes for Highway 9 guardrail after SUV crashes into her home
With two championships in one year, the franchise considers some radical possibilities for their future in Santa Cruz
Deputy Chief Steve Clark was transferred after his role as spokesman for both the department and the union attracted councilmembers’ ire
Signal and Noise
Plans for an educational adventure park in Felton are awaiting approval, but not everyone is thrilled
The RTC’s feasibility study maps out seven scenarios for county-wide passenger rail, but is there light at the end of the tunnel?
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