• Take 5 With Ryan Coonerty

    Take 5 With Ryan Coonerty

    For the inaugural “Take 5″, I recently had the chance to chat with Ryan Coonerty, former Mayor of Santa Cruz and current author and businessman who will be running for the 3rd District Board of Supervisors seat, which represents the city of Santa Cruz.

  • Never Forget

    Never Forget

    This week marks the first anniversary of the tragic deaths of 2 SCPD officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. It was the first time in the history of the SCPD that they lost an officer in the line of duty, over 150 years. And they lost another the same day.

  • City Council Update on Citizens Public Safety Task Force Report

    City Council Update on Citizens Public Safety Task Force Report

    The Santa Cruz City Council is scheduled to discuss their response to recent items that were included in a motion that was initiated by David Terrazas back in December of 2013.

  • The New Pacific Garden Mall

    The New Pacific Garden Mall

    Seems like so long ago since we had the first version of Pacific Garden Mall, an experiment in urban planning and design along Pacific Avenue from Water Street to Cathcart Street. Time to consider a new car free version of the Pacific Garden Mall.

  • The Great Morgani Has Left the Building

    The Great Morgani Has Left the Building

    Let me first say that I love The Great Morgani, that I consider him a Santa Cruz institution and treasure, and hope he reconsiders his decision to “retire” from playing on Pacific Avenue. It’s a resolution where nobody wins.

  • The Broken Windows Theory Isn’t Just About Windows

    The Broken Windows Theory Isn’t Just About Windows

    Santa Cruz has a big problem with graffiti. It’s certainly not the most dangerous issue, you could argue it’s not even a public safety issue. But it’s vandalism, which is still to the best of my knowledge against the law, and it’s impact on the community can be felt in other indirect ways.

  • Needle Exchange Survey

    Needle Exchange Survey

    All this talk and discussion about the needle exchange makes me want to revisit the needle exchange survey I did in early 2013.

  • Is This Acceptable as Collateral Damage?

    Is This Acceptable as Collateral Damage?

    A member of the Santa Cruz Clean Team recently came across a stash of 281 needles in the Evergreen Cemetery area of the Pogonip, a known area for transient and homeless camps.

Take 5 With Ryan Coonerty

Take 5 With Ryan Coonerty

News Take 5 March 3, 2014 Comments Off

For the inaugural “Take 5″, I recently had the chance to chat with Ryan Coonerty, former Mayor of Santa Cruz and current author and businessman who will be running for the 3rd District Board of Supervisors seat, which represents the city of Santa Cruz.

Never Forget

Never Forget

News Public Safety SCPD February 23, 2014 Comments Off

This week marks the first anniversary of the tragic deaths of 2 SCPD officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. It was the first time in the history of the SCPD that they lost an officer in the line of duty, over 150 years. And they lost another the same day.

The Broken Windows Theory Isn’t Just About Windows

The Broken Windows Theory Isn’t Just About Windows

Graffiti February 14, 2014 Comments Off

Santa Cruz has a big problem with graffiti. It’s certainly not the most dangerous issue, you could argue it’s not even a public safety issue. But it’s vandalism, which is still to the best of my knowledge against the law, and it’s impact on the community can be felt in other indirect ways.

Is This Acceptable as Collateral Damage?

Is This Acceptable as Collateral Damage?

Needles February 11, 2014 Comments Off

A member of the Santa Cruz Clean Team recently came across a stash of 281 needles in the Evergreen Cemetery area of the Pogonip, a known area for transient and homeless camps.