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 5th District Board of Supervisors seat, which represents the city of Santa Cruz.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
All this talk and discussion about the needle exchange makes me want to revisit the needle exchange survey I did in early 2013.
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.
Judge Steven Alm has created an innovative probation program in Hawaii that has been so successful in reforming offenders and keeping them out of prison, it’s now being copied in courtrooms across the nation.
I really love the concept and idea of bringing “living alleys” to the downtown area. I’ve already got a few alleys in mind for this type of cooperative civic project
The Santa Cruz city council recently deferred on making a decision to vote themselves a significant pay raise
As a longtime resident of the downtown area, I understand what a struggle the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day can be.
Local news media took another hit with the recent announcement that the Santa Cruz Patch would be shutting down.