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Santa Cruz is located in central California along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Santa Cruz was one of the earliest Spanish settlements during the exploration of Alta California, in the late eighteenth century. They even established a mission on the site on which Santa Cruz now stands. When California was ratified as a state in the United States, during the late 1800s, the city of Santa Cruz became popular because of its idyllic beaches and coastal redwood forests.

Population: 54593
Local Newspapers: Santa Cruz County Sentinel
Local Sports Teams: LA Clippers LA Dodgers LA Galaxy LA Lakers LA Kings
Local Colleges: University of California-Santa Cruz

Zip Codes associated with santa cruz, california: 95060 95062 95064 95065 95066
Towns/Cities near santa cruz, california : Twin Lakes Opal Cliffs Paradise Park Live Oak Soquel Capitola Rio Del Mar Felton Scotts Valley

Santa Cruz News
Rent Control Teach-In & Santa Cruz County For Bernie Sanders Meeting

Renters - DON'T MISS THIS MEETING!! Rent raises got you worried? Spending half of your paycheck on rent? Afraid you might be evicted without just cause? Come to the RENT CONTROL TEACH-IN and learn what you can do to help mitigate the crisis of escalating rents and rising evictions that are currently taking place in our city and in our state. When? Sat., March 24, 2pm Where? Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St. Santa Cruz Who? Organized by SC4B PRESENTATIONS ON: - REPEAL Costa-Hawkins Ballot Initiative: Understanding the Issue Presented by: Erik Ericksen and Byers The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act is a decades-old California law that limits the application of cities' rent control ordinances.

Best-case: Santa Cruz sharing water with Soquel Creek by December

CAPITOLA >> More than three years after talks began , water quality concerns remain paramount over quantity in cooperative talks between Soquel Creek Water District and Santa Cruz Water Department. Best-case scenarios for the water sharing agreement place the pilot program's launch as early as year's end, the Soquel Creek Water District board of directors heard at its meeting Tuesday night during a joint water-sharing update with Santa Cruz Water Director Rosemary Menard.

Talent gives Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre freedom to produce a Swan Lakea

Ava Rose Dylan, 13, and Ryan Gonzalez, 16, rehearse with company dancers for Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre's upcoming production of 'Swan Lake Act 2,' which will be performed in their annual mixed-repertory Spring Concert at the Crocker Theater on March 24 and 25. Founded in 1982 as a nonprofit organization, Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre is a pre-professional company of dancers ages 4-18 chosen by open audition annually in August. 'Very rarely do we have the level of talent needed to pull off 'Swan Lake,'' says Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre's Co-Artistic Director Robert Kelley.

Maestro Daniel Stewart performs for 60th anniversary of Santa Cruz Symphony

Maestro Daniel Stewart conducts the Santa Cruz Symphony this week in preparation for the symphony's 60th anniversary season, which begins Friday. SANTA CRUZ >> The audience at this weekend's Santa Cruz Symphony concerts will get a rare personal look at Maestro Daniel Stewart, as the program will include not only the world premiere of his own composition, but also a performance by Stewart himself on the viola, along with his wife, In Sun Jang, a renowned violinist.

Dan Walters: How pension costs clobbered Santa Cruz

When Santa Cruz, a picturesque and funky coastal city, first started to feel the pinch of rising retirement costs for city workers, it took several steps to limit the fiscal pain. As recommended by the League of Cities and other authorities, Santa Cruz issued a bond to pay down its rising pension liabilities, set aside funds to cover increasing demands from the California Public Employees Retirement System , shifted some employees into lower-benefit pension plans and made sure that its workers paid significant portions of pension costs.

Silicon Valley filmmakers share insights on what makes region tick

Menlo Park-based documentarian duo Michael Schwarz and Kiki Kapany of Kikim Media have traveled the world, conducting interviews and gathering footage to answer big questions related to food systems, public health, and religious pluralism, to name a few. For their latest project, though, they decided to do some digging closer to home, diving into the history and influences that surround Silicon Valley: how it came to be, how it works and what accounts for the "secret sauce" that has made it home to so many of the world's top innovations and industries.

Seismologists introduce new measure of earthquake ruptures

A team of seismologists has developed a new measurement of seismic energy release that can be applied to large earthquakes. It provides a measure of earthquake rupture complexity that better captures variations in the amount and duration of slip along the fault for events that may have similar magnitudes.

Lawsuits vs. big oil lead to court lessons on climate change

A federal judge presiding over lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about global warming to protect their profits turned his courtroom into a classroom Wednesday in what could be the first hearing to study the science of climate change. U.S. District Judge William Alsup asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world's largest oil and gas companies to present "the best science now available on global warming."

Soil fungi may help determine the resilience of forests to environmental change

Nature is rife with symbiotic relationships, some of which take place out of sight, like the rich underground exchange of nutrients that occurs between trees and soil fungi. But what happens in the dark may have profound implications above ground, too: A major new study reveals that soil fungi could play a significant role in the ability of forests to adapt to environmental change.

If We Do Hear Signals From Aliens, They're Probably Long Gone

In 1961, famed astrophysics Frank Drake proposed a formula that came to be known as the Drake Equation . Based a series of factors, this equation sought to estimate the number of extra-terrestrial intelligences that would exist within our galaxy at any given time.

Coast Line: Burger set to host March 14 SCHS fundraiser

Burger will host a fundraiser for the Santa Cruz High School senior class Grad Night from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at Burger's Santa Cruz location, 1520 Mission St. Attendees should say they are supporting SCHS Grad Night and present a flier, and 10 percent of their purchase will be donated. To receive a flier, call or text 408-839-4278.

Catching up with a grad: Scott Mathison, SVHS - 02

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Shampoochez self-service dog wash in Santa Cruz for sale

Shampoochez has been an anchor at the Oka center in Santa Cruz since 1983. Founder Anne Singer pioneered the idea of the self-service dog wash and ran the business with her husband Sam and help from her daughter and son-in-law.

Mark Primack: Giving a real voice to housing issue

This must be an election year. Why else would an issue as challenging as housing be hijacked, distorted and reduced to something as divisive and ultimately irrelevant as a battle over rent control? For the next six months we're going to be debating the equivalent of a border wall instead of exploring real solutions.

Letter: Thankful for being landlord in county, not city of Santa Cruz

I am a landlord in the county, thankfully not in the city, or I would seriously think about selling. Having a rent board that will be subsidized by a city fee, imposed on the landlords, will probably be higher than the 2 percent that the rent can be raised.

Shots fired near downtown Santa Cruz lead to arrests, weapons recovery

SANTA CRUZ >> A report of shots fired near downtown Santa Cruz led police to multiple arrests and the recovery of two handguns, an illegal-high capacity magazine and crack cocaine Sunday night. Officers responded to a call of gunfire heard in the area of the 100 block of Myrtle Street just after 10 p.m. Sunday, according to information provided by Santa Cruz Police Department.

Beach Flats community gardeners say green space is a cultural hub

SANTA CRUZ >> The gardeners say the community space they have tilled for decades takes them home to Mexico and El Salvador. With an uncertain future for the Beach Flats Community Garden, the men and women who work the 23 leased plots told the Sentinel why they spend most days working the preserved green space amid densely packed homes.

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