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Body Believed To Be Missing Girl Found In Trash Bin, Police Say

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 07.28.2015 | Crime

  SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A body believed to be a missing 8-year-old girl was found Monday inside a dumpster at a complex in No...

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

Agents of Change: 5 Forward Thinkers You Need to Know

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five luminous entities that strive to make the world a better place.

11 Beaches That Probably Aren't For You

Orbitz.com | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

Thanks, but no thanks.

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Viator | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel
Viator

The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California coast.

Non-Profit Brings Tech to Rural Youth

Dieter Holger | Posted 04.17.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

By bringing in local 15-to-24-year-olds, encouraging young women to join, providing a safe place, contemporary computers, software, and workshops, Digital NEST aims to change the face of technology.

On Bay Area Media: Good News in Santa Cruz, Amazingly Enough

Steve Kettmann | Posted 03.18.2015 | San Francisco
Steve Kettmann

Good journalism is still happening. If you're in the Santa Cruz area, try picking up the physical Sentinel and giving it a read. It feels very old school at this point -- which, at least to this newspaper lover, feels really great.

A Clash of Codes: Hack UCSC 2015

Dieter Holger | Posted 03.14.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

The staffers at the registration desk of HACK UCSC 2015 looked frantic. A line of hopeful students stretched out at least one hundred feet. Hack UCSC 2015's turnout blew expectations -- especially considering it was only the second incarnation of the competition.

Public Radio: Are You Listening?

Melanie Bishop | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Bishop

There's a cabin in the Santa Cruz redwoods where I go periodically to write. I go there for the silence, the beauty, the fog, the reminder of how smal...

UCSC Students Stand in Solidarity with Ayotzinapa

Marvin Centeno | Posted 02.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Marvin Centeno

Numbers of students of various backgrounds, mostly Latinos, as well as faculty and members of the Santa Cruz community, have made a presence in local demonstrations, including a vigil at the Santa Cruz Clock Tower with the 43 students and the Mexican community.

Red, White, and Black: The Story of the Fat Kid in Gym Class

Alexander Williams | Posted 02.08.2015 | Black Voices
Alexander Williams

Is everything perfect? No, the stakes in my life have never been higher. The weight of my decisions is physical. My failures are historical, but I'm prepared for them. I'm ready for what the world wants to throw at me because I've seen it at its worst, and I kept going.

This Crowdsourcing Startup Empowers Locals

Dieter Holger | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Dieter Holger

Americans are frustrated with the powers that be but that doesn't mean they should ignore local issues directly affecting them. In Santa Cruz citizens are proposing solutions to the water crisis with the help of crowdsourcing startup Civinomics. How? With an app of course.

Why Not Send Lonesome George on Tour?

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

At last week's New York unveiling of the mounted body of Lonesome George, the legendary Galápagos tortoise, the VIPs in attendance dismissed it as a silly idea: "George is a rock star, why not send him on tour?"

The Legacy of Lonesome George: Rescuing Tortoises From Extinction

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

They look invincible-with their built-in body armor and their enormous bulk. But giant tortoises, the very symbol of the Galápagos, are among the most devastated creatures on the islands.

Police Officers Posted Heroin User's Arrest on Twitter and Vine

Dieter Holger | Posted 11.11.2014 | Crime
Dieter Holger

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//...

A Night at The Catalyst with Avey Tare and the Slasher Flicks

Dieter Holger | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Dieter Holger

On Aug. 26 Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks performed for Santa Cruz. Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is a founding member of the critically-acclaimed band Animal Collective. Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks is the latest musical project of the artist.

25 Years Ago -- The 'Big One' of '89

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This weekend's quake got plenty of news coverage, starting Sunday morning. So I thought it would be a good time to share my story from the "Big One," which starts with some generalized comments about earthquakes for the benefit of those who have never felt one.

Why We're Mesmerized by the Prostitute and the Google Exec

Mary Papenfuss | Posted 09.28.2014 | Crime
Mary Papenfuss

Theirs is a tale of what we expect might happen when boundaries are crossed, and when a rocker Eve tempts not just an Adam, but a Silicon Valley Master of the Universe in the Garden of Eden.

Nice-Land

Michele Bigley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

"If you don't look, you'll never see. And what you don't see can be very hard to find." -- Ms. Frizzle, Magic School Bus Everyone thinks we're crazy....

Your Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. Memorial Day is Monday, and gay Pride season isn't far behind. June brings long days and LGBT events across the land.

How To See Santa Cruz For Free

AP | By MICHELLE LOCKE | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Walking along the bluffs of Santa Cruz, wind in your hair, sparkling blue ocean at your feet, you can spend a happy few ho...

Police: Tossed Toilet Bowl Kills Fan

AP | By STAN LEHMAN | Posted 07.03.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian soccer fan was killed when he was struck in the head by a toilet bowl hurled from stadium stands as supporters of rival...

On Restlessness: A Traveler Marinates on the Nature of Home

Michele Bigley | Posted 07.02.2014 | San Francisco
Michele Bigley

This restlessness is a trait that I have always felt proud of, yet now it seems to plague us. We could not settle in San Francisco, a place I love more than any other. Of course much of that was due to the jaw dropping cost of living, but it was more than that.

A Solution to Rid Santa Cruz Beaches of Syringes -- And to Reduce HIV and Overdose Deaths

Tony Newman | Posted 05.03.2014 | San Francisco
Tony Newman

It was sad for me to see that the drug problem in Santa Cruz has reached a point where good people are so upset that they were pushing for backward policies that would not help people struggling with addiction or the Santa Cruz community as a whole.

Introduced Snake Found in Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

The snake found on Santa Cruz has red touching black on its skin -- meaning it's non-poisonous. But officials on the island don't regard it as any sort of friend.