Santa Cruz Local is different from other local newsrooms. We respond to what you tell us you need.
By answering your questions and digging into your story ideas, our work becomes more useful to you. We seek people who are most affected by decisions in local government. We strive to reflect the diversity of Santa Cruz County in our journalism.
We look for solutions.
We look for approaches to problems in other cities and counties and dissect them. We unravel how those solutions work, where they fall short and what it would take to bring those models to Santa Cruz County.
We inform residents and get them involved in local government.
We let you know about big upcoming decisions in local government and how to make your voice heard. We love to break down complex issues and make them digestible.
Our information is free.
We strive to serve a broader range of Santa Cruz County residents than other local media outlets. To strengthen our community, local news should be accessible to everyone, not just those who can afford it. Our news is easy to access on your phone, in your email and in your podcasts.
We are supported by you.
Most of our funding comes from locals like you. Santa Cruz Local members keep our local news free for everyone. Santa Cruz Local is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, EIN: 37-2064285. Donations and membership contributions are tax-deductible.