Our members are part of a growing local community that’s watching and engaged in our public institutions. Your support helps make our local independent journalism available to everyone in Santa Cruz County.


$9 a month


$ 99 a year

What you get:

  • Our gratitude!
  • A place on our member’s wall
  • Access to podcast transcripts
  • Access to additional reporting
  • Discount on Santa Cruz Local events
  • A Santa Cruz Local sticker
  • A special shoutout in our newsletter and podcast if you join in December

Cancel anytime, but we can’t issue refunds.

Frequently asked questions

Who are we?

Santa Cruz Local is a non-partisan, independent online local news website and podcast serving Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to produce fair and accurate local journalism that holds power to account. For information about our background, our vision and our founding principles, visit our About Us.

How does my membership support Santa Cruz Local?

A Santa Cruz Local membership recurs automatically monthly or annually. It allows us a source of predictable revenue. Your membership allows us to plan ahead and devote more time and resources to fact-driven reporting that informs our local civic conversation.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

No. Santa Cruz Local is a private company owned by Kara Meyberg Guzman and Stephen Baxter.

Can I send you my contribution by mail?

Yes. Please fill out this membership form and send it to:

Santa Cruz Local
877 Cedar St., Suite 150
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Can my business or non-profit sponsor Santa Cruz Local?

Yes. Read about Sponsorship.

To learn more, contact:

Kara Meyberg Guzman, CEO
[email protected]
M: 831-291-3456.

Have another question?

Email our CEO Kara Meyberg Guzman at [email protected].

Learn more about Santa Cruz Local on our FAQ and our About Us pages.