Hi, we’re Kara Meyberg Guzman and Stephen Baxter. We’re journalists and the coauthors of the Santa Cruz Local newsletter. We dive into housing, homelessness and what our local government is doing about it. We produce fair and accurate local journalism that’s free for everyone.

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