Santa Cruz Local, LLC is a private company co-owned by Kara Meyberg Guzman and Stephen Baxter. 

We believe in a separation between Santa Cruz Local’s news gathering operations and business operations. No donor, member or organizational sponsor of Santa Cruz Local has weighted influence on or early access to any journalism we produce. We disclose when our stories or podcasts reference a sponsor or high-level member.

Kara Meyberg Guzman works full-time at Santa Cruz Local, and does not have other sources of income. Her spouse, Jacob Meyberg Guzman, is an engineer at Poly. Kara will recuse herself from any story that deeply involves Poly.

Kara is a member of Rise Together Santa Cruz County, a coalition of people of color working to advance racial equity in the county. The coalition is an initiative of the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. Any story that involves Rise Together will disclose Kara’s involvement.

Kara is a volunteer board member of the Tiny News Collective, a national nonprofit that helps people start newsrooms that serve their communities.