Rail-trail permits approved in Santa Cruz, part of Live Oak
‘Ultimate’ path expected next to train tracks
Branciforte library set to reopen in late spring
Plus: Live Oak annex to finish in summer, Aptos library in fall
Downtown Santa Cruz library project approved by city council
Plus: Bike lane to be added to Laurel Street, some parking removed
Shared e-bike system to return to Santa Cruz County
Docked bikes expected in Santa Cruz in summer
Soquel Drive bike lane project expected in summer
Improved traffic flow, safety on tap
Santa Cruz police respond to call for timely investigations
Plus, sidewalk vending rules updated
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Santa Cruz council member scolded for misconduct
Recalls inch closer, election results remain unofficial
Elections tally update shows little change
Santa Cruz council recalls still appear to pass, unofficial results show
Santa Cruz city and county election: Two council members recalled
Renee Golder, Katherine Beiers lead among replacements
Vote March 3: Who’s funding the local campaigns?
We list notable donors and fundraising totals thus far.
Enforcement lowered for hallucinogens in Santa Cruz
Also, city council wants input on housing density
Santa Cruz to weigh compromises in downtown library plan
Report: Remodel at best would produce 'low-medium quality facility' lacking amenities
Santa Cruz councilmember faces misconduct complaint
Investigator: Facebook post by Drew Glover violated city policy