Hi, we’re Kara Meyberg Guzman and Stephen Baxter. We’re journalists and we deliver fair and accurate local news.
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“Santa Cruz Local has brought me closer to my community by producing informed coverage about issue that I would otherwise learn about as hearsay. Before, I felt disconnected, skeptical and ignorant about local city and county government issues, processes and opportunities to give input. Now, I feel activated and engaged in an informed conversation, and I’m excited to share with friends and peers.” — Drew Meyer
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.