Community Archive

Rally for Rent Control in Santa Cruz

Measure M would apply to rentals in the City of Santa Cruz. The measure is divided into three main sections: rent control, just cause eviction, and a rent board.

Heather’s Patisserie Turns Off the Oven

After more than thirteen years of providing the finest in Parisian style pastries and cakes, baked fresh on site daily, Heather’s Patisserie is closing up shop.

Last Call at Caffé Pergolesi

“Don’t ask what is happening here — you already know. You can no longer afford to live here. You’ve been priced out and so have all your favorite places.”

Hundreds Rally in Santa Cruz to Support Planned Parenthood

Demonstration outside Planned Parenthood Santa Cruz in support of fundamental rights to affordable healthcare and non-judgmental family planning.

Watsonville Vigil Remembers the Victims of Orlando

SOMOS LGBT vigil in Watsonville remembers "one of the most horrific tragedies committed against the LGBT community at a gay club in Orlando, Florida."

New Leaf Community Markets in Felton Honors Driscoll’s Boycott

New Leaf Community Markets in Felton, California takes a righteous step in support of the farmworkers who grow our food. In addition to pulling Driscoll’s berries from their shelves, the market is displaying a letter with an overview of the boycott.

Beach Flats Gardeners Demand City Council Keep Their Promise

The City of Santa Cruz promised to seek acquisition of the land for a permanent garden, instead they bulldozed 40% of the garden to facilitate Seaside Company's agenda.

In Memory of Louis LaFortune, Compassionate Peace Activist

"Louis was a teacher who was fiercely dedicated to justice. He was always supportive and involved in our community work and campaigns." -Jenn Laskin

UC Santa Cruz Terminates Historic Stevenson Coffee House

"This is one of the cultural and intellectual hubs of the campus, and it's impossible to quantify what the university would be losing by closing this space." - Scott Ferreter of Sacramento

Hundreds March for Beach Flats Community Garden

Gardeners seek a creative solution to preserve twenty five years of cultivating food and culture in the heart of the Santa Cruz Beach Flats.