On a wooden fence surrounding a Live Oak neighborhood, residents tacked up hand-written posters: “Move the Target sign. It’s too bright!” and “You have neighbors!” Seventy residents signed an online petition calling for Target to turn off or dim its large bulls-eye sign, which faces a residential area.
Articles by Georgia Perry
In addition to carrying on the noble legacy of the Dewey Decimal System, librarians are also the de facto stewards of everyone who uses the public library, whatever their purposes. The Santa Cruz Library Board periodically reviews its code of conduct to take into account whatever new issues are arising, whether they be hordes of boisterous teenagers swarming the Scotts Valley branch when schools let out, or local homeless sleeping for hours in the aisles of the downtown branch.
Santa Cruz Weekly presents our look at Santa Cruz’s year of the strange, cool and just plain ridiculous.
The SCFF is getting a makeover, with the announcement of new festival director Jeff Ross, and some other big moves—most notably, the move from May to November of next year.
Jazzercise, Inc. is one of the most successful fitness corporations of all time. With $97 million in revenue for 2011, the Carlsbad-based company was ranked No. 1 on the 2012 San Diego Business Journal’s Women-Owned Business List and 27 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual list of the top franchises.
Despite being shut down over two years ago, the loose threads of Peace Camp 2010 are still dangling in the county court system. After Dec. 6’s sentencing for Linda Lemaster, who received a misdemeanor for illegal lodging at Peace Camp and faces community service plus probation, the longtime homeless advocate and her attorneys have their sights set on an appeal they hope will take them all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Last month, public users of the Santa Cruz Harbor noticed signs posted around the harbor, informing them that a new launch fee of $10 per vehicle would be enforced. Harbor users aren’t too happy about it.
Due to high rates of reported human fatalities from pit bull bites in the last few decades, numerous cities and counties across the country have passed restrictions on the breed. Pit bulls’ bad rap has also caused an influx of the breed in shelters nationwide.
With a difference of just 26 votes separating them on election night, the vice-tight race between Eric Hammer and Bruce McPherson for Fifth District Supervisor is still ongoing, with election results still being counted. “We’re plugging away here every day and on track to certify by Dec. 4,” said County Clerk Gail Pellerin.
O’Connell and a group of about a half dozen fellow UCSC students have been coming up to the woods since October to paint four water tanks based on her designs, which have to do with conserving the forest around campus and promoting sustainable growth, especially when it comes to water.