Near the end of 2019, we published an op-ed from Supervisor Bruce Bracker telling us how great things are around here (“Santa Cruz County is poised for tremendous growth,” Dec. 6). For some special interest groups, that may very well be the case.

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Irrefutably, Santa Cruz County’s greatest strength is its people. Thirteen years ago, I entered the Santa Cruz County Courthouse without the slightest idea of how impactful this comm…

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Think of the holiday season. For most people, happy memories come to mind and being surrounded by loved ones. For children in the foster care system, it can be a harsh reminder of wh…

Emily was about 5 years old when I first became acquainted with her and her parents. She was a shy, naïve little gal and cute as a bug. Both of her parents worked, so Emily spent her…

Friday, December 13, 2019

Many of you have seen the failing grade the state has given Montessori de Santa Cruz, the small public charter school in Tubac (“Grades run the gamut on school report cards,” NI, Nov…

Friday, December 06, 2019