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Santa Cruz Improv Festival 2013

May 8, 2013
Santa Cruz Improv Festival 2013

The 2013 Santa Cruz Improv Festival kicks off this week, starting with Friday’s performance by cleverly-named local group, the Improverts. The festival will take place over four consecutive weekends in May and June, featuring performances by local and regional improv troupes. Styles run the gamut from short-form “Whose Line Is it Anyway?“-type performances to full-length…

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In light of state prison plans, local forum to focus on Santa Cruz County Jail

May 8, 2013

Late last week, the California Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections filed a court-ordered list of prison-reduction measures, but it wasn’t done without protest. “We respect the court’s authority to order the list of measures, but we submitted it under protest,” said CDCR Secretary Jeff Beard. “The court ordered the population reduced so as to allow…

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Preservation of land near Big Basin will protect endangered seabird

May 3, 2013
Preservation of land near Big Basin will protect endangered seabird

Jason Hoppin of the Santa Cruz Sentinel has a good piece today about efforts to preserve 76 acres in Big Basin State Park and protect an endangered seabird. “Adding to a growing number of Santa Cruz Mountain land acquisitions, the Sempervirens Fund on Thursday announced the preservation of a 76-acre stand of redwoods, a move…

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Hearings on California Homeless Bill of Rights this week

April 22, 2013

The state’s proposed homeless bill of rights is scheduled to go before the legislature’s Judiciary Committee tomorrow for a hearing. Meanwhile, advocates of the bill plan to converge on the capitol this afternoon and tomorrow morning to urge lawmakers to pass the Homeless Persons’ Bill of Rights and Fairness Act, also known as Assembly Bill…

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