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Santa Cruz Strikes on Inauguration Day

Jan 20, 2017
Erika Mahoney

President Trump’s Inauguration sent protesters into the streets in Santa Cruz.   

Throughout the Monterey Bay Area, the Inauguration of Donald Trump has become a call to action. This Saturday there will be Women’s Marches in Santa Cruz and on the campus of CSUMB to coincide with the National Women’s March.  On Inauguration Day, rallies will be held in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Salinas.   Here's a list.

For many in the Monterey Bay Area, Friday's Inauguration of President-Elect Trump has become a call to action.  Rallies, marches and community organizing events will be held throughout region.  All will take place rain or shine. 

courtesy: Sempervirens Fund

The Cotoni-Coast Dairies property north of Santa Cruz has earned National Monument status. 

City of Santa Cruz

Stormy weather continues to cause problems across the Monterey Bay, including a drinking water shortage in Santa Cruz. It has now been 24 hours since the city asked residents and businesses to cut back on water use after the storm damaged critical water infrastructure.

Erika Mahoney

After two days of heavy rain and strong winds, another round of stormy weather is on its way to the Monterey Bay area. That could mean more rockslides, downed trees and power lines and flooding. We visited went to Santa Cruz County where homeowners are cleaning up, and getting ready for round two.

The future of 5,800 acres north of Santa Cruz now rests with President Obama and his final days in office. At issue is a proposed national monument that has divided a Central Coast community. Supporters feel highly optimistic Obama will create the monument, but opponents worry if that happens, the incoming Congress will do nothing to support it.  

courtesy: Mark Cisneros

Last week we introduced you to the varsity soccer coach from Alisal High School.  It’s located in one of Salinas' toughest neighborhoods.  Coach Mark Cisneros was trying to raise money to take his team to Los Angeles to play some of the best high school soccer teams in the nation.  And the community, including many KAZU listeners, responded in a big way to his online Go Fund Me campaign

courtesy: Mark Cisneros

With gangs, poverty and overcrowding, Salinas’ Alisal neighborhood can be a tough place to grow up.  For some kids, their refuge is sports. 

Santa Cruz's Doug Abrams Crafts The Book of Joy

Dec 9, 2016
courtesy: Doug Abrams

The Dalai Lama and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have been friends for more than two decades, recently collaborated on The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World.  It’s a book they wrote with the help of Santa Cruz native Doug Abrams.

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