While Santa Cruz’s waves attract the world’s best surfers, when it comes to homegrown surfers the city has had only two reach the World Championship Tour. That's the most elite level of the sport. But there is an up-and-comer on the horizon.
Santa Cruz’s search for a supplemental water supply goes back decades. The city has long needed something, other than groundwater it relies on, to carry it through times of drought or other cutbacks. The decision to build a small desalination plant was made years ago, but now some residents say they want the final say in that plan.