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6:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Stretching Silicon Valley to the Beach

Members of the Santa Cruz co-working space, Nextspace, popular with local techies.
Credit Rowan Moore Gerety

Every morning, more than 20,000 people leave Santa Cruz county and commute to work in Silicon Valley. Even with a large research university and seaside real estate, it’s hard for Santa Cruz to compete with the Valley’s pull on engineers and entrepreneurs. But with a $700 billion industry headquartered over the hill, there’s a lot to be gained from local efforts to stretch Silicon Valley to the beach.

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Local
6:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

In Santa Cruz, Pushing the Vatican to Accept Women as Priests

Christine Fahrenbach puts on her priest’s stole for the first time.
Credit Rowan Moore Gerety

On a cloudy Saturday afternoon in Aptos, the church choirmaster leads a quartet singing the 23rd Psalm. Today, the Episcopal Church of St. John is packed with Catholics. They’re here to support the ordination of a Santa Cruz woman named Christine Fahrenbach. In an anteroom near the altar, she’s busy putting on an alb, traditional garb for Catholic priests.         

 

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