Who am I?I cover crime, courts and the Live Oak School District for the Santa Cruz Sentinel. I'm originally from New York state's capital, Albany, but was most recently living in Chicago. I'm excited to be in Santa Cruz, adjusting to life on the left coast. It's a whole lot different than what I'm used to.
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Monthly Archives: April 2012
The Sentinel staff is holding a tomato-growing competition, which to me seems “so Northern California.” And because I’m an intrepid local reporter, I’m documenting that competition here.
If you haven’t heard, it’s April 20th, better known as 420. For those in the dark, it’s unofficially known as national pot-smoking day. Contrary to popular opinion, 420 is not the penal code for marijuana. Actually, Penal Code 420 refers … Continue reading
One of our community media lab bloggers has a fun little post today in which the writer has taken crime bits from small-town newspapers and turned them into haiku. Check out Tales from the Coast here. Apparently the police blotter … Continue reading
One of the things about Santa Cruz County that I love most is the foliage, the trees, the the flowers and all of the other wonderful plants that grow here. I’m constantly admiring how pretty even the simplest yards planted … Continue reading
Growing up on the east coast, redwoods carried a certain mystique, representing the exoticism of the west coast in contrast to the Puritan roots of New England and surrounding areas. The idea of a tree so wide you could drive … Continue reading
Throughout my career as a journalist, I’ve come across some pretty unusual names. The one I spotted today in the Santa Cruz Police Department’s arrest logs, however, might take the case. The name is….wait for it….. Teddy Bear Paradise. Yes, … Continue reading