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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Tag Archives: Santa Cruz County
A crop of what will undoubtedly be some of my favorite stories of the entire month all seemed to occur on the very first day of 2013. I can only assume this bodes well for the rest of the year. … Continue reading
I love reading about old cases here in Santa Cruz County. One of the most interesting cases I’ve been reading about lately has to do with a form of psychotherapy invented here in Santa Cruz called neurolinguistic programming. One of … Continue reading
In case the self-proclaimed “homeless hacker” Christopher Doyon had fallen off your radar, never fear. He’s back, sorta, thanks to a profile in the tech geek website Ars Technica. The piece details his adventures from hacking the county’s websites to … Continue reading
While heading to the city this past weekend, I chuckled at the large signs posted on Highway 17 near the Summit touting “Herbs, $125 an ounce” flanked by the green crosses that signify medical marijuana. A co-worker also spotted it … Continue reading
My colleague Christina Gullickson has put together a “bucket list” of the top 10 things to do in Santa Cruz County before you die. Check it out here. I think I’ve done half of them. How about you?
Today I learned that in California, there are civil grand juries that are unlike anything I’m used to. In California counties, the Civil Grand Jury serves to “scrutinize the conduct of public business of County government.” Basically, it’s watchdog group comprised … Continue reading
I’ve still only seen one banana slug in real life, and it was very exciting. It was in November at Big Basin State Park. I am highly amused by the fact that the UC Santa Cruz mascot is the banana … Continue reading
One of the many things I’m enjoying in my first year of living across the country is discovering new fruits and veggies I’m not used to, or at least not used to in such quantities. We can get Meyer lemons … Continue reading
I’ve been following the pretty explosive story about sexual abuse allegations at New York City high school Horace Mann, as a reported earlier this month in the New York Times. The story has been picked up by a number of … Continue reading
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.