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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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
It’s ten days before Christmas and I am beyond far behind on preparations. I never got a tree, much as I wanted to this year. I only managed to light the menorah for five of the past eight nights because … 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
This is the flier Santa Cruz library staff may now pass out to patrons. Yes. Really. See my colleague J.M. Brown’s story here.
I just got back from an amazing conference, this year held at a resort outside Albuquerque. While the desert has its beauty, I am very thrilled to be back to Santa Cruz weather and the lovely ocean breeze. All that dry … Continue reading
This weekend, I finally felt my first California earthquake. Saturday, around midnight, we heard our glasses shaking in the cupboards and felt a rumbling of the floor. Sure enough, it was a small quake. It’s silly, but I felt a … 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?
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation makes available transcripts of parole suitability hearings a month after the hearing is held. They can often be very interesting to read through, providing insight as to what leads parole board commissioners to … Continue reading