Category Archives: Economy

Panetta: Good and faithful public servant

The Jan. 23, Sentinel Editorial: If this is the last public service job Leon Panetta decides to hold, then he deserves the thanks of the entire country. For Monterey native Panetta, who represented Santa Cruz County in Congress for six … Continue reading

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DIY: My adventures in handyman-ination

  I have found a way to make myself useful, for once. And like pretty much everything else these days, it replaces flesh and blood with a digital solution. Kind of. As probably everyone under the age of 35 knows, … Continue reading

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Open and shut: the death of Aaron Swartz

The suicide of digital open-access activist Aaron Swartz was a tragedy for his family and his friends. Swartz, who was 26 when he hung himself Friday, spent much of his short life deeply immersed in the online world. He had … Continue reading

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And the winner on iPhone apps? Google Maps

It’s back. Yup. Google Maps is back as an iPhone app, and it’s much better. Much better than the previous Google mapping app for iPhone — and way better than Apple’s much reviled Maps app that seems to have brought … Continue reading

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Season of giving

If you’re reading this, most likely the world has not ended.At least not yet. Which means — interpretations of the Mayan calendar notwithstanding, the 12 Days of Christmas are still in play! (OK, there’s 13 days remaining, but it’s really … Continue reading

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Keep the pressure on Santa Cruz drug trade

Take Back Santa Cruz members and community supporters march along rail tracks, picking up trash and drug paraphernalia along the way, to Santa Cruz City Council meeting Tuesday/Dan Coyro, Sentinel photo Why are people continuing to complain about feeling unsafe, … Continue reading

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Election 2012: Day before tomorrow

Time for some day after, day before the rest of it starts, review of Tuesday’s election. To start, here’s Thursday’s Sentinel Editorial: Santa Cruz County voters, and California voters, demonstrated in Tuesday’s election they are willing to raise taxes, even … Continue reading

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Obama gets another shot

The Santa Cruz Sentinel Editorial for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 Maybe not a mandate, but an impressive win nonetheless. President Barack Obama and his team did what they had to do to win a second term, winning in most of … Continue reading

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The running man: Election night — Obama’s big win, state and local races

This blog will be updated throughout the night, especially as results on state ballot measures and local races come in. 6 p.m. Hmmm. Just as close as expected. What trends can be seen in presidential race? Romney seems to be … Continue reading

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Election Day and the Sentinel

If you  wake up Wednesday morning expecting to read a print newspaper delivering election results,  you’ll probably be disappointed, at least in terms of local and state races. While it’s been true  for at least one presidential cycle that the … Continue reading

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