Category Archives: History

Easter: Like a rolling stone

Been down. Been raised up. Been in exile. And brought out of Egypt. Been a victim. Took responsibility. Been self-reliant. Well, that didn’t work … Lost it all. Gained everything. Been with family when they died. Was there with my … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz grapples with crime, drugs and … homeless services

No issue has so divided the greater Santa Cruz community as providing day-use services at the Homeless Services Center. This issue has continued to heat up for a variety of reasons: The public’s perception that transients continue to be a … Continue reading

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First Latin American pope changes history

Pope Francis I has already made history — and that’s saying a lot about the most historic institution in the world. Considering the challenges he faces, however, that may be the easy part for the new pope, the former Cardinal … Continue reading

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End of watch: Death is not the end for officers Butler and Baker

  Within all the love and support, all the tributes and eulogies for fallen officers Elizabeth Butler and Butch Baker at their memorial service Thursday at HP Pavilion in San Jose, it was the human story that struck more deeply … Continue reading

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Cop killer: Just this side of prison

Hawaii. San Diego. Oregon. Berkeley. Santa Cruz. It’s not as if Jeremy Goulet did not leave a trail before his deadly encounter with Santa Cruz police Tuesday afternoon. Court martialed and and discharged from the military due to two rape … Continue reading

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Death of police officers: Getting honest about Santa Cruz’s story

As the shock of Tuesday’s tragic violence settles into grief, many people are writing to the Sentinel, or posting online, messages that go something like this:: Our town has been overrun by criminals, because we’ve tolerated aberrant behaviors. This so-called … Continue reading

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Dark day afternoon

It’s about 10:20 p.m. in the Sentinel newsroom, in a tragic day where events spun into a horror still difficult to fathom. Two police officers were gunned down in the line of duty. It is the first time any Santa … Continue reading

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How old is the Roman Catholic Church?

In light of the abdication of Pope Benedict XV1, here is the list of all the popes, as posted in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican. St. Peter (32-67) St. Linus (67-76) St. Anacletus (Cletus) (76-88) St. Clement I (88-97) St. Evaristus … Continue reading

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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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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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