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letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor | Published March 1, 2024

Let’s work together to make a better world In the Jan. 5, 2024, Banner, I was sad to read Wes Modes of Felton saying, “Let’s...
Strictly Business TEDx Santa Cruz

Strictly Business | Heads Up, Friends—TEDx Santa Cruz is Coming to...

As a beacon of innovation and enlightenment, TEDx Santa Cruz shines brightly on our community’s horizon, inviting us to explore the depths of human...
Finance Joby Aviation

Finance | Employee Stock Options Bring Wealth and Tech to the...

To design the coolest toys in the smallest boxes, local tech firms offer engineers and managers not just quarter-million-dollar salaries, insurance and 401(k)s—but discounts...
Garden flowers

The Mountain Gardener | Early March in the Garden

Almost overnight, although maybe I’m judging by rain storms, spring is upon us. The birds sure know it is and I’m seeing trees in...
Guest Column Viewpoint Letter

Guest Viewpoint | Strengthening Rural Resilience: The Vital Importance of Measure...

Within Santa Cruz County’s forests and mountainous neighborhoods, Measure K stands as a beacon of hope. For these residents—who have become far too familiar...
PTAF

Plain Talk About Food | Attitude Adjustment

“Attitude is the ‘little’ thing that makes a big difference.” —Winston Churchill Each morning, I swing my legs over the side of my bed, slide...
TMG

The Mountain Gardener | How to Use Phenology in the Garden

Always on the lookout for potential problems in my garden, I can use all the help I can get. Solutions are out there. One...
letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor | Published Feb. 16, 2024

Seniors and families struggle as HOA fees skyrocket In the Jan. 26 front-page article about the garage fire (“Hidden Oaks Residents Raise Concerns Over HOA...
Finance

Finance | Landlord Tax

Chairman Mao once paraded landlords before crowds to their deaths and many today would confiscate landlord’s control over property without recompense. When tax clients...
Seniors

Guest Column | Why Have We Forgotten Our First Generation?

As a young child. I lived in Washington State in the ’30s in a boarding house owned by my aged uncle and aunt, where...

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Mock trial

High-stakes drama plays out at Superior Court during mock trial competition

Their client was found guilty of first-degree murder, but they did such a good job of putting up a defense that they’re now headed...