Unsung Santa Cruz: Restaurant workers share stories from the back-of-house and thrive in a difficult industryQuick Take
Post-pandemic, the restaurant industry is more challenging than ever, but within it are stories of hardworking employees...
Unsung Santa Cruz: Climate activist Pauline Seales bridges generational divides on environmental issuesQuick Take
A retired teacher, Pauline Seales has worked behind the scenes on some of the county’s most high-profile environmental...
Unsung Santa Cruz: Beyond trans and reproductive health care, Jen Hastings works to foster understandingQuick Take
Having worked for years in transgender health care and advocacy, reproductive health care and opioid awareness, Jen...
Unsung Santa Cruz: From her home, she organizes a food distribution program for fellow migrant farmworkersQuick Take
Ernestina Solorio gives her home and her time to ensure farmworker families receive essential items they urgently need.
Unsung Santa Cruz: Tonje Switzer’s ‘condoned activism’ helps others through long-term CZU recoveryQuick Take
Bonny Doon resident Tonje Switzer has turned the experience of her home burning down in the CZU fire into a way to help...
Unsung Santa Cruz: Cissi Van Wickler and Judy Locke help differently abled youth reach independenceQuick Take
After working in local schools for years, Cissi Van Wickler and Judy Locke grew tired of seeing differently-abled...
Unsung Santa Cruz: Andy Carman matches restless locals with volunteer opportunities in defense of the planetQuick Take
Where the enormity of the challenges facing the planet drags some into defeatism, it had the opposite effect on Andy...
Unsung Santa Cruz: Her classroom and sex education curriculum help students feel safe and includedQuick Take
As an English and health teacher at Delta Charter High School, Jamie Cutter has her hands full. Students and other...
Unsung Santa Cruz: As the navigator in chief, he’s helping steer county’s most vulnerable into housingQuick Take
John Dietz is not your average 85-year-old riding out his golden years. He and his team at the downtown Santa Cruz...