Santa Cruz County supervisorial districts Local News Opinion 

Commentary: Redistricting Process was Undermined

Read Jim Mosher’s response to a recent Santa Cruz Sentinel editorial board commentary that supported Scotts Valley Mayor Derek Timm’s, Supervisor Zach Friend’s, and Supervisor Manu Koenig’s last-minute proposal to shift a section of Scotts Valley into the 5th District. They succeeded and the ensuing press coverage has been decidedly enamored with the move. Here’s a perspective from a Redistricting… Read More
PG&E unpermitted tree cutting in the CZU Burn zone Opinion 

Unpermitted Tree Cutting in the CZU Burn Zone: How Many Laws Might PG&E Have Broken?

By Chris Finnie Dennis Hall, Assistant Deputy Director of Forestry Practices with CAL FIRE, explains that, after fires, “The major utility companies in the state rapidly deploy large crews to restore power in areas affected by fire. Restoring power often requires the removal of trees to facilitate the operations and to remove safety concerns (e.g., from damaged trees falling on… Read More