We have added three recent columns by Stephen Kessler about
the proposal to bury a new library in a big GARAGE in
Downtown Santa Cruz. You may read them by clicking
Click here for a few photos of new
Rail Trail construction.
May 5:Here is a short Tom Foolery video,
to be taken with your morning coffee. It's best in the
It's a small enough video file (6.1M) to attach to an
email in case you might want to share it. You can grab
it by right-clicking on the video while it's playing.
April 19: To enhance our efforts
to ensure the creation of a beautiful and effective
Downtown Commons in Downtown Santa Cruz, there is a new
website, entitled “Alternatives to a
Downtown Parking Garage”.
Editorial, published in the Sentinel, by several
Downtown business owners who are opposed to a new
garage and in favor of a Downtown Commons.
Alternatives to a Downtown Parking Garage
Thanks to Rick Longinotti, John Hall and Agora
Media Services, a new website has been
created. We urge you to check it out. It's
This new site has lots of good information, including
“Action We Can Take by
“Community benefits of not building a
along with several other useful
Voices from the Village interviews John Hall, Karen Simmons
and Bob Morgan on Youtube—an excellent review of
the issues related to the proposed garage on Lot #4,
the future of our Downtown Library, and the how to create a
beautiful and promising Downtown Commons.
You can watch this good one right
here. It's a half-hour video.
New Rail Trail construction on the Westside of Santa
Here below are some photos of new mini-segments of the
Rail Trail, taken on the afternoon of May 11, 2020.
These are in the stretch between Bay Street and Dufour
Street, although work now is extending west from Dufour
almost to Younglove Avenue and the Mission Street
The first photo is taken from Bay Street looking west.
The second is from Lennox Street east toward Bay Street. The
third is from Palm Street east toward Lennox and Bay Streets,
and the fourth is from Palm Street west toward Dufour.
The trail is on the ocean side of the tracks in this
stretch. Ride your bike down and have a look.