The Weekly Dump 9.30.16

This Weekly Dump brings updates on another downtown murder, SWAT comes to Seabright, where have all the vagrants gone?, Loma fire, pedestrian hit by car on 9 and 1, fireworks on the beach, food trucks at Lighthouse field, Don Lane struggles with math, Jim Hart learns his lesson, who’s endorsing who?, city council election watch, weekly shoutouts, and more!

The Weekly Dump 9.23.16

This week we’ve got another murder, this time in the Seabright area, SCPD polls the public on public safety, New Courtyard Marriott in Beach Flats, Prop 47 and AB109, woman beaten with a bat downtown, drunk and disorderly at BK, free car washes on Water street, dead body found at Gateway shopping center, dubious awards, fashionART this weekend, celebrating fall equinox on the farm, Prop 64, Costanoa Commons farm work day, Democratic Central Committee endorsements for the city council, Downtown Commission forum review, city council election watch, and a few other things!

The Weekly Dump 9.16.16

This week we’ve got lots to talk about. fashionART Santa Cruz is coming to the civic, the P&R Commission meets to discuss the obvious, new signage on the levee, bringing the dog out, downtown train crossing malfunctions, Homeless Garden Project gift store moving, more on the HSC, what is “Santa Cruz for Bernie”, put up or shut up, SCN forum review, lightning round!, Hugh’s News, city council election watch, Jason Aldean loves Santa Cruz, Weekly Shoutouts, and more!

The Weekly Dump 9.9.16

Another crazy week in Santa Cruz! We’re talking about how the local homeless services center is refusing to service the local homeless this winter. We’re also discussing the drive by shootings. Yes, we’ve had 4 just this week (that I know of). We’ve also got updates on the car crashing into Betty Burger, dumpster fires downtown, a cat burglary, a drunk driver runs stop signs on the westside, the downtown port-potty gets torched again, the Leveelies tell the city to take a hike, upcoming street festivals downtown, Robert Singleton rides along with SCPD, city council candidate watch updates, DeCinzotized, The Dumpster Report, weekly shoutouts, and probably a few other things I left out.

The Weekly Dump 9.2.16

Big Dump this week! Lots to discuss including the city manager’s vibrant public safety policy, letters to the city council reveal mounting public safety concerns, westside “peace party”, Tuesday and Wednesday night brawls downtown, bath salt strippers, carjackings, chop shop donut shops, fire on the westside nearly burns neighborhood homes, food trucks are back in the park, reviews of the DWC and PDC city council candidate forums, Keeping Up With Chris Krohn, city council candidate watch updates, DeCinzotized, The Dumpster Report, weekly shoutouts, and a few other crazy items from the past week that just scream “Santa Cruz”

The Weekly Dump 8.26.16

We’ve got lots to cover in this week’s Dump, including this week’s homeless drug turf war murder on the levee, City Hall to You, man drowns in the toilet bowl, Winkle Park standoff, the “best week of the year” to be in Santa Cruz, food trucks in the park, the pipe dream known as “affordable housing”, an update on the Highway 1 RV sweeps by SCSO, guys on acid in traffic, guys getting beaten with boards downtown, pot handouts at the downtown public library, “Keeping up with Chris Krohn”, Hugh’s News!, City Council election watch updates including another endorsement, DeCinzotized, and probably a few more things as well!

The Weekly Dump 8.19.16

This week we’ve got an update on RV sweeps along the North Coast, how taking advantage of the mentally ill homeless is bad form, a stabbing outside Costco, a tweeker locked in the Morrissey Safeway bathroom, a follow-up on the Coastal Commission overreach on the RV appeal, blaming tourists for needles on the beaches, UCSC Camper Park evictions, city council election watch, The Dump endorses it’s 1st city council candidate, free concert with Smash Mouth at the Boardwalk, the “Downtown Seen”, and more!

The Weekly Dump 8.12.16

In this Weekly Dump, we’ve got needles poking junior guard instructors, a shooting on Ocean street, the city loses to dirty bathrobe guy, review of the 1st city council candidate forum, a stabbing on the river levee, a drunk falls off the lost boys bridge, a porta-potty gets stolen, Free Foghat show, New microbrewery coming to the westside, Hugh’s News, election watch, Decinzotized, weekly shout outs, local food porn, and maybe a few other things.

The Weekly Dump 8.5.16

In this Weekly Dump, we cover an update on the Soberness fire, frustration with the status quo, the nasty riverwalk, West Cliff water rescues, One and Done Micah, Church Street Fair, Camouflage sold, Y&T, Coastal Commission appeal, “ernie and bert”, Where’s the public safety candidate?, City Council watch, DeCinzotized, Local food porn, weekly shoutouts, is that enough?

The Weekly Dump 7.29.16

New Weekly Dump! This weeks topics include Downtown Rangers program, local wildfire dangers, downtown OD, bicyclist mowed down, City Council watch, new Starbucks coming to Ocean, new restaurant coming to Pacific, Taylor Dayne, DeCinzotized, weekly shoutouts, local food porn, and more!

The Weekly Dump 7.22.16

Big Weekly Dump! Topics include earthquakes, wharf to wharf, downtown shooting, transient fire in Wilder Ranch, Steve Clark, West Nile virus at Neary Lagoon, Toad, Maddy remembered, weekly shoutouts, community love for SCPD, and an updated city council election watch. You know where to get the local dirt each week. Share it with your friends!

The Weekly Dump 7.15.16

A 29-year-old Santa Cruz transient man was arrested Wednesday night after he broke into Central Home Supply on River Street, initiated a standoff with police, then set the building on fire, police said. Police believe the man targeted the landscaping and construction materials business because of ongoing problems with illegal camping in a wooded area between the business and Highway 1.

The Weekly Dump 7.8.16

This week’s Dump covers homelessness parallels in Santa Cruz, Lighthouse field, “Privates” beach access, listening to SCPD in real time, Seabreeze Tavern changes, the Family Stone, weekly shoutouts, Decinzotized, and the city council race review!

The Weekly Dump 7.1.16

In large part because the city of Santa Cruz refuses to have an official, city-sanctioned fireworks display for the 4th of July, Santa Cruz will look and sound like a war zone as thousands of people descend into Santa Cruz to shoot off their illegal fireworks. The city has tried to prevent this seemingly every year, and every year the problem not only seems to get worse, it starts a week before the actual holiday.

The Weekly Dump 6.24.16

Topics include a discussion of what’s next for the Cotoni-Coast Dairy Property, street improvements come to Santa Cruz, Woodies on the Wharf, Pleasure Point street fair, Tannery weekly art markets, Freedom Sleepers, Free BOC at the Boardwalk, Weekly shoutouts!, and an update on the city council race candidates.

The Weekly Dump 6.17.16

Members of the Santa Cruz community, including the mayor and city council members, turned out to show support for the victims of the recent Orlando shootings. Dozens of people congregated at the clock tower downtown, showing their support for the LGBT communities. For what it’s worth, some of them sang songs and carried signs that mostly said hooray for our side.

The Weekly Dump 6.10.16

The last place you want to be this weekend is sitting in a car trying to get somewhere in Santa Cruz. It’s going to be a parking lot. Bring snacks and lots of patience. Here’s a schedule of graduation ceremonies taking place in and around Santa Cruz this weekend:

The Weekly Dump 6.3.16

Nothing brings out every local progressive like a free Bernie Sanders rally! Doesn’t anyone work in this town? Apparently not the thousands of people that lined up for at least a mile on a Tuesday morning. Sanders made a quick stop at Kaiser Permanente Arena in downtown Santa Cruz on May 31st, and the line to get in went all the way into the Beach Flats neighborhood. They love their Bernie in Santa Cruz!

The Weekly Dump 5.27.16

It’s the week after Memorial Day weekend so I guess summer has officially begun. Let’s get this party started! Gridlock is expected pretty much everywhere. Roads to definitely avoid: Ocean, Mission, River, Front, Center, Pacific. These roads will lead you to nowhere and have you wishing you never left home.