Aric Sleeper, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Aric Sleeper

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Past articles by Aric:

UC Santa Cruz researcher champions AI language generator SpikeGPT

UC Santa Cruz Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Jason Eshraghian and two undergraduate students have devised a more energy efficient way for AI to process language called S… → Read More

Pajaro River floods Monterey County community after levee breaches overnight

Residents who stayed in their homes were abruptly awakened by bright lights and the sound of sirens early Saturday morning after the Pajaro River levee breached around midnight, flooding the North … → Read More

Washout on North Main Street in Soquel leaves residents stranded

A large chunk of North Main Street in Soquel washed out Friday morning where it crosses over Bates Creek leaving about 450 homes north of the waterway stranded. → Read More

Evacuation warnings, orders issued as storm arrives in Santa Cruz County

With a flood watch issued by the National Weather Service for the area until Sunday morning, and heavy rainfall in the coming days and beyond, Santa Cruz officials and residents prepare for disaste… → Read More

Development along San Lorenzo River levee moves forward

The Santa Cruz Planning Commission approved plans for an eight-story, 276-unit development project on the 500 block of Front Street in downtown Santa Cruz along the San Lorenzo River. → Read More

Community celebrates Santa Cruz Little League opening day

Multiple generations of spectators came out in full force to the Santa Cruz Little League’s opening day ceremony Saturday morning at Harvey West Park. → Read More

Pacific Collegiate School teachers union approves tentative agreement

After almost a year of bargaining sessions, the teachers union at Paciffic Collegiate School in Santa Cruz, known as United Pacific Collegiate School and the charter school’s board of directo… → Read More

Santa Cruz acquires first emission-free garbage truck in county

The City of Santa Cruz has purchased the first emission-free garbage truck in Santa Cruz County for about $600,000 with grant funding from Monterey Bay Air Resources District and the Volkswagen Mit… → Read More

Flood advisory in effect until 4 p.m. for Santa Cruz County

The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for Santa Cruz, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and some portions of San Benito and Monterey Counties until 4 p.m. → Read More

Amateur chefs compete at the 42nd chowder cook-off

Around 50 teams of amateur clam chowder chefs competed at the 42nd annual Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Saturday. → Read More

Highway 17 reopens after winter storm blasts region

About 10 to 12 inches of snowfall, downed trees and power lines led to highway and road closures in the Santa Cruz Mountains early Friday morning. → Read More

Santa Cruz County conducts point-in-time homeless count

Santa Cruz County, along with Applied Survey Research and about 30 volunteers, conducted the 2023 point-in-time count of people experiencing homelessness Thursday morning, which is vital for fundin… → Read More

Santa Cruz seeks input for San Lorenzo Park redesign project

The city of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation department is holding a community meeting to gain input about the San Lorenzo Park redesign project from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hotel Paradox. → Read More

Live Oak School District board will vote to evict Meals on Wheels

The Live Oak School District’s Board of Trustees will take a vote at its meeting Wednesday evening about whether it will follow through with the planned June 30 eviction of Meals on Wheels fo… → Read More

Hundreds clean up Seacliff Beach and say farewell to pier

About 400 volunteers came out to clean up Seacliff State Beach and say goodbye to the pier, which will be demolished next week. → Read More

Hundreds clean up Seacliff Beach and say farewell to pier

About 400 volunteers came out to clean up Seacliff State Beach and say goodbye to the pier, which will be demolished next week. → Read More

Community comes out for discussion about racism and surf culture

Community members packed inside the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History’s garden room for “Troubled Waters,” a presentation and community discussion about diversity and racism … → Read More

UC Santa Cruz to begin construction on new documentary studio

UC Santa Cruz will soon begin construction on a new social documentary production facility for graduate students in the Department of Film and Digital Media’s SocDoc MFA and Ph.D. programs. → Read More

Santa Cruz: Homeless Garden Project to hold annual Day of Service

Postponed due to the devastating winter storms, the Homeless Garden Project’s annual Day of Service will be held at the farm on Shaffer Road Monday. → Read More

Santa Cruz man dies in Bonny Doon solo car crash

A 37-year-old male resident of Santa Cruz was traveling south on Bonny Doon Road when he hit a utility pole and crashed down an embankment leading to his death Thursday morning. → Read More