Melissa Murphy, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Melissa Murphy

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Vacaville, CA, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

Bye y’all | Sentinel managing editor heads to Texas for new job

I’m returning to my roots, my home from 2-18 years old, San Antonio, Texas. The door opened wide for a fantastic job opportunity with the San Antonio Express-News, a Hearst-owned newspaper, a… → Read More

Photo | Scotts Valley celebrates Fourth of July a day early

The early Fourth of July celebration continued at the park with games and live music. → Read More

Election | Santa Cruz’s Gail Pellerin leads state Assembly District 28 race

Unofficial districtwide election results from the California Secretary of State office shows that Gail Pellerin, a Democrat running for newly drawn Assembly District 28, is hanging onto the lead ah… → Read More

Election | Measure E takes early lead for approval in Santa Cruz

Early results for Measure E and Measure F. → Read More

Election | In Santa Cruz County, TOT tax, cup tax on way to voter approval

Early results for Measure B an Measure C. → Read More

Santa Cruz Warriors coaching associate’s credentials speak for themselves

Bollmann, 28, is finishing up her first year with the Santa Cruz Warriors as coaching associate/basketball operations coordinator, one of two women on the coaching staff this season and the first f… → Read More

Births | Dominican, Jan. 1-31 and Sutter, Jan. 1-31, 2021

DOMINICAN HOSPITAL Emmert: Jan. 2, 12:18 p.m., to Allison Marie Emmert and Nicholas Todd Emmert , Felton, a 7-pound 5-ounce, girl, Lucille Rain Martinez: Jan. 3, 7:35 p.m., to Eva Soledad Macias an… → Read More

Justin White, Landscaping Lessons

Rake through these perks and see how much mulch can aid your property in both design and functionality. → Read More

Children’s book ‘The Runt’ sends message of overcoming adversity

“The Runt,” written by Andre Mattson and illustrated by Kim Tran and released last summer, shares the life of Pawly, a small awkward wolf cub with large paws trying out to be a part of … → Read More

The Grovers’ ‘high spirits

The three Grover brothers were lumbermen from West Bethel, Maine, each going by his middle name. The call of the Gold Rush was heeded first by E. Whitney Grover (b. 1828) arrived in California Nov.… → Read More

Tom Karwin, On Gardening | Plants of Chile with spring blooms

The flora of Chile includes fewer species than do other parts of South America, but there are many attractive varieties and a high percentage of plants that are native (endemic) to that county. → Read More

Thankfulness abounds once again in Santa Cruz parking lot

The community Thanksgiving dinner once again shifted due to COVID-19 restrictions and was held outside, a few blocks away from the Veterans Hall where the warm holiday meal is typically served. → Read More

Melissa Murphy | Thankful for community’s support of Sentinel

Each morning I sign off on the Sentinel’s daily newsletter with “Thank you for supporting local journalism.” It might seem repetitive at this point, but this time of year, it’s more than appropriat… → Read More

Cartoonist’s Take

Visit the post for more. → Read More

Focal Point | Annual Barbecue

Citizens from San Francisco with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and organizers of the Panama-Pacific Exposition were present at the grand annual barbecue of the Brotherhood of Railroa… → Read More

Justin White, Landscaping Lessons

As drought concerns increase across the state, your local water district is doing all they can to help community members conserve water throughout their home and within their landscaping. If you li… → Read More

Big money and the recall rerun

Let’s first look at the origins of the recall provision. → Read More

Last Santa Cruz mission bell likely stolen

Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman Valentin Lopez said he was notified this morning that the bell at the corner of Soquel and Dakota avenues was already pulled down. → Read More

Quick Bites | California Giant Foundation’s annual skirt steak BBQ is to-go

Food from around Santa Cruz County. → Read More

Richard Rico | Tokyo gold, Kabul tears

IT’S been two weeks since Tokyo Olympiad XXXII ended with a flickering torch, an eruption of fireworks and the smoldering memories of Games played to a mostly empty house. Afghanistan ratched up th… → Read More