Kara Meyberg Guzman, Santa Cruz Sentinel

Kara Meyberg Guzman

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kara:

Sentinel Archives, Oct. 5, 1932

Oct. 5, 1932 “Police Dog’s Warnings Saves Store Building” J.W. Landis of Landis grocery store at 400 Pacific Ave was saved from destruction by a barking dog. “All during the evening his police dog, in the yard back of the store, kept barking and finally he looked to see the building blazing through the roof,” according to the Sentinel. The store was unoccupied and the fire was quickly controlled. → Read More

Kara Meyberg Guzman, Editor’s Notebook: My last day at the Sentinel

I am sad to report that I am resigning from my role as managing editor of the Sentinel, effective Thursday night. The company is recruiting for my replacement, and we expect the role to be filled w… → Read More

Power outage in Aptos causes Cabrillo to cancel classes

APTOS >> Cabrillo College’s Aptos campus is closed on Friday and classes are canceled due to a power outage.The college’s Watsonville campus is open as usual.Approximately 3,500 PG&E customers in Aptos lost power → Read More

Man evades deputies on Santa Cruz’s Westside

SANTA CRUZ >> A man suspected of robbing a home and stealing a Mercedes Benz is still on the lam, after evading deputies twice this week on Santa Cruz’s Westside.Wanted for a home burglary in Live Oak in June, Sean Oliver was found → Read More

Power outage in Santa Cruz affects more than 5,000 people

LIVE OAK >> More than 5,000 people in Live Oak, Capitola, Soquel and Santa Cruz are without electricity Friday afternoon, according to the PG&E website.Power went out at around 12:50 p.m. and i → Read More

Kara Meyberg Guzman, Editor’s Notebook: Changes coming to Sentinel

Starting Monday, you’re going to notice some changes in your Sentinel, because we are moving to an earlier deadline.The change comes as a result of our switching to a new press, located off-site in Chico.To allow us to reach your → Read More

Boulder Creek Elementary, Quail Hollow campus placed on brief lockdown

BOULDER CREEK >> Boulder Creek Elementary and the San Lorenzo Valley school district’s Quail Hollow campus were placed on lockdown Tuesday while deputies investigated a school threat.The threat was against the Silicon Valley YMCA, → Read More

Woman arrested after chase in Santa Cruz Mountains

SANTA CRUZ >> A woman who led deputies on a pursuit around the Santa Cruz Mountains on Monday has been arrested.Samantha Vetter, 32, allegedly was in progress o → Read More

Officers successfully negotiate with person in distress on Highway 1 overpass in Soquel

SOQUEL >> All lanes of Highway 1 were closed about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday between Bay Avenue/Porter Street and Park Avenue as officers attempted to help a person in mental crisis on a highway overpass.A truck with a ladder was brought to ne → Read More

Santa Cruz man shoots self after beating a woman and holding her against her will, police say

SCOTTS VALLEY >> A man, who reportedly beat a woman and held her against her will, shot himself early Saturday morning and was airlifted to a Bay Area medical center before being arrested by police.Ryan Schell, 29, of Santa Cruz, was char → Read More

Three Sentinel journalists recognized by CNPA

SONOMA >> Three Sentinel journalists were recognized by the California Newspaper Publishers Association on Saturday at an annual luncheon and awards show.Sports Editor Julie Jag won first place for a sports feature story, for her piece on → Read More

Moss Landing man arrested in Watsonville shooting

MOSS LANDING >> Following a struggle with officers, a man was arrested Thursday morning near his Moss Landing home in connection with a Watsonville shooting in January.At around 7:50 a.m. Thursday, Luis Munroy Perez was taken into custody → Read More

Morrissey Boulevard masked bank robber ID’d

SANTA CRUZ >> Police say they have identified the masked robber who held US Bank employees at gunpoint and demanded cash Jan. 10 at 110 Morrissey Blvd.Randall Young, 48, a former resident of Santa Cruz County with a most recent address in → Read More

Kara Meyberg Guzman, Editor’s Notebook: The Sentinel’s new editorial board

As election season is officially underway, I am proud to announce the Sentinel’s new editorial board.Along with Sentinel Opinion Editor Don Miller and Features Editor Anthony L. Solis, our board will consist of five community members: → Read More

Live Oak’s Privates Beach gate in limbo after Coastal Commission vote

PORT HUENEME >> The controversial gate and fee structure at Live Oak’s Privates Beach is now in limbo after the Coastal Commission voted Thursday to take over a local permit and reconsider it.At a hearing held at the Oxnard Harbor → Read More

Scotts Valley tech bus rider count increasing

SCOTTS VALLEY >> Silicon Valley tech workers who park in the Cavallaro Transit Center to board their company buses take valuable spaces from Santa Cruz Metro riders — and now, Metro is considering pursuing citations and towing for these p → Read More

Editor’s Notebook: Join the Sentinel’s editorial board

Editorials — the pieces that appear on our opinion page, written by Sentinel staff — are the voice of the newspaper, and we’re recruiting for our volunteer editorial board which determines the Sentinel’s position for those → Read More

A rich tapestry of resistance: MLK Convocation speaker calls for inclusion of women in discussions of racism

SANTA CRUZ >> Jenaye Brelland, 16, was one of the hundreds in the audience for the annual UC Santa Cruz Martin Luther King Jr. convocation to hear visiting law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw speak on the intersection of racism and sexism. → Read More

Editor’s notebook: The return of the Monday opinion page

Your Sentinel Monday opinion page is back.After we cut that page in November, many readers — some angry and disappointed, others wondering why — wrote in, asking for it to be restored. Several readers wrote that the opinion page i → Read More

Santa Cruz County’s flu numbers ease a bit, but we’re not done yet

SANTA CRUZ >> The flu outbreak that’s gripping the nation seems to be easing a bit in Santa Cruz County, but we’re not out of the woods yet, warn local health officials. One of the statistics the county public health department uses to tracks the flu outbreak is the percentage of people arriving at local Palo Alto Medical Foundation clinics with fever, sore throat and cough. That figure,… → Read More