The view from a treehouse above Lot 4

Stephen Kessler.

Article in the SC Sentinel, 7/31/2022

Indulge my imagination for a minute. When I think of the city’s “visionary” plan to cut down the 11 heritage trees on Lot 4 in downtown Santa Cruz in order to erect a block-long multistory mixed-use development, I imagine building a treehouse at the top of the lot’s most magnificent magnolia and surveying the cityscape while typing this essay on my vintage Olivetti manual portable...

Recent Posts

See All

Letter to the SC Sentinel, 8/3/2022 Apparently Don Lane (Guest Commentary, July 30) has so much lipstick smeared on his rose-colored glasses that he has trouble seeing the pig – the proposed eight-sto

Letter to the SC Sentinel, 8/3/2022 When considering whether or not to build the mixed-use facility on lot 4 in the downtown area, it seems like we should first consider each of the three elements sep

Letter to the SC Sentinel, 8/3/2022 ...neither Don Lane or Stephen Kessler is going to change anybody’s mind; you either like lovely old magnolia trees or you don’t. — Jan Harwood, Santa Cruz