Posts By: Jessi

Bye bye, hippies and tofu pie

Grandview founders

The Grandview Street farmhouse is no more. The owner finally got a permit to build condos. We had a reunion and told stories of our co-op days and cried and wished we could torch the place instead of watching it …

Small beginnings

I first put up this journal. I had been working in childcare – at the same job – for fifteen years and was physically exhausted. Pushed by my physical complaints, pulled by the fascination of computers, and supported lovingly by …

How I came to Santa Cruz

I first arrived in beautiful Santa Cruz, California in 1984, intending to get an undergraduate degree at UCSC. I had been more or less miserable up to this time, due to poor health and depression. I wasn’t able to handle …