Million dollar homes, rents passing $3,500 a month for a two-bedroom apartment, and only minimum wage service jobs available. Santa Cruz is hemorrhaging artists, musicians, our young people and seniors too. Many have exited Surf City because the rent is too damn high and the wages too damn low. On today’s show we hear from the voices of those who’ve been priced out of what all of them once believed was paradise. We go to Chico, Humboldt County, a Portland suburb, and Port Angeles, Washington to hear from former Santa Cruzans about why they left and what their new lives are like.
Talk of the Bay, this Tues., 5-6pm on KSQD.90.7 and KSQD.org