Several of us got together during the "Take Back Santa Cruz" positive loitering event after Carl Reimer's murder in 2010. We saw that our neighborhood was at risk of becoming a target area for gang activities. We came up with the name SAGE-SC Neighbors by creating an acronym from the street names comprising the area we are working to organize. We felt the name SAGE-SC was appropriate for the time, sage being a plant that has been used throughout history to cleanse an area of bad or negative energy. It's also a word which represents wisdom. We feel that the name fits in our efforts to achieve a well informed and knowledgeable community, one which works together to deal with the challenges we are all facing.
SAGE-SC Neighborhood Community
(a division of Santa Cruz Neighbors) covers the neighborhood that is bordered by Highway 1, Western Drive, Grandview, Arroyo Seco, Beachview, Escalona, Crespi and Serra Courts.
If you live within the Santa Cruz neighborhood that is within the green line of the map above, you can help us and join our division of the Santa Cruz Neighbors - the SAGE-SC Neighbors group.
Help us strengthen our immediate community by getting involved and getting to know your neighbors. This way, in the event of an emergency or threat, you will know how to contact one another, and how to assist the police.
To register, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your e-mail, first and last name, street address, phone number and preferrred method of communication for updates.
If you are outside of this area, please contact Santa Cruz Neighbors and they will help you get signed up for the affiliated group in your area. If there isn't yet a group started and you'd like to start one, please let them know!
What is a Neighborhood Association?
A neighborhood Association is comprised of a group of residents and business representatives who devote their time and energy to improve and enhance a well-defined geographic area where they and others live. Neighborhood association meetings, like earlier town meetings, provide a place to meet neighbors, exchange ideas, prioritize projects, propose solutions and implement plans for the neighborhood. Most of the neighborhood associations are concerned with issues that affect the quality of life in the community.