In the Media

  • Santa Cruz packaging law passed

    Santa Cruz packaging law passed

    New City of Santa Cruz to-go packaging law passed A recent study in the journal Science Advances and subsequent coverage found that 9 billion tons of plastics have been created since 1950. To date, only 9 ...

  • Celebrating a Century

    Celebrating a Century

    Santa Cruz Sentinel, "Name Dropping," May 14, 2017 by Tim Brattan, Grey Bears Executive Director Joe Jurnecka celebrated his 100th birthday April 28 while volunteering on the Grey Bears brown bag line. At 8 a.m., ...

  • More seniors feeling isolated

    More seniors feeling isolated

    Paying for mortgage or rent among top 10 challenges, survey finds. (Santa Cruz Sentinel - Thursday, January 12, 2017) -- by Jondi Gumz Two new concerns cropped up in a survey of more than ...

  • E-Commerce: Convenience and Cardboard

    E-Commerce: Convenience and Cardboard

    (New York Times, February 16, 2016) — Ruchit Garg, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, says that he worries that something isn’t right with his Internet shopping habit. With each new delivery to his doorstep ...

  • Skid in oil prices pulls recycling down

    Skid in oil prices pulls recycling down

    (New York Times, February 12, 2016) — In a cavernous recycling facility crisscrossed with conveyor belts, enormous bales of crumpled plastic bottles are stacked one atop another, waiting to be sold to the ...

  • Grey Bears in the Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Grey Bears in the Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Grey Bears seeking help to rebuild after 2014 fire By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel, December 5, 2015 LIVE OAK>> In the wake of last year’s devastating fire, recovery is on the horizon for Grey Bears. With the help ...

  • Many Older Californians “Unofficially” Poor

    Many Older Californians “Unofficially” Poor

    In Santa Cruz County, 6,700 seniors - 42% of all seniors in the County - do not have enough income to meet their basic needs and are ineligible for help from public assistance ...

  • New France law curbs food waste

    New France law curbs food waste

    Leave it to France to lead the way again in the food world. In an effort to curb food waste, which accounts for roughly one-third of all food produced worldwide, France is making it ...

  • Fix it at Grey Bears

    Fix it at Grey Bears

    Grey Bears fix-it clinic will help you repair what usually gets trashed (San Jose Mercury News - May 22, 2013) A movement -- heroic and subversive -- is emerging in corners of the Bay Area: ...

  • Grey Bears to host 38th Annual Dinner

    (Monterey Bay News & Views, Nov 21 - Dec 5, 2012) -- California Grey Bears are preparing to host their 38th annual Holiday Dinner for an estimated 3,000 seniors in Santa Cruz County on ...

  • Food for Laughs

    Food for Laughs

    Enjoy one of the funniest and most entertaining shows in town and support Grey Bears at the same time. Planet Cruz Comedy Hour touches down at the Rio Theatre on November 17 at ...

  • Seattle’s idea to improve recycling rate: every-other-week trash pickup

    Associated Press, April 11, 2012 - Striving to reduce the trash it sends to landfills, Seattle has banned foam take-out containers and plastic bags, told residents they must recycle cardboard and compost food scraps, and ...

  • Ag Against Hunger reaches new mark

    (March 7, 2012 - from The Californian) - Grey Bears principal produce partner, Ag Against Hunger based in Salinas, received more than 13.9 million pounds of produce in 2011 from growers, processors and shippers ...

  • Helpers needed for holiday dinner

    Santa Cruz Sentinel Coastlines Nov 15, 2011 Grey Bears is seeking donations and volunteers for its 38th annual Holiday Dinner, which will be 11:30am to 1:30pm on Dec. 4 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 ...