Santa Cruz refers most commonly to the liberal Pacific Oceanside city in Northern California just southwest of San Jose and Silicon Valley. Santa Cruz is where the leftist "jewel" of the UC System, the University of California, Santa Cruz is located. It is where Angela Davis used to teach as a self-identified lesbian radical feminist Communist professor (now retired) of "history of consciousness" and "feminist studies".
In the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz, even more so than Berkeley, is famous for its drug culture, marijuana and methamphetamine drug abuse, old hippies, socialists and communists and rabid environmentalism.
- San Francisco values
- Liberal values
- Vote with your feet (strategic relocation) to a Free state to escape the leftist Welfare state - Nanny state - Police state
- "Medical marijuana"
- Silicon Valley
- San Jose, California
- Crystal meth
- Gun control—The San Francisco Bay Area as a whole (especially Santa Cruz and Berkeley), along with Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York City and Chicago, is known to be one of the 5 top American urban areas with the most left-wing Anti-Second Amendment laws, yet high crime rates. See "Vote with your feet" strategic relocation to free states with low population density