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David True

Ten Questions for David True

The director of the Community Restoration Program, a job-training, incarceration prevention program, lets us in on a few of his favorite things.

What do you do for a living?
Program director, Community Restoration Program (a program of Community Action Board). We provide pathways out of incarceration, provide job training, work experience on supervised crews and job placement. We are doing environmental restoration work and contributing to the growing green economy.

What would you be doing if you weren't doing that?
I am lucky. I'm kind of doing what I would be doing in my spare time!!

What do you do in your free time?
Swim in the ocean, hang with my kids and obsess about baseball. Giants baseball.

What brought you to Santa Cruz?
Good environment for Deadheads.

What's your favorite street?
Laurel/Murray/East Cliff. Is that cheating?

Name something you're excited about.
Restorative justice.

Name a pet peeve.
The demand for more and better community schools and services made by the same folks that demand low taxes and "less" government.

What are you reading?
Teaching Hope by Erin Gruwell.

What's the most important thing you've learned in the last three years?
How to listen to young people, and then to act on it. To learn ...

Recent personal food trend?
Kettle Honey Dijon potato chips.

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