However, this means that I need to find housing. From Shanghai. I've been spoiled with the rental system here: you go to a local realty agency, look at a few places, and generally are able to sign a lease to move in within a month. It's all fairly straightforward.
Looking for a place to live in Santa Cruz has proved less easy though, so I'm looking for help. If you have any contacts in Santa Cruz, or know anything about finding a place to live there, I'd be exceedingly grateful.