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4 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Gary Griggs: Our Ocean Backyard: Rainfall, runoff and reservoirs

SANTA CRUZ >> Santa Cruz is one of the few counties in Central or Southern California that are hydrologically self-sufficient - we don't import water through pipelines or tunnels as do many of the other counties from the San Francisco Bay area to San Diego.

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Related Topix: Weather, Argentina, World News, Santa Cruz, CA, California

18 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cops and Courts: Aug. 22, 2014: Santa Cruz police wrestle loaded handgun from 15-year-old boy

Santa Cruz police seized two guns from suspected gang members in recent weeks, including a struggle with a 15-year-old boy who had a loaded revolver.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Watsonville, CA

18 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County Drug Court Program ends after 15 years

Danny Chisholm successfully completed the drug court program after years of heroin use.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, Alternative, Drug Testing, Criminal Defense Law, Law

18 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Woman escapes from Santa Cruz County Jail, remains on the lam

SANTA CRUZ >> A 30-year-old Santa Cruz woman who escaped from Santa Cruz County Jail's Blaine Street Women's Facility this week remained missing Thursday, sheriff's deputies said.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Milpitas Post

Silicon Valley buyers drive record sales of high-end homes in Santa Cruz

All of a sudden, high-end homes are in demand, and many of the buyers are coming from Silicon Valley.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Home Listing, Home

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, Aug. 21, 2014: Post office site to be selected by Aug. 31

Gus Ruiz, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, said Wednesday that a new site for the Eastside post office will be selected by the end of August.

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Related Topix: August, CA, Boulevard, CA, Monterey County, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

KSBW-TV

Seacliff State Beach memorial wall controversy in Aptos deepens

An emotional controversy began earlier this month when a public notice was posted alerting the public that all memorials would be removed from the wall by August 30. SEACLIFF MEMORIAL WALL.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Santa Cruz, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Man arrested in arson spree near Watsonville

WATSONVILLE >> Authorities arrested a 51-year-old Watsonville man on suspicion of arson Wednesday after he started about 50 small wildfires near Harkins Slough in the past year.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cal Fire: Bad wiring in marijuana shed started fire near Boulder Creek

BOULDER CREEK >> A fire this month on Kings Creek Road north of Boulder Creek was started by faulty wiring in a shed used to dry marijuana, Cal Fire leaders said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Boulder Creek, CA, Wildfire, Fire, Natural Disasters

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Business Digest, Aug. 21, 2014: Santa Cruz County Bank declares dividend

Santa Cruz County Bank on Thursday declared a quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per share, payable Oct. 10 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on Sept.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Indybay.org

Santa Cruz City Council Candidates Forum

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, there will be a Santa Cruz City Council Candidates Forum from 7-9PM at Louden Nelson Community Center .

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Activism, ACLU

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, Aug. 20, 2014: Free movies at the Beach start Friday

The Capitola Art & Cultural Commission presents a free series of family-friendly Movies at the Beach starting Friday with "Wall-E."

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Workshop focuses on bicycling safety programs in Santa Cruz County

The father-daughter duo ride on a regular basis and plan to bike to Bay View Elementary School when the school year starts.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, Alternative, Santa Cruz, CA, Family, Kids

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus dispatchers top in region for pay

Modesto and Stanislaus County formed the Stanislaus Regional 911 center in 1999 through a joint powers agreement.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Stanislaus County, CA, Yolo County, CA, Merced, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Three years after rock slide, new Nelson Road to be built in Scotts Valley

Tom Williams traverses the landslide that buried Nelson Road and part of his backyard in 2011.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Capitola, CA, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County firefighters head to Madera County wildfire

WATSONVILLE >> More than 40 firefighters from Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties headed to the Junction Fire on Tuesday, a 1,200-acre wildfire in Madera County.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Madera County, CA, Watsonville, CA, San Mateo County, CA

Indybay.org

ACLU Santa Cruz Brings Statement of Principle to Board of Supervisors

Tuesday morning at Oral Communication before the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, ACLU Vice Chair Steve Pleich read the ACLU Statement of Principle in support a moratorium on enforcement of camping ban laws and called upon the Board to revisit the policy of criminalizing homelessness.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Activism

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, Aug. 19, 2014: Talk about strawberry research Tuesday

A workshop on anaerobic soil disinfestation will take place 8:15-11:30 a.m. at the Santa Cruz County UC Cooperative Extension, 1432 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, with Spanish translation provided.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, California, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Alternative

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Suspect in Watsonville reckless driving case pleads not guilty

SANTA CRUZ >> A woman suspected of hitting and seriously injuring a 10-year-old Watsonville boy in March pleaded not guilty to charges Monday morning.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Six arrested on suspicion of meth sales in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ >> Five men and a woman were arrested Friday on suspicion of selling methamphetamine in Harvey West Park, Grant Street Park and Coral Street in Santa Cruz.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Drugs

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