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8 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Theft and burglary suspect wanted in two counties

SANTA CRUZ >> Local law enforcement task forces are combining in search of a 28-year-old suspect in a series of theft and burglary crimes in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.

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Related Topix: Monterey County, CA

12 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Street Smarts: Using trash bins to save parking spots; breaking through a barrier in Scotts Valley

You might suggest that your reader who is having trouble parking on the street in front of his or her home take a swing by Monarch Way on the Westside of Santa Cruz.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

John Geringer, Christopher Luck of GLR Growth Fund plead guilty to securities fraud

SCOTTS VALLEY >> John Geringer and Christopher Luck, accused of running a $60 million Ponzi scheme with Keith Rode, have pleaded guilty in federal court to three counts involving securities fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA, Marketing, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County rewriting affordable housing rules

SANTA CRUZ >> Santa Cruz County is weighing the most significant rewrite of affordable housing rules since local voters ushered in an era of slow growth in the 1970s.

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Related Topix: Argentina, World News, San Mateo County, CA, Foster City, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Indybay.org

American Civil Liberties Union Santa Cruz County: License Plate Readers? Not Here

Santa Cruz is a few pen strokes away from installing Automated License Plate Readers in city police cruisers.

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Related Topix: Activism, Santa Cruz, CA, ACLU, Privacy

San Jose Mercury News

Skunk making itself at home

DEAR JOAN: A little skunk has taken up residence on our property. It is quite small and actually very pretty.

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Related Topix: Fremont, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Watsonville domestic violence case ends with kidnapper in custody

WATSONVILLE >> A 29-year-old man is alleged to have kidnapped, held and battered a woman he knew for five days earlier in July.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, July 23, 2014: Red Cross volunteers sent to Washington fire

The American Red Cross Santa Cruz County Chapter has deployed additional volunteers to Washington where wildfires have forced residents from their homes.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Carmel Valley, CA, Aptos, CA, Boulder Creek, CA

Inside Bay Area

California whooping cough epidemic: Latinos vigilant about vaccinating children

But Latinos who live in southern Santa Cruz County have higher vaccination rates and a dramatically lower incidence of whooping cough than the more affluent white population in the northern end of the county, according to data reported by schools and the county health department.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Watsonville, CA, Family, Kids, Santa Cruz, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Deliberation begins in 2010 Live Oak murder trial

Defendant Nicholas Kusalich listens to his attorney Art Dudley's opening statements on July 7 in Kusalich's trial for the 2010 murder of his roommate Robert Burr.

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Related Topix: Live Oak, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Local brewers, bands feed budding nightlife in downtown Watsonville

Mackenzie Fullmer is hosting a brew night this Friday at her Second Street Cafe in downtown Watsonville, featuring beers and brewers from Seabright Brewery.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Life, Food, Dining, Santa Cruz, CA

San Jose Mercury News

A Buddhist pathway to freedom from addiction

Addiction is one of the most bedeviling and ruinous torments of the human experience.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Business Digest, July 22, 2014: Business Professionals network Wednesday

Business Professionals of Santa Cruz County plan a networking meeting 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, at Cruzio , 877 Cedar St. Patrizia Materassi will talk about "The 5 Gyres - Plastics in the World's Oceans."

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Food Production Daily

Sysco penalized $19.4m for unrefrigerated food storage

Food distribution giant Sysco has been ordered to pay nearly $20m in restitution for keeping perishable food in unrefrigerated storage.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Watsonville hotel robber sentenced in plea deal

SANTA CRUZ >> A 37-year-old Watsonville man was sentenced to 13 years in state prison Monday after pleading guilty to burglary and two counts of robbery.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, State Prisons, Prison

Patch.com

Where & When To Roll Up Your Sleeve & Be A Hero In Santa Cruz

During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Hits and Misses, July 22, 2014: Yes to whale shows and the research power of drones

HIT >> Yes, the rules surrounding low-flying, unmanned drones have been tricky to craft - you don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry experimenting with aerial drones over the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Opinion

Los Gatos Weekly-Times

CHP continues probe into Highway 1 crash that killed Santa Cruz County teen girls

MOSS LANDING Investigators are still trying to the figure out the events that led up a crash on Highway 1 that left two Santa Cruz County teenage girls dead.

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Related Topix: Moss Landing, CA, Watsonville, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Judge sentences man for fatal Tesla vs. bike collision, calls driver a 'saint', victim an 'angel'

Loved ones of 40-year-old Joshua Alper hold a photograph of the UC Santa Cruz librarian as they attend the hearing of 63-year-old Navindra Jain at the Santa Cruz County Courthouse on Friday.

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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Ramona Turner, Street Smarts: Neighbors hog all street parking, reader says

There is plenty of open parking space on the street where we live. Unfortunately, both next door neighbors have a gazillion cars and squeeze us out of parking in front of our home.

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

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