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20 min ago | KION 46

Santa Cruz County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission seeks applicants

The commission currently has vacancies in the 1st District 4th District and 5th District The commission is a 10-member volunteer body appointed by the Board of Supervisors to advise the Board and the County Alcohol and Drug Program on alcohol and drug abuse issues through participation in the planning process, development of the goals and policies ... (more)

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20 min ago | KION 46

Dangerous acid found in anchovies sardines

The California Department of Public Health lifted a seafood health warning issued in April about eating certain shellfish caught in Monterey or Santa Cruz Counties.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood, Monterey, CA, Monterey County, CA

4 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Museum of Art & History unveils new vision for Abbott Square

A model of a transformed Abbott Square is on display in the downtown Santa Cruz gathering spot adjacent to the Museum of Art & History on Thursday.

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8 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Highway 1 closed near Moss Landing after fatal accident Friday morning

MOSS LANDING >> Two people died Friday morning in a multiple vehicle collision Friday morning on Highway 1 just south of the Santa Cruz County line.

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16 hrs ago | Scotts Valley Banner

Guest column: Meehan Siding, a forgotten piece of Zayante's history

Olympia - Meehan1submitted7-11-14 .The Meehan siding, shown here in 1939, was once the hub of rail commerce to the Zayante community in the early 20th Century until heavy rains destroyed it in 1940.

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21 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Police probe harbor hooker's trail of dead beaus

Alix Tichelman rises as her case is called in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cops and Courts: July 11, 2014: Aptos man arrested in graffiti case

A 20-year-old man arrested early Thursday entering Live Oak Elementary School with vandalism tools is suspected of spraying graffiti around Santa Cruz County.

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Monterey County Herald

'Dharma Punx' author Noah Levine offers a Buddhist approach to...

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

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County Migrant Head Start has openings for child care

Migrant Head Start provides child care for local farm workers at the home of Armando Zamudio and Estrella Palmerin-Zamudio.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

State denies parole for '73 Capitola murder-rapist

FOLSOM >> A 1973 Capitola convicted murder-rapist's "untreated predatory nature and sexual deviancy" caused a state board to deny parole this week, according to the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's office.

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Scotts Valley Banner

Restored locomotive returns to its native tracks

A little bit of local history rolled into town on Wednesday, July 9, as a steam locomotive that began its long life in Davenport more than 100 years ago returned to the rails in Santa Cruz County when it rolled from an oversized flatbed truck onto the tracks at Roaring Camp Railroads.

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KTVU Oakland

One injured in early morning Watsonville duplex fire

One person was injured and 10 people displaced in a fire that badly damaged a single-story duplex in Watsonville, the Watsonville Fire Department reported.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz housing crisis: More homes needed

"We have a housing crisis in our community," he said, speaking to more than 100 people Tuesday at the Santa Cruz County Business Council luncheon at UC Santa Cruz's Terra Fresca Restaurant.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Ramona Turner, Street Smarts: Capitola resident seeks relief from speeders, loud motorcycles

Several neighbors met with our much respected police chief in Capitola about slowing down motorcycles that fly up the main exit streets of Capitola on weekends, tail pipes blasting, causing an unbelievable amount of noise at truly unacceptable levels.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, July 10, 2014: Salud Para La Gente presents health fair

Salud Para Le Gente will hold a Sisters Day health fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Watsonville facility, 45 Nielson St. Events include a raffle for a $100 gift card, free massages, free bags of food for the first 75 families, nutrition education and information about cancer prevention.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Scotts Valley Police Department looking to fill vacancies

SCOTTS VALLEY >> Two veteran officers left the Scotts Valley Police Department to work at Santa Cruz Police Department in the last nine months, leaving a department that hasn't been completely staffed since at least 2010.

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Patch.com

Prostitute Who Allegedly Finished Wine As Her Client Died on Yacht Arraigned in Santa Cruz Court

A prostitute and former San Francisco exotic dancer made her first appearance in Santa Cruz County Superior Court today since being arrested Friday in the death of a one-time Google executive on his yacht last fall.

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KION 46

O'Reilly Auto Parts reach settlement with Santa Cruz, Santa Clara County prosecutors

The corporate parent of O'Reilly Auto Parts has agreed to pay more than $1.5 million in penalties, restitution and costs to settle claims they were overcharging customers.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cabrillo Stage presents 'Putting It Together,' a must-see for all Sondheim lovers

Stephen Sondheim's name is attached to some of the greatest works ever to inhabit a Broadway stage from "West Side Story" to "Sweeney Todd" to "Into the Woods."

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Related Topix: Classical, Stephen Sondheim, Theater, Arts, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Patch.com

Los Gatos Suspect Sought For Burglarizing Eatery Near Soquel

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office has requested an arrest warrant for a Los Gatos man in the burglary of a popular restaurant in the Soquel area reported on June 30, a deputy said Tuesday.

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