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2 min ago | 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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3 hrs ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Soquel, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Los Gatos, CA

12 hrs ago | PennLive.com

Call girl accused of injecting Google exec with fatal heroin dose is arrested

Santa Cruz police have arrested a 26-year-old call girl Alix Catherine Tichelman of Georgia, who allegedly fled a yacht after shooting a fatal heroin dose into a Google tech executive.

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18 hrs ago | Patch.com

Teen May Lose Hand After Finding Firework at Beach, Lighting It In Backyard

A teen boy faces the loss of his hand after he found a round mortar shell used in fireworks displays on a beach and lit it in a backyard Saturday, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office .

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Live Oak, CA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

CBS Local

Fireworks Accident Could Cost Livermore Teen His Hand

Authorities say a Northern California teenager could lose his hand after a fireworks accident over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Related Topix: Livermore, CA, Corcoran, CA

CBS Local

Admitted Prostitute Arrested In Heroin Overdose Death Of Santa Cruz Man On Docked Yacht

An admitted prostitute was arrested Friday in the November heroin overdose death of a Santa Cruz man on a docked yacht, Santa Cruz police said.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Visiting artist inspired by Santa Cruz County places

Artist Jacinto Guevara poses in front of "Kite Hill from Vestal" at his friend Paul Furlong's home in Watsonville.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Transport Topics

Lineage Logistics Acquires Two California Cold-Storage Facilities

Lineage Logistics said it has acquired two cold-storage facilities in Santa Cruz County, California, from Dreisbach Enterprises.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Trial begins in 2010 murder of a Live Oak man

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

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Related Topix: Live Oak, CA, Soquel, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County authorities report fewer hot spots on Fourth of July

SANTA CRUZ >> Law enforcement agencies in Santa Cruz County reported at least 156 arrests during Independence Day weekend, but leaders said the holiday generally was safer and less chaotic than previous years.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Santa Cruz, CA, Live Oak, CA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz to weigh ballot measures on election financing, pot tax

SANTA CRUZ >> Undaunted by previous rejections to establish some public financing of City Council elections, Councilmember Micah Posner will ask colleagues Tuesday to place the matter on November's ballot.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Drugs, Marijuana

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Social Snaps: Your Weekend in Photos

The hot weather brought locals and visitors to Santa Cruz County to bask in the sun.

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Patch.com

2 Suspects Arrested After Driving Stolen Car Into Watsonville Creek; 2 Accomplices Still At-Large

Two men were arrested and two male suspects remain at-large following a stolen vehicle pursuit Thursday morning in Watsonville, police said.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Stockton, CA

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, July 7, 2014: Friends group seeks used children's books

The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries needs used children's books to sell at the Festival of the Book on July 27 at Harvey West Park.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Capitola, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Two ejected from vehicle in Boulder Creek wreck

BOULDER CREEK >> Two Boulder Creek men were flown to Bay Area trauma centers after suffering major injuries when they were ejected from a vehicle after it struck a tree Friday night, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

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RecordNET

Two arrests in Stockton shooting

Watsonville police have arrested two Stockton men who were connected to a June 19 carjacking in Stockton where a security guard was shot, according to a news release.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cops and Courts: July 6, 2014: Santa Cruz police arrest man suspected of assault on woman

Police arrested a 27-year-old Watsonville man Friday afternoon after he allegedly broke into the home of a woman he had been dating, beat her and threatened to kill her with a kitchen knife, Santa Cruz police said.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Watsonville, CA, Hayward, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Volunteers clear a ton of garbage from Santa Cruz County beaches

Ella Maze-Conway, center, places trash in a bag held by her grandmother Sylvia Nieto, not pictured, while Samara Daniele, right, searches for more trash during the Save Our Shore cleanup of Main Beach in Santa Cruz on Saturday.

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