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Biotoxins killing Central Coast sea life

An outbreak of algae-produced biotoxins that attacks the brain is killing sea life along the Central Coast of California and also poses a risk to humans.

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Related Topix: Monterey County, CA, Morro Bay, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Scotts Valley sex offender treatment center closes days before school starts

SCOTTS VALLEY >> A sex offender treatment center that drew the ire of some parents because it was located near Scotts Valley Middle School closed Monday.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz Etsy entrepreneur classes: Turning a hobby into income and a business

Diane Steverson is participating in the Etsy program to get her wedding cake topper business off the ground.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Aptos, CA, Pajaro, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Authorities disarm man with knife in standoff near Pinto Lake

Authorities took this knife from a man near Pinto Lake on Monday after he threatened to kill himself.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA

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Standoff in Watsonville-area ends in man's arrest

A standoff that occurred Monday afternoon ended after two hours of negotiation with a 69-year-old man holding a knife to his throat.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Business Digest, Aug. 27, 2014: Arts Council Santa Cruz County hosts mixer Thursday

Arts Council Santa Cruz County, 1070 River St., will host a mixer for the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Tannery campus.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Nursing, Medicine

Monterey County Herald

Editorial: Napa quake should sound warning alert

For Northern and Central California residents, the 6.0 quake rattled memories and fears as well - especially since Napa, while powerful and destructive, was not the dreaded Big One long predicted by scientists and researchers.

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Related Topix: California, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Monterey County, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Opinion

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Road washouts to get fixed, finally

SANTA CRUZ >> More than three years after torrents of rain triggered slides that took out parts of several rural roads, the county is finally getting to work on repairing them.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA, San Rafael, CA, Aptos, CA, Richmond, CA

The Salinas Californian

People trashing Central Coast beachesPeople trashing Central Coast...

People trashing Central Coast beaches 815 pounds of waste removed from Central Coast beaches Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1tEifJz If area beach cleanups Sunday were any indication, an upcoming annual trash pickup, including along Monterey County beaches, is going to be a doozy.

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Related Topix: Monterey County, CA, Davenport, CA, Big Sur, CA, San Mateo County, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KSBW-TV

What Napa can learn from Santa Cruz and Loma Prieta quake

LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE NEARLY 25 YEARS AGO. WHEN THAT 6- POINT-9 QUAKE STRUCK ...PARTS OF DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ WERE COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Santa Cruz, CA, Pop/Rock, The Call, Scotts Valley, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Trial begins in La Selva Beach child molestation case

SANTA CRUZ >> Sometimes, lies have a tendency to snowball out of control and "take on a life of their own," the defense for accused child molester Randy Jay Smith said Monday in court.

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Patch.com

Video Surveillance Leads To Arrest of Alleged Hit-and-Run Driver, 29, ...

Santa Cruz police used videos from local businesses to gather evidence leading to the arrest of a woman Sunday in a hit-and-run crash that left a 70-year-old man in critical condition, police said today.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz photographer to share images, research of marine life

A humpback whale mother and calf feed on abundant anchovies just offshore near Moss Landing, while two men enjoy the spectacle from the beach.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Moss Landing, CA, Pacific Grove, CA, Monterey County, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Loaded gun seized from wanted felon in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ >> Police seized a handgun from a 32-year-old Santa Cruz felon after he was spotted on the Westside last week.

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Indybay.org

ACLU Board of Directors Meeting

The ACLU's 2-hour long monthly chat-and-fundraise Board meeting features a 10-minute "oral communications" period.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cops and Courts: Aug. 25, 2014: Watsonville man, woman arrested after robbery, vehicle chase

About 8:40 p.m., Watsonville police were dispatched to 79 Arista Lane for a report of an armed robbery.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Indybay.org

It's a mystery! The Disappearing Records of Bob Lee's $34,000 Wells Fargo Loan

One of D.A. Bob Lee's principal demands in the Santa Cruz Eleven cases has been "restitution" to Wells Fargo Bank.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Editorial, Aug. 24, 2014: Fire season: We're not out of the woods yet

Hope is not a strategy, luck is not a fallback position. But don't blame California firefighters if they have their fingers crossed during this year's fire season.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Big Sur, CA, Opinion

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Mike Pruger drops out of Santa Cruz council race

SANTA CRUZ >> Mike Pruger, a Santa Cruz County coroner's investigator who only recently announced his bid for a Santa Cruz City Council seat, said late Friday night he has decided not to continue his candidacy.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines

To honor Sickle Cell Awareness Month in September, the Santa Cruz County Chapter of the American Red Cross is encouraging people to donate blood.

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Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Classical, Chopin, Bach

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