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2 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel
Jean Baptiste Colbert, finance minister to King Louis XIV of France, supposedly once said, "The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing."
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6 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel
All this to say that Tuesday's edition of the Santa Cruz Sentinel will feature a new look.
10 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian
Ellen Bass is a longtime resident of Santa Cruz, where she teaches poetry and creative writing.
14 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel
Capitola police asked residents who plan to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Monday to designate a sober driver.
A 13-year-old girl with a love of animals is having a bake goods sale to benefit Rabbit Haven.
A Santa Cruz man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly rammed his pickup into a sedan for driving too slowly, California Highway Patrol officer said.
Dickie the police dog sniffed out 50 pounds of processed marijuana and $14,000 in cash in the trunk of a Santa Cruz County man's rental car Thursday night.
Birds and birding The Wall Street Journal interviewed David Sibley on the subject of his new field guide.
One of the largest quakes to hit California in decades -- a magnitude-6.8 temblor that started with a thud and kept the earth rolling for about half a minute -- rattled nerves last week.
Pillow came to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter when another shelter dealing with very limited resources asked for help.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff-Coroner Phil Wowak announced last week that he will not seek re-election for a second 4-year term at the elected post.
A surveillance image shows a man who stole a bike and tried to steal a woman's purse on Soquel Avenue on March 6, according to Santa Cruz police.
In last Thursday's Street Smarts column about free parking and charging of the batteries of electric vehicles, Parking Program Manager Marlin Granlund said electricity cost are also subsidized as only a public utility can charge for power usage.
The dangers of prescription drug abuse and addiction, and the pain it causes families, was made shockingly clear Monday night at a community town hall forum held at Aptos High School.
Though Veva Virgil experienced bouts of panic attacks and paranoia in the year leading up to her daughter's death, the symptoms were relatively mild, a nurse practitioner testified Tuesday.