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2 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Assemblyman Mark Stone

Improperly discarded needles, also known as "sharps waste," pose a major health threat to members of the public and sanitation workers alike.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Opinion

6 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's accepting trainee applications

The office currently has four vacancies for Deputy Sheriff and are anticipating further vacancies throughout out the hiring list due to retirement and normal attrition.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As we see it: Fear the worst for drought-dry fire season

It's not too early. In fact, it might be late. The peak fire season for California may not have officially started, but a calendar date isn't fooling fire officials.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Monterey County, CA, Big Sur, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Opinion

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz animal groups bracing for a litter of unwanted bunnies

Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Field Services Manager Todd Stosuy holds an adoptable rabbit at the shelter Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz council gives final OK for water rationing

Santa Cruz Water Director Rosemary Menard talks Tuesday to a meeting of the Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County as Soquel Creek Water District General Manager Kim Adamson looks on.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Quail Hollow awards show parks funding problem

FELTON >> Quail Hollow Ranch's off-the-beaten-path location in a teardrop-shaped valley between Felton and Loch Lomond keeps the 300-acre Santa Cruz County park something of an undiscovered gem.

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Related Topix: Felton, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office recruits deputies

Santa Cruz >> Leaders again opened the door to new recruits at the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office on Monday, announcing the agency is accepting applications for four deputy positions.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Felon arrested in Rio del Mar with guns, meth

Rio del Mar >> A 31-year-old felon was arrested Friday after authorities found him in possession of meth and two handguns.

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Related Topix: Rio del Mar, CA, Capitola, CA, Drugs

Patch.com

Pair Arrested For Meth & More at Scotts Valley Auto Shop

Authorities on Saturday arrested two suspects at a Scotts Valley auto repair shop on suspicion of possession of controlled substances.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA, Ben Lomond, CA

Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto set to 'enthusiastically' back open-space bond

Palo Alto officials are set to offer their endorsement tonight to an ambitious bond measure that would fund 25 open-space projects, including fresh trails in the Baylands, a new welcome center at Rancho San Antonio and the opening of upper La Honda Creek Preserve for public recreation.

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Related Topix: La Honda, CA, San Mateo County, CA, East Palo Alto, CA, Menlo Park, CA, Atherton, CA

Patch.com

Probationer Using Shaved Keys to Steal Hondas in Santa Cruz County

A 35-year-old man on probation for vehicle theft was arrested in Watsonville last week after police found him with numerous shaved car keys used to steal Honda model cars throughout Santa Cruz County, a police sergeant said.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Monterey County, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Watsonville man points police to sawed-off shotgun

Watsonville >> Police arrested a 28-year-old man Saturday when he told them where he had hidden his illegally modified gun.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, Monday, April 21: Women gather to support farming

UC Davis Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Helene Dillard will be the featured speaker at the annual Down to Earth Women Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 15 at Driscoll's Rancho Corralitos, 242 Corralitos Road.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, Corralitos, CA, Watsonville, CA, Martinez, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Scott Lindberg and Christie Thomas, Santa Cruz County Stories: Aptos...

Cristie Thomas and Scott Lundberg design and fabricate architectural and sculptural elements out of steel for landscapes and homes.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA, Boulder Creek, CA, Monterey County, CA

Patch.com

Fugitive With Guns & Meth Nabbed at Aptos Motel by Gang Task Force & SC PD

A 31-year-old man was arrested at an Aptos motel Friday after two days earlier eluding officers attempting to serve a Gang Task Force warrant, police said.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA, Drugs

Cape Cod Times

Now, tax scams become rampant

You think, "I better answer this call." You are told that you owe a large tax bill and will need to immediately wire money to avoid serious consequences.

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Related Topix: Tax, Social Security, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Patch.com

Dumb & Dumber Pot Peddlers; Despicable Elder Attack; Body Art at Museum

Street Thugs Knock Down 86-Year-Old Lady in Attempted Purse Snatching . Video of suspects obtained from area surveillance camera.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, US Politics, US News, Sam Farr, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Santa Cruz Sentinel

In Good Faith: Soquel Creek water board to reconsider church project

Twin Lakes Church students go to class in four portables church officials want to replace with a proposed new building.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA

Times-Standard

Half the rain, triple the wildfires; North Coast firefighters prep early for approaching season

With three times the average wildfires this year amidst an ongoing statewide drought, Northern California firefighters are making early preparations for a potentially brutal fire season.

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Related Topix: Weather, Willow Creek, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Shasta County, CA, Eureka, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Patch.com

Saturday To-Do List: Recycle Your Tires, Then Go Clean the Beach

BUENA VISTA OR BEN LOMOND TRANSFER STATIONS, SANTA CRUZ COUNTY. 9 A.M. SAN LORENZO RIVER CLEANUP EVENT ORGANIZED BY SAVE OUR SHORES.

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Related Topix: Ben Lomond, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

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