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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Senior Wish Day looks for volunteers

Aptos >> Every year, Santa Cruz County residents lend a hand on Senior Wish Day.

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10 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Three arrested on suspicion of robbery in Watsonville

Watsonville >> After a brief car chase, three suspected Watsonville gang members were arrested late Thursday on suspicion of armed robbery, Watsonville police said.

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21 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

As We See It: Drought survey should be a call to action

Californians finally agree on something. A Field Poll released this week shows 88 percent of those surveyed believe the state is facing a serious water shortage.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Monterey County, CA, Opinion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cops and Courts: April 18, 2014: Santa Cruz bank robber's sentencing delayed

A 48-year-old admitted bank robber due to be sentenced to seven years in prison took a time out Thursday.

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

Patch.com

Most Wanted: Santa Cruz Deputies Seeking These Two

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office today released photos and details of two outstanding suspects.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Watsonville scores $750,000 grant for Pinto Lake cleanup

Watsonville encouraged Pinto Lake anglers to fish out carp which are contributing to the toxic algae problem.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Medicine, Nutrition, Santa Cruz, CA

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Solitary confinement, even for youth

A surveillance camera shows an isolation cell at the Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall, which has been credited with dramatically reducing the amount of time juveniles spend in solitary confinement.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

CBS Local

String Of Burglaries In Santa Cruz Summit Area Puts Homeowners On Alert

Santa Cruz County sheriff's officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for a suspect and car in connection with a recent string of burglaries in the Summit area of the county.

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Indybay.org

HUFF resolution strongly denouncing CPS

Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom met on April 16 with a homeless couple who had their adorable daughter, 8-month old Baby I, removed from them by the Santa Cruz County Child Protective Services, and placed in foster care.

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

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, April 17, 2014: Bacteria levels high at Cowell Beach

The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency reported high bacteria levels Tuesday at Cowell Beach west of the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf.

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, UC Santa Cruz

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Aptos teen shows courage in water rescue

Tenaya Greeninger, 14, stands overlooking Seacliff Beach in Aptos on Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA, Rio del Mar, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As We See It: Yes on Watsonville's Measure G

There's something of an incongruity with raising taxes in a city where unemployment is high and incomes relatively low.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Opinion

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines

Where can you find the sweet sound of crashing waves, beautiful sandy beaches, tons of candy filled eggs and the Easter Bunny? The Capitola Village Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach, of course! Bring the kids out for a memorable time and some great photo opportunities on April 19. The Easter Bunny will be there and children 12 and younger can hunt for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Family, Kids, Soquel, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Business Digest, April 16, 2014: Credit unions announce merger

Santa Cruz County Employees Credit Union has taken the first steps to merge into Bay Federal Credit Union, pending regulatory approval and a vote by Santa Cruz County Employees Credit Union's 2,590 members.

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Related Topix: Argentina, World News, Capitola, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cops and Courts: April 16, 2014: Deputies seek burglar in Santa Cruz Mountains

Two homes were burglarized in the Summit area of the Santa Cruz Mountains on Friday, and Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies this week described a man suspected in the heists.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Freedom, CA

KSBW-TV

Santa Cruz County's needle exchange to make more changes

Drug needles were thrown back into the spotlight Tuesday as the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors received an annual report by the county-run Syringe Services Program.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

New Year's reveler faces criminal charges in Aptos violence

Chad Mitcham peers around the courtroom Tuesday when 19 charges were upheld against him including assault and burglary dating from New Year's Day when he broke into a neighbor's coach at Blue Pacific Mobile Home Park of Aptos.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA, Drugs

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Scotts Valley council to consider plastic bag ban

A shopper loads up her car trunk with her plastic-bagged groceries from Nob Hill Foods in Scotts Valley where the City Council will debate whether to ban single-use plastic bags.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA, Aptos, CA, Felton, CA, Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz teen finds confidence from mentoring nonprofit

Michelle Rachleff, left, and her mentee, Claire Howell, are neighbors who got to know each other through the Big Sister, Little Sister program.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Capitola, CA, Family, Kids, Soquel, CA

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