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1 hr ago | Indybay.org

Santa Cruz City Council Candidates Forum

On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, there will be a Santa Cruz City Council Candidates Forum from 7-9PM at Louden Nelson Community Center .

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Activism, ACLU

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LAPD Cop: If You Don't Want To Get Shot, Don't Challenge Me

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

5 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, Aug. 20, 2014: Free movies at the Beach start Friday

The Capitola Art & Cultural Commission presents a free series of family-friendly Movies at the Beach starting Friday with "Wall-E."

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

9 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Workshop focuses on bicycling safety programs in Santa Cruz County

The father-daughter duo ride on a regular basis and plan to bike to Bay View Elementary School when the school year starts.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, Alternative, Santa Cruz, CA, Family, Kids

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus dispatchers top in region for pay

Modesto and Stanislaus County formed the Stanislaus Regional 911 center in 1999 through a joint powers agreement.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Stanislaus County, CA, Yolo County, CA, Merced, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Three years after rock slide, new Nelson Road to be built in Scotts Valley

Tom Williams traverses the landslide that buried Nelson Road and part of his backyard in 2011.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Capitola, CA, Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County firefighters head to Madera County wildfire

WATSONVILLE >> More than 40 firefighters from Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties headed to the Junction Fire on Tuesday, a 1,200-acre wildfire in Madera County.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Madera County, CA, Watsonville, CA, San Mateo County, CA

Indybay.org

ACLU Santa Cruz Brings Statement of Principle to Board of Supervisors

Tuesday morning at Oral Communication before the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors, ACLU Vice Chair Steve Pleich read the ACLU Statement of Principle in support a moratorium on enforcement of camping ban laws and called upon the Board to revisit the policy of criminalizing homelessness.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Activism

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, Aug. 19, 2014: Talk about strawberry research Tuesday

A workshop on anaerobic soil disinfestation will take place 8:15-11:30 a.m. at the Santa Cruz County UC Cooperative Extension, 1432 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, with Spanish translation provided.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, California, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Alternative

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Suspect in Watsonville reckless driving case pleads not guilty

SANTA CRUZ >> A woman suspected of hitting and seriously injuring a 10-year-old Watsonville boy in March pleaded not guilty to charges Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Six arrested on suspicion of meth sales in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ >> Five men and a woman were arrested Friday on suspicion of selling methamphetamine in Harvey West Park, Grant Street Park and Coral Street in Santa Cruz.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Drugs

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County could expand watering limits

SANTA CRUZ >> Santa Cruz County is set to implement drought-related outdoor watering restrictions -- which have already been adopted by some local districts -- across the county.

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Related Topix: Argentina, World News, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, Aug. 18, 2014: Volunteer Center looking for partners

The Santa Cruz County Volunteer Center and the United Way are kicking off Make A Difference Day on Oct. 24 by calling out to businesses and other nonprofits to partner with.

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

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Dani Julien, Santa Cruz County stories: Capitola resident challenged...

Dani Julien, seen at Pleasure Point, recently starred on the reality television show 'Naked and Afraid.'

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines

The Homeless Services Center has recruited a new executive director to fill a position left vacant since former director Monica Martinez left the agency in May. New hire Jannan Thomas spent the last 3.5 years serving as the Executive Director of Action Ministries' Housing program in Atlanta, Georgia and will take the helm in Santa Cruz in October.

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Related Topix: Martinez, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, UC Berkeley, Libraries, Aptos, CA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Latinos move up, from picking in fields to running the farm

The owners needed a new group of workers to replace the ones removed by immigration officials, and Flores landed a job cutting flowers.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Agriculture, Science

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Goodbye mountains: Over two decades, 20,000 rural residents disappeared - Why?

Projects such as Woodside along Scotts Valley Drive reflect a trend in Santa Cruz County of more densely built developments.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Capitola, CA, Scotts Valley, CA, Boulder Creek, CA

The Salinas Californian

Speeding enforcement planned Labor Day weekendSpeeding enforcement...

Speeding enforcement planned Labor Day weekend California Highway Patrol officers will be out in droves looking for speeders Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/Vt86mh California Highway Patrol officers in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties will be on the lookout for speeding and aggressive drivers over Labor Day weekend, ... (more)

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cops and Courts: Aug. 16, 2014: Santa Cruz County man convicted of threatening man with noose

A 32-year-old Santa Cruz County man was convicted of felony criminal threats this week after he angrily threatened a resident with a noose and cut power and phone lines at a home near Ano Nuevo State Park.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Nuevo, CA

The Salinas Californian

Hyrum Farmer is being treated, in part, in his home by Coastal Kids Home Care.

Severely sick kids can now receive treatment at home Agency finds treating ill children in the home setting equals good medicine.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Nursing, Monterey, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County unemployment 7.2 percent in July

SANTA CRUZ >> Unemployment in Santa Cruz County, 7.2 percent in July, is down sharply from 8.6 percent a year ago, but up from 6.8 percent in June on seasonal job losses on public and private schools on summer hiatus.

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Related Topix: UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

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