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4 hrs ago | Rail PAC

Complete the Santa Cruz Passenger Rail Study Survey

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is analyzing the feasibility of passenger rail transit service along the 32-mile Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line.

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8 hrs ago | KION 46

Watsonville man sentenced to 15 years in prison for Christmas Day attack on wife

A 38-year-old Watsonville man is headed to prison for 15 years for attacking his wife on Christmas Day.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Christmas, Watsonville, CA

8 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Internet hookups push Santa Cruz County STD rates higher

SANTA CRUZ >> Rates of sexually transmitted diseases are zooming upward across Santa Cruz County, and county health officials say people finding anonymous sex on the Internet is a major reason.

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Related Topix: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Medicine, Health

10 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, July 30, 2014: Point Sur celebrates historic lighthouse

California State Parks and Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the first lighting of the Point Sur Lighthouse from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Point Sur State Historic Park.

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Related Topix: Italy, World News, San Luis Obispo, CA, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

23 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Bill allows Santa Cruz Metro to issue citations

SANTA CRUZ >> A statewide bill that appears headed for passage would allow private security guards and other transit employees to issue tickets for bad behavior around Santa Cruz County transit stops and stations.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Santa Cruz, CA

Yesterday | Santa Cruz Sentinel

2014 Wharf to Wharf top 100 finishers for men and women

Simon Ndirangu of Kenya crosses the finish line to take first place in the 42nd annual Wharf to Wharf road race in Capitola on Sunday morning.

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

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Capitola man to stand trial for alleged flare gun road rage

SANTA CRUZ >> A Capitola man will face charges in an alleged road rage incident where he is accused of firing a flare gun into a moving car.

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA

KION 46

Santa Cruz Co. DA: Nutritional supplement makers made false claims

The Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office, as a member of the California Food, Drug and Medical Device Task Force, is part of a consumper protection settlement against True Health LLC, Health Resources LLC and VRP Manufacturing LLC. The three companies manufacture a variety of nutritional supplements -- including "ultimate colon care ... (more)

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Monterey County Herald

Sam Laage, Table Talk: Aromas Grill serves quality food in the country

The Aromas Burger features charbroiled Angus beef with bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, and grilled mushrooms and onions on a toasted bun.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Aromas, CA, Beef, Meat, Recreational Vehicle, Beaver, San Benito County, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, July 28, 2014: Subcontractors sought for UCSC

Swinerton Builders, the contractor for the UC Santa Cruz Coastal Biology Building, is seeking subcontractors for more than a dozen aspects of the project including mechanical, electrical, drywall, concrete, roofing and paint.

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Related Topix: UC Santa Cruz, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Education Etc., Mount-Hermon, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Business Digest, July 28, 2014: Western Design Gallery hosts mixer Wednesday

Western Design Gallery of Tile & Stone will host a mixer for the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the gallery, 6996 Soquel Ave. Family owned and operated, Western Design Gallery is a member of the Flooring American buying co-op business, serving Santa Cruz County since 1977.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Salinas man arrested in Watsonville with filed-down shotgun

WATSONVILLE >> A 36-year-old Salinas man was arrested Saturday afternoon after several witnesses called police to report a man in a Lexus with a gun.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Salinas, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Addi Somekh, Santa Cruz County Stories: UCSC alum travels world as balloon artist

Addi Somekh's ability to twist balloons into mind-bending art has taken the UC Santa Cruz graduate into unexpected directions.

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Related Topix: UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

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Runners compete in Wharf to Wharf Race

Thousands of runners participated in a 6-mile run from Santa Cruz to Capitola on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Capitola, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Encouraging charitable giving: Eileen Hamilton learns from her own experiences

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is one of a series on happiness and well-being featuring Santa Cruz County residents, highlighting the guiding beliefs and philosophy as well as the challenges, achievements and struggles that have given meaning to their lives.

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Related Topix: Wedding, University of the Pacific, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Kaleidoscope seeks buyer; Pretty Mama announces closing

Sheryl Guidera, the owner of Kaleidoscope Toy Store, is looking to sell and retire after owning the business for 25 years.

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Home Listing, Home, Santa Cruz, CA, Aptos, CA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Heat expected to fade in Santa Cruz County

Tessa Clifton, 8, from left, Phoebe Clifton, 10 and Nora Clifton, 8, splash through the San Lorenzo River at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park near Felton on Friday afternoon in an effort to escape the inland heat.

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Related Topix: Felton, CA, Boulder Creek, CA, Weather, Ben Lomond, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Costs rise on Santa Cruz greenbelt path project

A pedestrian and bike path is slated to open in November inside Arana Gulch. The project could go 300,000 over its construction budget because of unforeseen difficulties with a suspension bridge.

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

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Water off Capitola Beach cleared by police after unknown substance found in water

CAPITOLA >> A bizarre scene unfolded at the beach in Capitola on Friday afternoon with thousands of dead fish on the beach and a paste-like substance in the water.

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Soquel, CA

KION 46

Faith-based community collecting donations for undocumented immigrant kids

The faith-based community on the Central Coast is asking for help to aid tens of thousands of undocumented immigrant children and their families crossing the border.

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Related Topix: Family, US News, Illegal Immigration, Kids, Watsonville, CA

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