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This fall, Claremont residents will be asked to weigh in on a consequential ballot measure that, if passed, would result in water bills approximately $100 per month higher than they are today. The city is seeking voter support for a $135 million water bond.
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A 21-year-old Salinas plan has pleaded no contest to seven counts of child sex abuse, Monterey County prosecutors said. Maurillo Gonzales was arrested for sexually abusing a child between 2012 and 2014 in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.
SANTA CRUZ >> State Parks officials issued a public warning after a shark attack on a harbor seal was reported at Seabright State Beach on Sunday. The attack reportedly occurred about 50 yards off shore at about 4:45 p.m. by a shark with a white neck, seen flipping the seal up into the air, said California State Parks Supervising Ranger Joe Connors.
Editor's note: Today's Street Smarts comes from Amelia Conlen, director of People Power of Santa Cruz County, a nonprofit that promotes bicycling in Santa Cruz County through advocacy, education and community building. As of Tuesday, a new California law will be in place that aims to give cyclists three feet of space when vehicles pass.
CORRALITOS >> Kevin Larkin knows a thing or two about dahlias. Vice president of the Monterey Bay Dahlia Society and longtime dahlia enthusiast, Larkin and his wife Karen own Corralitos Gardens, a mail-order nursery that specializes in the versatile flower.
For many, a sit-upon, a round of Make New Friends, or fly-up wings may not carry any meaning, but to thousands of girls who are now adults throughout the Central Coast, these prompts bring back warm, fun memories more valuable than silver and gold as the song goes. And, so it goes ... another school year begins and with it brings another need or opportunity for a mom, a dad, a guardian, a grandma, or those with special skills to raise their hand to become a Girl Scout volunteer.
In attendance were Ginny Solari-Mazry, Cristina Mazry-Popek, Marty Dunn, Lorraine Margon, Danene Forman, Ginny Clark, Libby Alexander, Jan Freed, Rebekah Leekley, Cecilia Sunden, Esther Wilson, Debbie Wilson, Merrilyn Marker, Marilyn Noto, Shirley Pickle, Carol DiPietro, Sue Punches, Alice Ford, Jane Melford, Lorna Shearer, Florence Perry, Mila Herman, Josie Cowden, Ann Stark, Nancy Wameling, Lois Wolf, Lori Green, Shirley Fink, Chris Zemny, Marge Kiff, Eleanor Drake, Elaine Kamian, and Jackie Kamian. Not pictured: Lenore Doler, Joan Mertz, Cathy Conway, Kathleen Hughes, Adrienne Meier, and Michael Milward.
Santa Cruz Port District and Santa Cruz Yacht Club Corinthians will host the inaugural Cardboard Kayak Race from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the launch ramp by the Crow's Nest in Santa Cruz. Awards will be given for first in class, best in show, ugliest boat and team spirit award.
APTOS >> After years of reducing schedules, class sizes and staff, Cabrillo College's Children's Center, an early childhood care and teacher training facility, has hired a director. After a series of interim appointments, Tricia Pastor Cross was hired in August, after directing the child development programs in Live Oak School District for 20 years.
SANTA CRUZ >> More county jail inmates in California are getting signed up for health insurance, and Santa Cruz County Jail and county probation leaders are in step with the rest of the state in facilitating more mental health care and drug and alcohol treatment, a new state survey shows. A survey released Monday by Oakland-based Californians for Safety and Justice showed that 70 percent of county jail leaders and 70 percent of probation departments that responded are providing assistance for health insurance enrollment.
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on Friday released the second annual report on truancy in the state's elementary schools. The report provides new research on how students of color and students from low-income families are missing a disproportionate amount of school each year.
We need to build the ocean desalination plants right now. Our agriculture industry has been so severely impacted that hundreds of farmers have already fled to other states in search of jobs.
SANTA CRUZ >> Devon Espinoza wants people to know about the good work done by AmeriCorps, a national service program dedicated to community needs. That's part of the reason why the 22-year-old committed to the program for a second year of service.
Just west of Santa Cruz, an open tract of land stretches from the mountains to the sea. Preserved for its natural environment and cultural heritage in 1974, Wilder Ranch exists today as a state park.
Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper's "Six Californias" plan to break up the Golden State failed to qualify for November 2016's ballot, falling well short of the petition signatures required, the Secretary of State's Office reported Friday. Even Draper's $5.2 million personal investment in the proposed ballot measure wasn't enough to make it happen, foiling the myth that anyone with enough money can put anything they desire before California voters.
The California Classic Coast bicycle ride will arrive on southbound Highway 1 in Santa Cruz County on Saturday, Sept. 13. Highway 1 from Big Sur to the San Simeon State Park in San Luis Obispo County on Tuesday, Sept.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:04 pm
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