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1 hr ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Watsonville project cuts through digital divide

Jacob Martinez founded nonprofit Digital NEST to give Watsonville youth a shot at the tech economy, offering a place to learn and work out ideas.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Family, Kids, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

6 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz Councilwoman Hilary Bryant passes on second term

SANTA CRUZ >> City Councilwoman Hilary Bryant says she will not be a candidate in November's election, a decision that triggers an extension of the nomination period that opens Monday.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, UC Santa Cruz, Home Listing, Home

7 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Four arrested after loaded gun thrown from moving car

WATSONVILLE >> The Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team's Gang Task Force arrested four Watsonville-area men Friday after one allegedly threw a loaded handgun from their vehicle.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Editorial: Regulate big rigs on Highway 17

We're not talking about the death last November of the Google executive after a heroin overdose allegedly administered by a prostitute aboard the executive's yacht in the Santa Cruz harbor.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Opinion

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Naked man assaults officer during drug induced episode, police say

WATSONVILLE >> A 22-year-old Pajaro man was hospitalized after he ran around naked and allegedly broke windows and assaulted a Watsonville police officer during a drug induced episode Friday night, Watsonville police said.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Pajaro, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Sunnyvale man tricked teens into sending him provocative photos, police say

A Sunnyvale man was arrested at his home Thursday after he sent text messages to teenage girls so that they would send him provocative photos, Santa Cruz County authorities said.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Sunnyvale, CA

San Diego NewsCape

CDPH Lifts Warnings about Certain Seafood from Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties

The California Department of Public Health is lifting the April 4 and April 28, 2014 health advisories warning consumers not to eat recreationally harvested bivalve shellfish or the internal organs of commercially or recreationally caught anchovy, sardines, or crab taken from Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

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Related Topix: Monterey County, CA

KSBW-TV

Bay Area Man Accused of Fake Texting To Lure Teenage Girls

AND NOT JUST IN CALIFORNIA. ACTION NEWS REPORTER PHIL GOMEZ IS LIVE IN SANTA CRUZ ON HOW HE LURED IN HIS VICTIMS... ERIN... THE TEENS THOUGHT THEY WERE TEXTING THEIR DADS... BUT INVESTIGATORS SAY, INSTEAD THEY WERE TRADING TEXTS WITH A PREDATOR: SCOTT ANGELO WAS NOT HAPPY TO SEE NEWS CAMERAS TURN UP AT HIS SUNNYVALE HOME FRIDAY MORNING.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, July 12, 2014: Air district proposes burn permit fees

The Senior Citizens Opportunities is hosting a breakfast event from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at 222 Market St. in Santa Cruz.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Watsonville, CA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

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Santa Cruz County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission seeks applicants

The commission currently has vacancies in the 1st District 4th District and 5th District The commission is a 10-member volunteer body appointed by the Board of Supervisors to advise the Board and the County Alcohol and Drug Program on alcohol and drug abuse issues through participation in the planning process, development of the goals and policies ... (more)

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Related Topix: Soquel, CA, Capitola, CA, Watsonville, CA, Scotts Valley, CA

KION 46

Dangerous acid found in anchovies sardines

The California Department of Public Health lifted a seafood health warning issued in April about eating certain shellfish caught in Monterey or Santa Cruz Counties.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood, Monterey, CA, Monterey County, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Museum of Art & History unveils new vision for Abbott Square

A model of a transformed Abbott Square is on display in the downtown Santa Cruz gathering spot adjacent to the Museum of Art & History on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Highway 1 closed near Moss Landing after fatal accident Friday morning

MOSS LANDING >> Two people died Friday morning in a multiple vehicle collision Friday morning on Highway 1 just south of the Santa Cruz County line.

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Scotts Valley Banner

Guest column: Meehan Siding, a forgotten piece of Zayante's history

Olympia - Meehan1submitted7-11-14 .The Meehan siding, shown here in 1939, was once the hub of rail commerce to the Zayante community in the early 20th Century until heavy rains destroyed it in 1940.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Boulder Creek, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Police probe harbor hooker's trail of dead beaus

Alix Tichelman rises as her case is called in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cops and Courts: July 11, 2014: Aptos man arrested in graffiti case

A 20-year-old man arrested early Thursday entering Live Oak Elementary School with vandalism tools is suspected of spraying graffiti around Santa Cruz County.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Monterey County Herald

'Dharma Punx' author Noah Levine offers a Buddhist approach to...

Addiction is one of the most bedeviling and ruinous torments of the human experience.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County Migrant Head Start has openings for child care

Migrant Head Start provides child care for local farm workers at the home of Armando Zamudio and Estrella Palmerin-Zamudio.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

State denies parole for '73 Capitola murder-rapist

FOLSOM >> A 1973 Capitola convicted murder-rapist's "untreated predatory nature and sexual deviancy" caused a state board to deny parole this week, according to the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's office.

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA

Scotts Valley Banner

Restored locomotive returns to its native tracks

A little bit of local history rolled into town on Wednesday, July 9, as a steam locomotive that began its long life in Davenport more than 100 years ago returned to the rails in Santa Cruz County when it rolled from an oversized flatbed truck onto the tracks at Roaring Camp Railroads.

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Related Topix: 9, Davenport, CA, Felton, CA

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