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3 hrs ago | Scotts Valley Banner

Duo arrested in Scotts Valley drug bust

Law enforcement officials arrested a 52-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman at a business on the 5300 block of Scotts Valley Drive on suspicion of drug and weapons charges.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Scotts Valley, CA, Ben Lomond, CA

4 hrs ago | Noozhawk

Group Pushes for Ballot Measure to Ban Fracking in Santa Barbara County

An army of volunteers has been working to gather signatures outside of Trader Joe's and among crowds meandering through local farmers markets over the past few weeks, wearing bright blue T-shirts that read "Ban Fracking in Santa Barbara County."

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara County, CA, Carpinteria, CA, Marin County, CA

7 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County Bank posts profitable quarter

SANTA CRUZ >> Santa Cruz County Bank, 10 years old and locally owned, posted a profit of $869,00 for the quarter ending March 31, up 1 percent from the prior quarter and up 9 percent from a year ago.

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Related Topix: Argentina, World News, Agriculture, Science, Small Business, Personal Finance, San Francisco, CA

19 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

As we see it: Hart right choice to be next county sheriff

Voters deserve to get a full airing of all issues before deciding on a new sheriff to guide, and administer, county law enforcement into the future.

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Related Topix: Opinion

23 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cops and Courts: April 24, 2014: Three women displaced in Live Oak house fire

Three Live Oak women and a dog were displaced from their house on the 300 block of Seventh Avenue after a Tuesday night fire destroyed part of a garage and damaged the rest of the home with smoke.

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

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz group organizing Constitutional Protection Zone

Rob Moddelmog speaks to a Santa Cruz crowd Wednesday about forming a Constitution Protection Zone in Santa Cruz.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, UC Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Sentinel

In sickness and in health: Sisters draw on childhood experiences to help kids with cancer

Santa Cruz Sentinel Anna Jakobsen leans on her sister Mieke's shoulder on her bed in Dominican Hospital on Wednesday morning as she awaits transfer to UCSF Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Nursing

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Assemblyman Mark Stone

Improperly discarded needles, also known as "sharps waste," pose a major health threat to members of the public and sanitation workers alike.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Opinion

The Salinas Californian

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's accepting trainee applications

The office currently has four vacancies for Deputy Sheriff and are anticipating further vacancies throughout out the hiring list due to retirement and normal attrition.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As we see it: Fear the worst for drought-dry fire season

It's not too early. In fact, it might be late. The peak fire season for California may not have officially started, but a calendar date isn't fooling fire officials.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Monterey County, CA, Big Sur, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Opinion

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz animal groups bracing for a litter of unwanted bunnies

Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Field Services Manager Todd Stosuy holds an adoptable rabbit at the shelter Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz council gives final OK for water rationing

Santa Cruz Water Director Rosemary Menard talks Tuesday to a meeting of the Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County as Soquel Creek Water District General Manager Kim Adamson looks on.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Quail Hollow awards show parks funding problem

FELTON >> Quail Hollow Ranch's off-the-beaten-path location in a teardrop-shaped valley between Felton and Loch Lomond keeps the 300-acre Santa Cruz County park something of an undiscovered gem.

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Related Topix: Felton, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office recruits deputies

Santa Cruz >> Leaders again opened the door to new recruits at the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office on Monday, announcing the agency is accepting applications for four deputy positions.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Felon arrested in Rio del Mar with guns, meth

Rio del Mar >> A 31-year-old felon was arrested Friday after authorities found him in possession of meth and two handguns.

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Related Topix: Rio del Mar, CA, Capitola, CA, Drugs

Patch.com

Pair Arrested For Meth & More at Scotts Valley Auto Shop

Authorities on Saturday arrested two suspects at a Scotts Valley auto repair shop on suspicion of possession of controlled substances.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA, Ben Lomond, CA

Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto set to 'enthusiastically' back open-space bond

Palo Alto officials are set to offer their endorsement tonight to an ambitious bond measure that would fund 25 open-space projects, including fresh trails in the Baylands, a new welcome center at Rancho San Antonio and the opening of upper La Honda Creek Preserve for public recreation.

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Related Topix: La Honda, CA, San Mateo County, CA, East Palo Alto, CA, Menlo Park, CA, Atherton, CA

Patch.com

Probationer Using Shaved Keys to Steal Hondas in Santa Cruz County

A 35-year-old man on probation for vehicle theft was arrested in Watsonville last week after police found him with numerous shaved car keys used to steal Honda model cars throughout Santa Cruz County, a police sergeant said.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Monterey County, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Watsonville man points police to sawed-off shotgun

Watsonville >> Police arrested a 28-year-old man Saturday when he told them where he had hidden his illegally modified gun.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, Monday, April 21: Women gather to support farming

UC Davis Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Helene Dillard will be the featured speaker at the annual Down to Earth Women Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 15 at Driscoll's Rancho Corralitos, 242 Corralitos Road.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, Corralitos, CA, Watsonville, CA, Martinez, CA

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