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  1. Santa Clara County, East Bay power Bay Area job gains of 7,600 positionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    The Bay Area added 7,600 jobs during October, a welcome counterpoint to two months of employment losses in August and September, and the region's jobless rates improved to their best levels in nearly two decades, state labor officials and economists reported Friday. The hiring upswing, combined with the improvement in the unemployment rates, suggested the Bay Area economy is in a robust state, an indicator that offers hopeful guideposts for the vital holiday hiring and shopping season.

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  2. Police nationwide work on tactics for far-right ralliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    In this file photo, demonstrators clash during a free speech rally in Berkeley A series of violent clashes in Berkeley left the city's police force struggling to strike a balance between preventing violence and protecting free speech. SHELBYVILLE, Tenn.

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  3. Santa Cruz Countya s domestic violence numbers fluctuateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    SANTA CRUZ >> There isn't one rationale that explains the fluctuating domestic violence case totals in Santa Cruz County, police said Friday. In October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the District Attorney's Office tallies calls related to relationship abuse in Santa Cruz County and reports them in the Sentinel.

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  4. At this unusual startup accelerator, being gay is a prerequisiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    SAN FRANCISCO >> Among the dozens of Bay Area startup accelerators, where entrepreneurs guzzle free coffee and work feverishly on products they hope will change the world, StartOut Growth Lab stands out, thanks to one unusual statistic. StartOut Growth Lab is one of several new programs seeking to remedy Silicon Valley's lack of diversity by offering services and funding only to specific groups of under-represented founders, whether it's members of the LGBTQ community, Hispanics, African-Americans or women. 2 comments

  5. Workers at some UC campuses say they dona t earn fair wagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    In 2015, UC President Janet Napolitano announced with great fanfare that the University of California would become the first public university in the country to voluntarily set a $15 minimum wage. But two years later, a review of audits and pay documents by this news organization indicates that the system is doing a poor job of monitoring compliance with Napolitano's feel-good edict - and that at least some workers continue to make far less.

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  6. Bay Area hammered by loss of 4,700 jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    For the second straight month, the Bay Area lost thousands of jobs in September, making it the worst month for employment locally since February 2010. The setback for the local economy comes as the crucial holiday shopping and hiring season draws near, and contrasts with a strong hiring picture statewide.

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  7. Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of goldRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    WASHINGTON >> It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent and even in orbit to a distant spot in the sky.

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  8. Katrina Maestri: Act on Dyslexia Awareness Month guidelinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month, and Chartwell School in Seaside would like to highlight the California Dyslexia Guidelines issued this August in conjunction with Assembly Bill 1369. For almost 35 years Chartwell has empowered students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities to achieve their academic and social potential.

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  9. Santa Cruz County median home price $828,500 in AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Asking price is $797,500 for this three-bedroom, two-bath house at 213 Jackson St., Santa Cruz, slated for two open houses this weekend. SANTA CRUZ >> The median home price in Santa Cruz County for August was $828,500, about the same as a year ago, but prices could drop 10 percent if the Trump tax reform initiative is approved.

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  10. Tom Petty dies at 66 after heart attack, reports sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Petty was reportedly “rushed to the hospital” on Sunday night after being found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest. The 66-year-old leader of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - a band that just performed four shows in Northern California in August - was reportedly not breathing when he was found.

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  11. Oroville fish hatchery sees lowest salmon run in yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    That's what hatchery workers are wondering, left scratching their heads after seeing low levels for fall-run Chinook salmon - about a third of the average for this time period. “These are the lowest numbers we've seen in the last few years, for sure,” said Anna Kastner, manager of the Feather River Fish Hatchery.

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  12. Job losses jolt Bay Area, South Bay, San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Buses ferrying tech workers back from their jobs in Silicon Valley to their homes in San Francisco have become a permanent part of the commute along Highway 101. The Bay Area shed 4,700 jobs in August, the worst month for job losses in seven years for the nine-county region.

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  13. It could be a a La Nadaa type of winter in California, say climatologistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Ken R. Wells - Lake County Publishing file photograph Cache Creek flows past houses at the Grigsby Riffle at Lake Street and Dam Road in Clearlake, about five miles upstream from the Cache Creek Dam. Yolo County farmers get a lot of their water from the Clear Lake through Cache Creek.

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  14. Highway 1 to reopen summer 2018 at massive Big Sur slide with $40 million price tagRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Big Sur >> Rebuilding Highway 1 over the massive landslide at Mud Creek will cost $40 million and should reopen to traffic by late summer 2018. Caltrans says the timeline for rebuilding the road will depend on this winter's weather, which could cause further delays.

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  15. Senate trucking bill voted down, Santa Cruz family plans to try again next yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    SANTA CRUZ >> Commercial driving license legislation Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, introduced for the second year was blocked Friday by a state finance committee that ruled the legislation could be a liability. Senate Bill 158 sought minimum behind-the-wheel training and certified instruction to qualify for certain commercial-driving licenses in California.

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  16. California right-winger behind Charlottesville violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    White nationalist Richard Spencer and Nathan Damigo of Identity Evropa speak to select media in a building serving as office space on August 14, 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia. Spencer, head of the National Policy Institute and self-described creator of the term "alt-right," announced his intention to speak at rallies at Texas A&M University and the University of Florida in September.

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  17. Back to school: Are your kids up to speed with their vaccines?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Daria Belle, 9, smiles after bravely getting her flu shot with the support of Malia Dornan, 8, left, as Marci Bunkers, RN, puts a bandage on at Yu Ming Charter School in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. August - ouch - is National Immunization Awareness Month and the start of school for many, timely reminders why local and state public health​ officials are urging parents to make sure their children are up to speed with their vaccines, preventing diseases like measles and whooping cough that can easily spread in childcare and school settings.

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  18. Coast Line: Santa Cruza s gas price dips 1 cent in AugustRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Drivers in Santa Cruz are paying an average of $2.96 per gallon for unleaded gasoline in August, Northern California AAA reported Wednesday. The average price in northern California and statewide is also $2.96, AAA reported.

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  19. Meat pies, stone tossing and beard grooming: Scottish festival celebrates 50 years in MontereyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Thomas Campbell pours water over Daniellle Platt from a chamber pot while dressed during the Monterey Scottish Games and Celtic Festival at the Monterey County Fair and Events Center on Sunday August 6, 2017. Campbell was dressed as part of a group that toured around Scotland with the Queen of Scots in 1562.

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  20. Kathleen Parker: Cosmopolitan with a twistRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2017 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    What better way to usher in the hissingly hot dog days of summer, otherwise known as August, than with a high-wire verbal duel between CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta and White House sniper Stephen Miller. The sniping began during a news conference Wednesday, the same day President Trump endorsed Senate Republicans' plan to reform legal immigration from family-based to skill-based standards.

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