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  1. How stolen Stradivarius ended up in Venice homea s basementRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    WASHINGTON >> Philip Johnson was dying of pancreatic cancer when he brought his former wife, Thanh Tran, to the basement of his home in Venice, California. Under a tarp that was weighted down with bricks was a violin case with a combination lock.


  2. Today in History: Happy Birthay Ian (Jethro Tull) AndersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    On August 10, 1945, a day after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Imperial Japan conveyed its willingness to surrender provided the status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged. In 1792, during the French Revolution, mobs in Paris attacked the Tuileries Palace, where King Louis XVI resided.


  3. William Scherer ready to unveil his indie thriller a House on Rodeo GulchaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Motorcycle experience: In September 2008, Bill set two world records and one national record for speed at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats on his 2006 ZX-14. His top speed was 199.678 miles per hour.


  4. Today in History: The sinking of the Rainbow WarriorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    On July 10, 1940, during World War II, the Battle of Britain began as the Luftwaffe started attacking southern England. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson personally delivered the Treaty of Versailles to the Senate and urged its ratification.


  5. California cuts water rightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Rudy Mussi, a “senior” water rights holder points out his alfalfa field and almond field that are irrigated with water from the Middle River. The river has supplied water since the property was purchased from the state in 1872.


  6. Today in history: Video -- a Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!aRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    The British government announced that The Beatles would each be made an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace later in the year; the selection sparked criticism, with some MBEs returning their medals in protest. The Republican national convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Warren G. Harding for president on the tenth ballot; Calvin Coolidge was nominated for vice president.


  7. Celebrities make splash with California drought awarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    In this file photo, morning traffic makes its way toward downtown Los Angeles along the Hollywood Freeway past an electronic sign warning of severe drought. From drought-shaming to eco-boasting, willing or not, celebrities play a role in raising awareness about the debilitating drought in Calif.


  8. Dern, Beals speak out against a crumb rubbera synthetic fieldsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    SACRAMENTO >> A Peninsula lawmaker has gotten some help from Hollywood on the eve of a big vote on a proposal to study the potential health risks of synthetic playing fields that have become a popular alternative for schools nationwide. Actresses Laura Dern and Jennifer Beals spoke out Wednesday in favor of legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, for a roughly $6 million analysis of the fields that use ground-up automobile tires, or crumb rubber, and have been identified as containing arsenic, lead, mercury and other toxic materials.


  9. Film review: a San Andreasa formulaic but effectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Disaster movies, which pre-date the zeitgeist's fascination with a world falling apart around us, are always great measures of the state of the Hollywood art of special effects. In “San Andreas,” you will believe the ground is rippling under Los Angeles, the cracking collapse of the Hoover Dam and that a tidal wave is submerging San Francisco.


  10. The Muppets to team up with several YouTube starsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to stream the video.


  11. Hollywood rolls out red carpet to 'influencer' fansRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Clad in his pajamas, Reid Jones often blogs about Marvel superhero movies, with starry ambitions of one day becoming an entertainment journalist. A few weeks ago, the 16-year-old woke up to that opportunity when he was invited to conduct red carpet interviews with the stars of Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" during the Los Angeles premiere.


  12. 1920s silent film, Native American cast get due decades lateRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    A long-lost silent film admired by historians as a rare visual account of Native American customs is being released after a private detective in North Carolina stumbled across a damaged copy. "The Daughter of Dawn" - first screened in Los Angeles in 1920 - features a large cast of Comanche and Kiowa people and shows scenes of buffalo hunting and ceremonial dances obscured by time.


  13. Clinton to make first Bay Area stop since announcementRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Hillary Clinton next week will make her first fundraising visit to the Bay Area since declaring her 2016 presidential candidacy. Some of the region's wealthiest Democrats are scribbling busily in their checkbooks for what's certain to be the first of many money sweeps Clinton will make to a region where she enjoys solid, deep-pocketed support.


  14. Don Mankiewicz, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, dies at 93Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Don M. Mankiewicz, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter from a legendary Hollywood family who created the television shows "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Ironside," has died at age 93. His son John tells the Los Angeles Times that Mankiewicz died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his home near Los Angeles. After graduating from Columbia University and serving in Army intelligence, Mankiewicz became a staff writer for the New Yorker and wrote a novel.


  15. UCSC hosts weekend juggling festival with free workshopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    When: Gym will be open 1-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and workshops will run within an hour of opening and closing times. Show is 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


  16. San Francisco poised to ban performances by exotic animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    San Francisco is poised to ban performances using bears, lions, elephants and other wild animals and join dozens of other places that have some kind of prohibition on using exotic animals for entertainment. The ordinance, which is expected to get final approval Tuesday from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, would apply to circuses, backyard birthday parties and filming of movies and television shows.


  17. Berdela s opens in downtown Santa Cruz; job growth up, unemployment down in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Bubb Rader named Berdel's, his store at 1233 Pacific Ave., after his grandmother. The brand features a distinctive pelican.


  18. 'Most dangerous movie ever made' charges into theatersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    "No animals were harmed during the making of 'Roar.' But 70 members of the cast and crew were."


  19. Comeback kid: Giants fan Bryan Stow continues his 'miraculous' recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Bryan Stow stands on a deck in his backyard. Using his left hand to balance his 250-pound frame on a walker, he wraps his right hand around a baseball and unleashes a pitch with all his might.


  20. Officials try to see if cougar is still camped under houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    This Nov. 2014 file photo provided by the National Park Service shows the Griffith Park mountain lion known as P-22. The mountain lion that's a local celebrity has moved in under a Los Angeles home, and despite wildlife workers using a prod and firing tennis balls and bean bags at it, it appears unwilling to move.


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