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  1. Fourth victim identified in fatal crash near Santa CruzRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

    Authorities on Tuesday named the fourth victim in a Freedom Boulevard crash -- 16-year-old Vanessa Guzman of Watsonville -- the same day school leaders made a plea for students not to drink and drive. Guzman and a 17-year-old girl injured in the crash had attended Renaissance High School outside La Selva Beach since the fall and were passengers in the wrecked Mercedes.

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  2. Suspected Japanese tsunami debris found at Santa Cruz beachRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

    Debris from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that shook Japan in 2011 and triggered a tsunami continues to wash up on the West Coast and Hawaii. While walking along Three Mile Beach on Santa Cruz's North Coast on Sunday, woodworker Matt Lovemark of Santa Cruz found a large log he believes came from Japan.

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  3. Reward raised to $25,000 in Santa Cruz County puppy killing caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Contra Costa Times

    A reward was raised Monday from $6,000 to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in a puppy killing on Minto Road. A 4- to 6-week-old Chihuahua-miniature pinscher puppy was found dead near its mother at a turnout about 5 p.m. Feb. 20, said Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter field services manager Todd Stosuy.

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  4. Victims ID'd in quadruple fatal, alcohol-fueled car crash near Santa CruzRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Inside Bay Area

    Authorities identified Arturo Avalos, a 22-year-old from Watsonville, as the Mercedes driver killed in a crash on Freedom Boulevard on Sunday night, as well as an 18-year-old Watsonville man and a 19-year-old Watsonville woman who were killed in the front seat of the car. Teresita Brady, 19, was sitting on the lap of 18-year-old Osbaldo Melgoza-Oritz in a black Mercedes C320, according to the California Highway Patrol and Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office.

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  5. UC Santa Cruz LGBTQ community calls for change after attack on gay studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Inside Bay Area

    Members of the UC Santa Cruz lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community launched a petition demanding the university enact changes in the wake of an attack on a gay student thought to be a hate crime by police. The petition comes roughly three weeks after two men -- one, a UC Santa Cruz student -- were arrested after allegedly attacking others during a party because of one victim's sexual orientation.

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  6. Quality testing potRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Inside Bay Area

    Associate Scientist Kyle Boyar checks petri films of cannabis samples that are undergoing testing at SC Labs in Santa Cruz, Calif., Feb. 24, 2015. SC Labs cannabis potency testing offers a full cannabinoid profiling, utilizing High Performance Liquid Chromatography for cannabinoid analysis.

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  7. Marijuana quality testing going mainstreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | Contra Costa Times

    Cannabis used to be what moonshine is to alcohol, its content as murky as a cloud of smoke lingering over a Phish concert. Now a cadre of Bay Area laboratories can tell you exactly what you're getting for your money -- creating reliability, safety and standardization in a business that long relied on the casual assurances of a skanky friend from Stonerville.

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  8. Bill aims to educate big-rig drivers in wake of Highway 17 fatal crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Contra Costa Times

    Trailing a big-rig crash in July that killed a 25-year-old Santa Cruz man on Highway 17, a new state bill aims to require more driving education for inexperienced truckers. State Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, said he introduced the bill Tuesday to help prevent crashes like the one that killed 25-year-old Daniel McGuire on July 10, 2014.

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  9. Santa Cruz volleyball instructor faces prison if convicted of charges ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Inside Bay Area

    A 49-year-old Santa Cruz volleyball coach was charged Wednesday with sending harmful material to a minor and failing to register as a sex offender, both felonies that could lead to more than three years in prison, attorneys said. In Santa Cruz County Superior Court, Club Shoreline Volleyball coach Kjell Nilssen arrived with more than a dozen supporters.

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  10. Santa Cruz giant water slide event plans nixedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Contra Costa Times

    An entertainment company formerly eying more than a dozen locations for one-day rollouts of its giant 1,000-foot long water slide events has removed all California listings, including Santa Cruz, from its website. Locally, the Utah-based Slide the City's special event permit application proposed to shut down Bay Street and Bay Drive for 20 hours on Oct. 10, not far from UC Santa Cruz.

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  11. Flattened wavesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Inside Bay Area

    Surfers head out to ride the waves at the popular surf break known as Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. A rapidly changing global climate could determine the fate of surfing in Santa Cruz in the new century.

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  12. Trial nears for accused killer call girl Alix Tichelman in Google exec's heroin overdose deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Contra Costa Times

    Supporters of Alix Tichelman display signs to courthouse visitors Monday morning prior to Tichelman's appearance in court. An Alix Tichelman supporter holds a sign outside the courthouse Monday, referring to the Google executive who died from a heroin overdose in the company of Tichelman.

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  13. Bummer! Climate change may flatten Santa Cruz's famed wavesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Contra Costa Times

    Surfers ride the waves at the popular surf break known as Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. A rapidly changing global climate could determine the fate of surfing in Santa Cruz in the new century.

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  14. Review: Doug Carn opens Bay Area tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Contra Costa Times

    Forty years ago, in the heyday of his career, organist Doug Carn put out a series of albums on the Black Jazz record label. They were dynamite, filled with great tunes -- like jazz reflections of Earth, Wind and Fire -- and they had a militant, uplifting energy, coming in the wake of John Coltrane's revolution and the black power movement.

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  15. Authorities unravel Santa Cruz volleyball coach's pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | Inside Bay Area

    More teen girls may have been victimized by a 49-year-old Santa Cruz club volleyball coach accused of attempting to have sex with a 16-year-old girl, authorities said Thursday. Kjell Nilssen, a volunteer coach at Club Shoreline Volleyball, used Facebook and WhatsApp -- a mobile messaging application -- to make sexual advances toward at least one girl, said Santa Cruz County sheriff's detective April Skalland.

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  16. Deputies seek woman who abandoned baby in Santa CruzRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Contra Costa Times

    Jeanette Susan Herum, a 29-year-old woman from Santa Cruz, gave birth to a boy at Sutter Maternity Center in November 2012. This week, Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies tried to revive her case by distributing Herum's picture to the media and offering details of her disappearance.

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  17. Lifeguards rescue three teens at Rio del Mar during busy weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Contra Costa Times

    State Parks lifeguards rescued three 14-year-old Aptos girls who struggled in the surf off Rio del Mar on Saturday, authorities said. The girls were brought to the beach about 3:40 p.m., said State Parks Public Safety Superintendent Bill Wolcott.

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  18. Deputies: Santa Cruz volleyball coach attempted sex with minorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | Contra Costa Times

    A 49-year-old coach at Shoreline Volleyball Club has been accused of attempting to have sex with a teen girl who played at the club, Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies said Tuesday. Kjell Nilssen of Santa Cruz coached indoor and beach volleyball for more than 20 years and ran the private club with his wife, said Sgt.

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  19. Man injured in fall from rail at Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Contra Costa Times

    A 20-year-old man was injured Saturday after he fell from a second-story rail at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The man was sitting on a rail on an upper deck of the Boardwalk about 4 p.m., said Boardwalk spokesman Kris Reyes.

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  20. 'Bubbly bandit' arrested in Santa Cruz champagne theftRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Inside Bay Area

    A 49-year-old transient woman turned herself in to authorities Monday after police released images of her stealing $600 worth of champagne from a Santa Cruz grocery store. Laurie Dawn Soderman surrendered at the Santa Cruz police station on Center Street about 1:30 p.m. and was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor theft and a probation violation, said Santa Cuz police Lt.

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