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  1. Hey coders, Hack Ucsc offers $80,000 in prizesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 | Los Gatos Weekly-Times

    Yes, Virginia, students who want to participate in the Jan. 9-11 hackathon hosted by UC Santa Cruz will have shot at $80,000 in prizes, but entrants will have to pay a $25 fee. That's up from $10,000 in prizes awarded last spring at the inaugural hackathon, a coding marathon in which teams work to create apps and programs.

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  2. King tides to hit Monterey Bay shoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 20 | San Jose Mercury News

    The tides offer a preview of the future as sea levels continue to rise, scientists say. In the Monterey Bay, sea level is rising up to an eighth of an inch per year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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  3. Children of farmworkers uprooted by California rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | The Campbell Reporter

    Claudia Morales, 13, center, in red, boards a school bus with friends at a migrant laborers camp where she lives Nov. 19 in Watsonville. Thousands of migrant farmworker children in Central California are handing in their text books, packing their bags and heading to new schools in the Central Valley or Mexico.

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  4. Police make sixth arrest in Watsonville shooting deaths of 33-year-old man, 4-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Campbell Reporter

    Police early Tuesday arrested the sixth of eight suspects implicated in a Watsonville gang-related double homicide that left a 33-year-old man and 4-year-old girl dead in October. The arrest of Amado Marshal Hernandez came a day after Watsonville Police Department arrested four new suspects in the case and identified three others.

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  5. Wish Book: Outdoor classroom persuades kids to eat fruits and veggiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Campbell Reporter

    On 120 acres of rolling farmland, children growing up in the shadow of Silicon Valley have left their cellphones in the barn. They're even peering into the eyes of wispy-bearded goats.

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  6. Man's car stolen at gunpoint near Watsonville Police DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | San Jose Mercury News

    A 44-year-old man was carjacked at gunpoint just a block away from the Watsonville Police Department Monday evening. The victim was parking his gold two-door 1997 Dodge Saturn when he was approached by two males who looked to be about 18 or 19 years old, said Watsonville detective Charlie Bailey.

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  7. Assemblyman seeks ban on offensive mascots in California public schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 4 | San Jose Mercury News

    Assemblyman Luis Alejo wants to end the use of "Redskins" as a mascot in California public schools, once and for all. The Watsonville Democrat introduced a bill Monday to ban the name, which is still used by a handful of high schools around the state.

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  8. Assemblyman seeks ban on offensive mascots in California public schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | The Campbell Reporter

    Assemblyman Luis Alejo wants to end the use of "Redskins" as a mascot in California public schools, once and for all. The Watsonville Democrat introduced a bill Monday to ban the name, which is still used by a handful of high schools around the state.

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  9. Jury finds Caltrans partially at fault in Highway 17 death of Brentwood manRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | The Sunnyvale Sun

    A jury on Tuesday found Caltrans partially at fault in the 2012 death of a Brentwood man who crashed on Highway 17's Laurel Curve. Awarding Gerald Wener's widow Diana Wener $731,000 in damages for the civil case, the jury assessed that Caltrans was 15 percent at fault for the fatal crash.

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  10. Widow of Graniterock CEO brings Northern California construction...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | The Campbell Reporter

    For more than 25 years, she's served as the resident historian at Graniterock, the Watsonville-based construction materials and service company. And lately she's found herself immersed in the arts.

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  11. Mutant grapes? No, they're giant Holiday seedlessRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    Ready for the Holidays? California grows about 700,000 acres of table grapes, roughly 99 percent of the nation's supply. But Holiday seedless grapes are something special.

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  12. Near Gilroy, missing plane foundRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    Rescue workers Sunday morning found at least one deceased victim in the wreckage of a small airplane in the hills east of town a day after the craft took off from an airport near Hollister and failed to return, according to law enforcement agencies. The San Benito Sheriff's Office said the Cessna 140 aircraft carried two people, a male and female, but did not report their identities.

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  13. San Jose: Police connect Watsonville double-murder suspect to South Bay robbery crewRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    A man sitting in a Santa Cruz County jail cell for a Watsonville restaurant shooting that killed a man and a 4-year-old girl last month has now been formally linked to a robbery crew implicated in a string of South Bay bank holdups, authorities said. Investigators believe Michael Angelo Escobar, 31, is part of the same Norteno street gang out of Salinas associated with the robbery suspects: Daniel Chavez, 32, of Salinas, Antonio Chavez, 22, of Watsonville, and Jesse Hernandez, 24, of Fresno.

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  14. Watsonville bans e-cigarettes in public spacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    In a 5-0 vote, the council passed a city ordinance that bans e-cigarette smoking in parks, retail shops, restaurants and city buildings. "We really need to do what we can to be proactive when we see some of these alternatives to tobacco," said Councilwoman Trina Coffman-Gomez.

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  15. Watsonville double homicide suspect kicked out patrol car window, prosecutors sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | The Campbell Reporter

    SANTA CRUZ >> Watsonville double homicide defendant Michael Angelo Escobar kicked out a window of a patrol car during his arrest Oct. 10, prompting a felony vandalism charge, Santa Cruz County prosecutors said Wednesday. A court document filed Oct. 15 stated that Escobar "unlawfully and maliciously" caused more than $400 in damage to a Watsonville police vehicle after he was chased down by a sergeant and apprehended in a shooting on Main Street.

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  16. Man accused of fatally shooting 4-year-old girl, Watsonville man ordered held without bailRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Cupertino Courier

    Accused in the shooting death of a 4-year-old girl and a 33-year-old Watsonville man outside a Watsonville restaurant Friday night, Michael Angelo Escobar was charged with two counts of murder, gang allegations and other charges in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Wednesday. Judge Stephen Sillman ordered Escobar, 31, to be held without bail in Santa Cruz County Jail instead of the original $10 million bail because of the severity of the case.

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  17. Perfect pistachiosRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    Pistachio green never looked so good. There was a time not that long ago when the only pistachios you could buy came from Turkey or Iran -- and they were dyed red.

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  18. Sept. 22 Readers' lettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | The Campbell Reporter

    We applaud the report by the Institute of Medicine released this week that recommends that regular end-of-life conversations become part of patients' primary care, starting at age 18, and that doctors should be paid for time spent on these discussions. There is much to fix in the current system.

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  19. Watsonville: Three teens arrested in baseball-bat beating of store clerkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    Watsonville police arrested two 17-year-olds and a 19-year-old man this week in connection with a violent robbery with a baseball bat that left a store clerk with a fractured skull. The trio robbed La Tiendita Market on Rodriguez Street in Watsonville on Sept.

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  20. Dan Walters: Three obscure bills show how big policy gets buriedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | San Jose Mercury News

    The Legislature was in full sausage-factory mode during the last days of the biennial session that ended on Aug. 30, spewing hundreds of bills onto Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. In time-dishonored fashion, many of the bills were either newly minted or underwent last-minute changes and therefore received only cursory attention.

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