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3 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Salinas man arrested in Watsonville with filed-down shotgun

WATSONVILLE >> A 36-year-old Salinas man was arrested Saturday afternoon after several witnesses called police to report a man in a Lexus with a gun.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Salinas, CA

7 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Addi Somekh, Santa Cruz County Stories: UCSC alum travels world as balloon artist

Addi Somekh's ability to twist balloons into mind-bending art has taken the UC Santa Cruz graduate into unexpected directions.

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Related Topix: UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

12 hrs ago | KSBW-TV

Runners compete in Wharf to Wharf Race

Thousands of runners participated in a 6-mile run from Santa Cruz to Capitola on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Capitola, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Encouraging charitable giving: Eileen Hamilton learns from her own experiences

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is one of a series on happiness and well-being featuring Santa Cruz County residents, highlighting the guiding beliefs and philosophy as well as the challenges, achievements and struggles that have given meaning to their lives.

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Related Topix: Wedding, University of the Pacific, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Kaleidoscope seeks buyer; Pretty Mama announces closing

Sheryl Guidera, the owner of Kaleidoscope Toy Store, is looking to sell and retire after owning the business for 25 years.

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Home Listing, Home, Santa Cruz, CA, Aptos, CA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Heat expected to fade in Santa Cruz County

Tessa Clifton, 8, from left, Phoebe Clifton, 10 and Nora Clifton, 8, splash through the San Lorenzo River at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park near Felton on Friday afternoon in an effort to escape the inland heat.

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Related Topix: Felton, CA, Boulder Creek, CA, Weather, Ben Lomond, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Costs rise on Santa Cruz greenbelt path project

A pedestrian and bike path is slated to open in November inside Arana Gulch. The project could go 300,000 over its construction budget because of unforeseen difficulties with a suspension bridge.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Live Oak, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Water off Capitola Beach cleared by police after unknown substance found in water

CAPITOLA >> A bizarre scene unfolded at the beach in Capitola on Friday afternoon with thousands of dead fish on the beach and a paste-like substance in the water.

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Soquel, CA

KION 46

Faith-based community collecting donations for undocumented immigrant kids

The faith-based community on the Central Coast is asking for help to aid tens of thousands of undocumented immigrant children and their families crossing the border.

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Related Topix: Family, US News, Illegal Immigration, Kids, Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Be wary of online mortgage lenders, solicitations

We have all received offers that sounded too good to be true. The challenge is to discern what is real from what is bogus.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Scotts Valley Banner

Horses replaced by cattle in Glenwood Preserve property

Land Trust of Santa Cruz County Conservation director Brian largay shows the cattle field, and eventual hiking area, at the Glenwood Open Space Preserve in Scotts Valley Visitors to Siltanen Park and residents of Tabor Drive may have noticed in recent weeks that the horses, once so familiar a sight in the open pasture of the adjacent Glenwood Open ... (more)

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Patch.com

Bookshop Santa Cruz Hosts Acclaimed Marine Expert, Conservationist

Announcement: Friday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at Bookshop Santa Cruz at 1520 Pacific Ave. Join Bookshop Santa Cruz and Save Our Shores for a celebration of Blue Mind , book signing with Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, an acclaimed marine biologist and conservationist.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, July 25, 2014: Overnight traffic camera installation project

Caltrans will begin an overnight project to install traffic cameras along six miles of Highway 1 from Freedom Boulevard in Aptos to Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz Monday at 9 p.m. No traffic delays are anticipated since no lane closures are required, but motorists should be aware of work crews in the area.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA, Boulevard, CA, Capitola, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Monterey County Herald

Latinos have edge in whooping cough war

Gretchen Rubio-Lopez, 1, reacts to a vaccination shot given to her by medical assistant Vanessa Munoz as she is held by her mother, Veronica Rubio, at the Salud Para La Gente Health Clinic in Watsonville.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Santa Cruz, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Live Oak man convicted of murdering housemate

Julie Burr is embraced by loved ones outside of the Santa Cruz County Courthouse Department 6 on Thursday after hearing the guilty verdict for Nicholas Kusalich, the man accused of killing her father Robert Burr in 2010.

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Related Topix: Live Oak, CA, Soquel, CA, Aptos, CA

The Salinas Californian

Santa Cruz County Most WantedSanta Cruz County Most WantedName:...

Name: Jeffrey James Arnott Wanted For: Felony Absconding for Possession of Methamphetamine and Stolen Property Age: 40 Description: White male, "511", 180 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes City of Residence: Santa Cruz Details: Arnott failed to comply with terms of probation Agency: Santa Cruz County Submitted by: Sergeant Kelly Kent Santa Cruz County ... (more)

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Theft and burglary suspect wanted in two counties

SANTA CRUZ >> Local law enforcement task forces are combining in search of a 28-year-old suspect in a series of theft and burglary crimes in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Street Smarts: Using trash bins to save parking spots; breaking through a barrier in Scotts Valley

You might suggest that your reader who is having trouble parking on the street in front of his or her home take a swing by Monarch Way on the Westside of Santa Cruz.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

John Geringer, Christopher Luck of GLR Growth Fund plead guilty to securities fraud

SCOTTS VALLEY >> John Geringer and Christopher Luck, accused of running a $60 million Ponzi scheme with Keith Rode, have pleaded guilty in federal court to three counts involving securities fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA, Marketing, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County rewriting affordable housing rules

SANTA CRUZ >> Santa Cruz County is weighing the most significant rewrite of affordable housing rules since local voters ushered in an era of slow growth in the 1970s.

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Related Topix: Argentina, World News, San Mateo County, CA, Foster City, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

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