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3 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Watsonville man points police to sawed-off shotgun

Watsonville >> Police arrested a 28-year-old man Saturday when he told them where he had hidden his illegally modified gun.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA

7 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, Monday, April 21: Women gather to support farming

UC Davis Dean of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Helene Dillard will be the featured speaker at the annual Down to Earth Women Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 15 at Driscoll's Rancho Corralitos, 242 Corralitos Road.

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Related Topix: UC Davis, Corralitos, CA, Watsonville, CA, Martinez, CA

11 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Scott Lindberg and Christie Thomas, Santa Cruz County Stories: Aptos...

Cristie Thomas and Scott Lundberg design and fabricate architectural and sculptural elements out of steel for landscapes and homes.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA, Boulder Creek, CA, Monterey County, CA

14 hrs ago | Patch.com

Fugitive With Guns & Meth Nabbed at Aptos Motel by Gang Task Force & SC PD

A 31-year-old man was arrested at an Aptos motel Friday after two days earlier eluding officers attempting to serve a Gang Task Force warrant, police said.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA, Drugs

19 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

Now, tax scams become rampant

You think, "I better answer this call." You are told that you owe a large tax bill and will need to immediately wire money to avoid serious consequences.

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Related Topix: Tax, Social Security, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Patch.com

Dumb & Dumber Pot Peddlers; Despicable Elder Attack; Body Art at Museum

Street Thugs Knock Down 86-Year-Old Lady in Attempted Purse Snatching . Video of suspects obtained from area surveillance camera.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, US Politics, US News, Sam Farr, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Santa Cruz Sentinel

In Good Faith: Soquel Creek water board to reconsider church project

Twin Lakes Church students go to class in four portables church officials want to replace with a proposed new building.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA

Times-Standard

Half the rain, triple the wildfires; North Coast firefighters prep early for approaching season

With three times the average wildfires this year amidst an ongoing statewide drought, Northern California firefighters are making early preparations for a potentially brutal fire season.

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Related Topix: Weather, Willow Creek, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Shasta County, CA, Eureka, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Patch.com

Saturday To-Do List: Recycle Your Tires, Then Go Clean the Beach

BUENA VISTA OR BEN LOMOND TRANSFER STATIONS, SANTA CRUZ COUNTY. 9 A.M. SAN LORENZO RIVER CLEANUP EVENT ORGANIZED BY SAVE OUR SHORES.

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Related Topix: Ben Lomond, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Senior Wish Day looks for volunteers

Aptos >> Every year, Santa Cruz County residents lend a hand on Senior Wish Day.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Three arrested on suspicion of robbery in Watsonville

Watsonville >> After a brief car chase, three suspected Watsonville gang members were arrested late Thursday on suspicion of armed robbery, Watsonville police said.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

As We See It: Drought survey should be a call to action

Californians finally agree on something. A Field Poll released this week shows 88 percent of those surveyed believe the state is facing a serious water shortage.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Monterey County, CA, Opinion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cops and Courts: April 18, 2014: Santa Cruz bank robber's sentencing delayed

A 48-year-old admitted bank robber due to be sentenced to seven years in prison took a time out Thursday.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA, Capitola, CA, Watsonville, CA

Patch.com

Most Wanted: Santa Cruz Deputies Seeking These Two

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office today released photos and details of two outstanding suspects.

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Related Topix: Scotts Valley, CA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Watsonville scores $750,000 grant for Pinto Lake cleanup

Watsonville encouraged Pinto Lake anglers to fish out carp which are contributing to the toxic algae problem.

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Related Topix: Watsonville, CA, Medicine, Nutrition, Santa Cruz, CA

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Solitary confinement, even for youth

A surveillance camera shows an isolation cell at the Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall, which has been credited with dramatically reducing the amount of time juveniles spend in solitary confinement.

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Related Topix: Santa Cruz, CA

CBS Local

String Of Burglaries In Santa Cruz Summit Area Puts Homeowners On Alert

Santa Cruz County sheriff's officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for a suspect and car in connection with a recent string of burglaries in the Summit area of the county.

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Indybay.org

HUFF resolution strongly denouncing CPS

Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom met on April 16 with a homeless couple who had their adorable daughter, 8-month old Baby I, removed from them by the Santa Cruz County Child Protective Services, and placed in foster care.

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

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Coast Lines, April 17, 2014: Bacteria levels high at Cowell Beach

The Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency reported high bacteria levels Tuesday at Cowell Beach west of the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf.

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Related Topix: Capitola, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, UC Santa Cruz

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Aptos teen shows courage in water rescue

Tenaya Greeninger, 14, stands overlooking Seacliff Beach in Aptos on Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA, Rio del Mar, CA

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