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  1. Climate change may flatten Monterey Baya s famed wavesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Monterey County Herald

    Ron Triplett hits the lip while surfing in the 25th Annual Sunshine Freestyle Surfabout at Carmel Beach on June 5, 2005. Santa Cruz >> On a summer day in 1885, three Hawaiian princes surfed at the mouth of the San Lorenzo River on crudely constructed boards made from coastal redwoods, bringing the sport to the North American mainland.


  2. Attorneys inch toward trial in a harbor hookera caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Monterey County Herald

    SANTA CRUZ >> Smiling and looking relatively relaxed in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Monday, accused killer call girl Alix Tichelman accepted an April 13 court date to set a preliminary hearing in the death of Google executive Forrest Hayes. Tichelman, 27, is accused of felony manslaughter, drug and prostitution charges in the November 2013 heroin overdose of Hayes on his yacht in the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor.


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

    Monday Feb 16 | Monterey County Herald

    SANTA CRUZ >> 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.


  4. Onewheel leaving Mountain View and rolling into Santa CruzRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Monterey County Herald

    After raising $630,000 last year with a campaign on Kickstarter, Kyle Doerksen is moving his startup from Mountain View to Santa Cruz and hiring engineers, marketing and customer service staff. He said he's tired of commuting over the hill to Silicon Valley.


  5. Kuumbwa founder Tim Jackson receives the Smith AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 5 | Monterey County Herald

    Just as the Kuumbwa Jazz Center celebrates its 40th anniversary, the man who founded and still runs the celebrated nonprofit jazz club has won a major recognition. Tim Jackson, who co-founded the Kuumbwa in 1975, has been named the latest recipient of the Eloise Pickard Smith Award by the Santa Cruz County Arts Commission.


  6. School: Sea otter conceived in wild is 1st born in captivityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Monterey County Herald

    A sea otter impregnated in the wild has given birth at the University of California, Santa Cruz, allowing researchers a rare look at a nursing mother. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports Friday that it's the first time a sea otter pup conceived in the wild was born in captivity.


  7. Tom Karwin, On Gardening: The ancient art of espalieringRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | Monterey County Herald

    One of the oldest advanced techniques of gardening - and one of my favorites - is espaliering, which involves shaping woody plants into two-dimensional shapes. Now, in bare root season, it's timely to consider this tree-training technique.


  8. Spare the Air: Campaign comes to MontereyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Monterey County Herald

    Dark clouds roll in near Castroville on Thursday. The Spare the Air campaign comes to Monterey Bay Area this year for the first time though local alerts are not expected because of Monterey's geography.


  9. Best Bets, Jan. 8-14: Rock Scully tribute and international songwritersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Monterey County Herald

    After completing a fruitful, weeklong workshop in Ben Lomond, songwriters from across the world will share what they created during a special concert Saturday in Monterey. Participants in this year's Listening Room International Songwriters Retreat come from Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom and right here in the U.S. One of the featured musicians Saturday will be Swedish singer Annika Fehling, whose blend of Americana, folk and pop are heard regularly on European TV and radio.


  10. Desal test well lawsuits headed to Santa Cruz CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Monterey County Herald

    Monterey >> Two lawsuits aimed at halting California American Water's desalination test slant well project are headed to Santa Cruz County. All parties to the lawsuits agreed in Monterey County Superior Court on Wednesday to move to the Santa Cruz courts after Judge Thomas Wills suggested attorneys for the parties try to reach an agreement on a proposed venue, appearing to end a weeks-long battle over where the cases will be heard.


  11. Attorney: Other women visited Google exec's yachtRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2014 | Monterey County Herald

    An attorney for a Northern California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht says other women visited the man and may have consumed drugs with him before he died. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported Saturday that a judge ordered prosecutors to turn over to Alix Tichelman's public defender any evidence that shows other women visiting Forrest Hayes' yacht before he was found dead on it in the Santa Cruz, California, harbor on Nov. 22, 2013.


  12. Keeley: a oeNot seekinga CPUC postRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 | Monterey County Herald

    Santa Cruz >> Santa Cruz County Treasurer/Tax Collector Fred Keeley said he is “not seeking” a position heading the state's top utility regulator. Keeley, a longtime Santa Cruz resident with strong ties to Sacramento, helped manage the state through an energy crisis in the early 2000s while a state lawmaker.


  13. Teen claims responsibility for shooting threat at Santa Cruz High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | Monterey County Herald

    SANTA CRUZ >> A day after Santa Cruz High School was shut down because of an email threat of a mass shooting, a student who says he's 16 and sent the email, went to school Thursday as if nothing had happened. The student, who contacted the Sentinel by four anonymous Twitter accounts and then with an exchange of masked emails Thursday, said he was an honor student with an interest in technology and no criminal record.


  14. Threat of mass shooting prompts canceled classes at Santa Cruz High SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Monterey County Herald

    SANTA CRUZ >> Santa Cruz police are investigating an email threat of a mass shooting at Santa Cruz High School, where school district officials canceled classes Wednesday out of caution. Santa Cruz High School Principal Karen Edmonds received an encrypted email about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday that contained specific threats about the time, place and manner of an attack, said Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Steve Clark.


  15. Commercial crabbing season begins SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Monterey County Herald

    Commercial fisherman Christian Zajak offloads crab from his boat in Santa Cruz in November 2013. SANTA CRUZ >> California crabbers are patching their crab pots and getting ready to head out to sea for the start of another Dungeness crab season.


  16. Kathryn McKenzie, Living Green: Another reason to recycle it helps the animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Monterey County Herald

    Heaven knows there are plenty of ways to put your unwanted stuff to good use, but this week I'm going to put in a plug for the animals. There are a variety of ways you can help your local animal shelters and pet rescue organizations by donating recyclable items.


  17. Pumpkins, winter squashes should be part of your culinary repertoireRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Monterey County Herald

    Bright-orange Cinderella pumpkins lay on the ground last week at Rodoni Farms, about four miles north of Santa Cruz. SANTA CRUZ >> It used to be easy to pick out a pumpkin.


  18. Apple prize: Red delicious are anything but, so give these five heirloom varieties a biteRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Monterey County Herald

    Belle de Boskoop is one of the older varieties of apples grown at Everett Family Farm. SANTA CRUZ >> Many of us grew up with a limited, somewhat negative, apple experience: It was that red, waxy fruit the quirky neighbor gave out as her Halloween treat. 4 comments

  19. Student found with gun at Santa Cruz middle schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Monterey County Herald

    SANTA CRUZ >> A Santa Cruz middle school student was arrested Thursday after a fully loaded semi-automatic weapon was found in his backpack at Mission Hill Middle School in Santa Cruz. The student was taken off campus and no one was injured, according to police and the school's principal.


  20. Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings expanding political muscleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | Monterey County Herald

    Santa Cruz resident and Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings is wading into politics again, but like an actor wanting to avoid being typecast, he is branching out in new directions. Long a supporter of school reforms, Hastings has put $247,000 toward Prop 47, a measure that would continue recent efforts at criminal justice reform by rolling back penalties for low-level, nonviolent crimes.


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