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  1. Downtown Accountability Program makes strides in Santa CruzRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    SANTA CRUZ >> A program to clamp down on repeat offenders downtown and provide better access to drug treatment and other services had some success in its first year, police and program leaders said. Now it could expand to other areas of Santa Cruz County. 2 comments

  2. Murder trial delayed for accused wrong-way driver in Santa CruzRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    SANTA CRUZ >> A trial for a driver in a fatal wrong-way crash in Santa Cruz in 2011 has been delayed to Oct. 13, a Santa Cruz County Superior Judge ruled Monday. A psychiatrist who is a key witness in the case will be out of the country this week, when the trial was expected to start, prosecutor Jason Gill said.

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  3. Two teens arrested in suspected gang meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | KRON 4

    Two teenagers were arrested and a gun was recovered Saturday after a citizen reported seeing alleged gang members meeting near a bridge in Watsonville, according to the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team's gang task force. An officer with the gang task force took the male juveniles, ages 17 and 14, into custody with the assistance of officers from the Watsonville Police Department and the California Highway Patrol, task force officials said.

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  4. Take A Stroll Across Santa Cruz County's Newest National Historical LandmarkRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Patch.com

    The timber truss-type covered bridge in Paradise Park, known as the Powder Works Bridge, earns its status as a treasured rarity. A 19th century bridge in Santa Cruz County is now a national historical landmark, the Department of the Interior announced last week.

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  5. Drug bust in Santa Cruz yields more than $300,000 worth of heroin, methRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Investigators from Homeland Security, Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team's Gang Task Force and the Narcotics Task Force seized an estimated $300,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine during a drug bust Friday. SANTA CRUZ >> A drug bust led by the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team's two tasks forces led to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of heroin and methamphetamine, ending an investigation that spanned months.

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  6. Activists Protest Sprouts Grand Opening in San RafaelRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Indybay.org

    ... $15 Minimum Wage Labor & Workers 04/18/15 Sheriff Hart Requests $47,925 to Fence Out Protesters from Santa Cruz County Jail Police State and Prisons Santa Cruz Indymedia 04/18/15 Community Members Reach Out to Those Victimized by Childhood Sexual ...

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  7. Santa Cruz Stories: Cecile Andrews believes great communities are built one conversation at a timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    ... are give and take, nonviolent, collaborative, and done with respect.” I cover the arts scene in Santa Cruz County and write the weekly Sunday column for the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Reach the author at wbaine@santacruzsentinel.com or follow ...

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  8. Street Smarts: Breeding respect among pedestrians, motoristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission has released a brochure aimed at helping motorists and pedestrians better coexist on the road. The pamphlet, called “What Pedestrians and Motorists Want Each Other to Know,” is the creation of the commission's Elderly and Disabled Transportation Advisory Committee, chaired by Veronica Elsea, of Santa Cruz.

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  9. March through downtown Santa Cruz to give crime victims a voiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Where: A march will start outside the Santa Cruz County Courthouse at 701 Ocean St. and end at Santa Cruz City Hall at 809 Center St. SANTA CRUZ >> Though life moves forward for many people, the victims of crimes and their family members are often stuck in the past. They're mired in memories of the crime and waiting for court cases to resolve.

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  10. Task Force Agents seize $300K worth of drugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | KION 46

    The Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team Narcotics Task Force said it seized drugs with the street value of $300,000 and $27,000 in cash Friday night. On Friday, Task Force arrested 41-year-old Hilario Garcia, ending a month long investigation into a large-scale heroin and methamphetamine distributor operating in Santa Cruz, investigators said.

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  11. More Than A Ton Of Garbage Removed From Around Santa Cruz County, Monterey BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Patch.com

    About 400 volunteers combed 10 sites around the bay removing among other items 16 mattresses, six tires, a microwave and a toilet from one site alone. The effort was part of 2015's Earth Day celebration.

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  12. Activists Say Proposed Fence Would Not Deter Them from Assembling at JailRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Indybay.org

    Sheriff Jim Hart is making an 'emergency requisition' in the amount of $47,925 to install a seven-foot tall, 364-foot long gated iron fence in order to close off the area of the Santa Cruz County Main Jail's parking lot that is most commonly used by community members for public assembly and political demonstrations. Hart has specifically stated that recent political demonstrations held at the jail are the reason for building the new fence.

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  13. Cops and Courts: April 19, 2015: Drug bust in Santa Cruz yields more...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Investigators from Homeland Security, Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team's Gang Task Force and the Narcotics Task Force seized an estimated $300,000 worth of heroin and methamphetamine during a drug bust Friday. A drug bust led by the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team's two tasks forces led to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of heroin and methamphetamine, ending an investigation that spanned months. 7 comments

  14. No New Fence Around the Jail! - Pack the Board of SupesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Indybay.org

    Sheriff Jim Hart is requesting $47,925 to fence out protesters from the Santa Cruz County Jail. This proposal will be presented and voted on at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, April 21st.

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  15. Teen Crashes Mom's SUV Into Hair SalonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Patch.com

    A teenager accidentally crashed his mother's SUV into a hair salon in unincorporated Santa Cruz County east of Santa Cruz this afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol. After the woman parked her Toyota 4Runner at 4624 Soquel Drive, exited the vehicle and went into a Mexican grocery store, her 14-year-old son accidentally bumped the car into gear while attempting to adjust the radio, according to CHP Officer Brad Sadek.

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  16. Cops and Courts: April 18, 2015: Santa Cruz firefighters douse fire in sanitation truckRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    ... was not injured. TRAFFIC DELAYS EXPECTED IN MILITARY FUNERAL OF FORMER JUDGE >> In memoriam of retired Santa Cruz County Superior Judge Robert Yonts Jr., a military funeral service will be held Saturday on Monterey Avenue. The service, at St. ...

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  17. Walk to Stop the Silence Draws Hundreds in WatsonvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Indybay.org

    ... Barrios Unidos, Bikers Against Child Abuse, the City of Watsonville, and the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County and Salud Para La Gente. A record number of faith-based organizations also supported. For more information, go to: ...

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  18. American Red Cross to honor 14 heroesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    ... Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Cocoanut Grove and Boardwalk Bowl for contributing to nonprofits and schools in Santa Cruz County such as Familia Center, Second Harvest, Salvation Army, Hospice, Big Brothers Big Sisters, United Way, and Jacob's Heart. ...

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  19. Traffic delays expected in Capitola military funeral of former judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    CAPITOLA >> In memoriam of retired Santa Cruz County Superior Judge Robert Yonts Jr., a military funeral service will be held Saturday on Monterey Avenue. The service, at St. Joseph's Church, is expected to cause significant traffic delays before and after the proceedings, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. As part of that service there will be a 21-gun salute at the conclusion of the service.

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  20. Berdela s opens in downtown Santa Cruz; job growth up, unemployment down in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    ... of local retail jobs, a sector that was shrinking until last month. March saw a gain of 1,700 jobs in Santa Cruz County, bringing the total to 100,200, according to figures posted Friday by the state Employment Development Department. That includes ...

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