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Schedule of local events for National Night Out

More than 16,000 communities in the U.S., Canada and U.S. territories are expected to partake. The event is aimed at preventing crime and promoting community connections. Communities and law enforcement agencies will be hosting events throughout the Central Coast featuring kids' activities, music, food and more.

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Winning $750,000 lottery ticket sold in Santa Cruz

Lottery officials say a winning $750,000 scratch-off ticket was purchased at a store in Santa Cruz. 

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State officials asking citizens to report dead water birds amid avian botulism fears

Drought conditions are increasing the possibility of disease outbreaks in water fowl, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

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Point Sur Lighthouse marks 125th birthday this weekend

The 125th anniversary of the first lighting of the Point Sur Lighthouse is being celebrated this weekend in Big Sur. 

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San Francisco transit vehicles involved in crashes

San Francisco fire officials say 20 people were taken to hospitals, one with serious injuries, after two separate crashes involving city transit vehicles just minutes apart.

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Salinas residents arrested after burglaries at Nisene Marks, Manresa state parks

Three Salinas residents were arrested at Nisene Marks State Park Thursday after burglaries to state parks facilities.

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State officials release plan for safeguarding California against climate change risk

California state officials have released the final version of a plan aimed at reducing climate change risk.

PG&E employees helped restore the beauty of Del Monte Beach on July 29

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Save Our Shores, PG&E employees clean up 687 lbs. of trash from Del Monte Beach

Save Our Shores teamed up with employees from PG&E Tuesday for what the organization says was its largest corporate cleanup ever.

Monterey County woman charged with neglecting dogs fails to appear in court

A woman facing charges after 14 dogs were rescued from filthy crates in a parked car failed to appear in Monterey County Superior Court Friday.

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Couple accused of defrauding Salinas church-goers of $100,000

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office has arrested a couple on suspicion of defrauding several members of the Alisal Baptist Church congregation.

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Monterey County News

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State officials asking citizens to report dead water birds amid avian botulism fears

Drought conditions are increasing the possibility of disease outbreaks in water fowl…

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Point Sur Lighthouse marks 125th birthday this weekend

The 125th anniversary of the first lighting of the Point Sur Lighthouse is being…

PG&E employees helped restore the beauty of Del Monte Beach on July 29

Save Our Shores, PG&E employees clean up 687 lbs. of trash from Del Monte Beach

Save Our Shores teamed up with employees from PG&E Tuesday for what the organization…

Monterey County woman charged with neglecting dogs fails to appear in court

A woman facing charges after 14 dogs were rescued from filthy crates in a parked car…

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Santa Cruz County News

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Highway 17 in Scotts Valley partially blocked due to broken down bus

The California Highway Patrol temporarily closed the number two lane of northbound…

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Winning $750,000 lottery ticket sold in Santa Cruz

Lottery officials say a winning $750,000 scratch-off ticket was purchased at a store…

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Salinas residents arrested after burglaries at Nisene Marks, Manresa state parks

Three Salinas residents were arrested at Nisene Marks State Park Thursday after…

Dead anchovies at the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor

Mass anchovy die off at Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor

The Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is being overrun with dead anchovies.

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Assemblyman Luis Alejo announces four California Peace Award winners

Four people are being recognized by Assemblyman Luis Alejo as California Peace Award…

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Dear Jon: Dealing with early morning helicopter noise over Ag fields

With all the agriculture operations on the Central Coast there's a question about…

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San Benito Co. offers prescription discount program that benefits library

San Benito County departments are launching a program that will help residents save…

Tomatoes cause horrific stench in Hollister

Smelly odor in Hollister causes community uproar

A smelly odor is plaguing one Central Coast city. It's so bad some residents in…

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Santa Clara County News

Recycled water more popular in Gilroy

Recycled water gains popularity in Gilroy

Recycled water has been in use for nearly 40 years in south Santa Clara County, but…

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Assemblyman Luis Alejo announces four California Peace Award winners

Four people are being recognized by Assemblyman Luis Alejo as California Peace Award…

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Prosecutors won't charge Los Gatos man whose son died in hot car

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office will not file criminal charges…

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Three small fires contained in Boulder Creek

Cal Fire crews contained three small fires burning in Boulder Creek Thursday evening…

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PG&E employees helped restore the beauty of Del Monte Beach on July 29

Save Our Shores, PG&E employees clean up 687 lbs. of trash from Del Monte Beach

Save Our Shores teamed up with employees from PG&E Tuesday for what the organization…

California State Fair

Santa Cruz County booth wins silver medal at State Fair

Santa Cruz County's elaborate booth at the California State Fair earlier this month…

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Assemblyman Luis Alejo announces four California Peace Award winners

Four people are being recognized by Assemblyman Luis Alejo as California Peace Award…

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On This Day

  • On this day: August 1

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    Oxygen is discovered, Adolf Hitler presides over the opening of the Olympics, a new superhero is introduced, tragedy strikes the University of Texas, and a new all-music TV network debuts, all on this day.

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