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The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture's 2014 Business Expo

The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture will present the 2014 Business Expo on April 24 at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.

The event will showcase dozens of great local businesses. Sample free food and drinks, win great prizes and mingle with local business owners. This year's theme is 80s Flashback -…

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12 ducks killed at California Welcome Center in Salinas

Twelve ducks were killed at the California Welcome Center in Salinas and animal welfare officers are investigating.

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Appeals court upholds sanctions against Santa Cruz Co. DA's Office

A state appeals court has upheld a Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge's decision to issue sanctions against the District Attorney's Office in a case involving the takeover of a vacant bank.

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Officials: Huge San Francisco blaze was accidental

 A massive blaze that barreled through an apartment building construction site in San Francisco last month was accidental, not arson, fire investigators said Tuesday.

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Monterey County bus driver gets probation, jail time for lewd acts with students

A school bus driver convicted of inappropriately touching two girls will serve a year in Monterey County Jail and three years of probation, with the caveat that if he violates probation, he'll go to prison for six years.

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Santa Cruz surf instructor to be arraigned on sex abuse charges Wednesday

A well-known Santa Cruz surf instructor accused of molesting underage girls and secretly recording videos of girls getting undressed is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday.

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Sheriff's deputies warning of recent burglaries in Summit area

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies are investigating several recent burglaries that have occurred in the Summit area.

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San Jose-area baseball coach sentenced for molestation

 A judge has sentenced a longtime San Francisco Bay Area youth baseball coach convicted of molesting children to nearly 11 years in prison.

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Panga boat possibly used by smugglers capsizes in Pescadero

The Coast Guard began searching for possible missing people after a capsized vessel was found near Pigeon Cove in Pescadero Monday. 

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Owner of Salinas security service sentenced for insurance fraud, tax evasion

The owner of a Salinas security service will spend the next five years on felony probation and serve 120 days in Monterey County Jail for worker's compensation violations.

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12 ducks killed at California Welcome Center in Salinas

Twelve ducks were killed at the California Welcome Center in Salinas and animal…

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Monterey County bus driver gets probation, jail time for lewd acts with students

A school bus driver convicted of inappropriately touching two girls will serve a…

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Owner of Salinas security service sentenced for insurance fraud, tax evasion

The owner of a Salinas security service will spend the next five years on felony…

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King City teacher pleads no contest to battering 15-year-old boy

A King City High School teacher accused of punching a 15-year-old boy and breaking…

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Monterey Co. reaches settlement with Cal-Am over environmental violations

California American Water Company and the Monterey County District Attorney's Office…

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Salinas homeowner shoots burglary suspect

Salinas police are investigating an early-morning incident in which a homeowner shot…

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Appeals court upholds sanctions against Santa Cruz Co. DA's Office

A state appeals court has upheld a Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge's decision…

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Santa Cruz surf instructor to be arraigned on sex abuse charges Wednesday

A well-known Santa Cruz surf instructor accused of molesting underage girls and…

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Sheriff's deputies warning of recent burglaries in Summit area

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies are investigating several recent burglaries…

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Watsonville police arrest suspected serial Honda thief

Watsonville police arrested a 35-year-old man they believe has been stealing Hondas…

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Report: Violent crime in Watsonville reaches lowest rate in 10 years

The rate of violent crimes in the city of Watsonville reached its lowest rate in a…

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Seafood warning expanded to include anchovies, sardines from Santa Cruz, Monterey counties

The California Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat…

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  • On this day: April 15

    President Abraham Lincoln dies, the "unsinkable" Titanic sinks, Jackie Robinson breaks baseball's color barrier, George C. Scott rebuffs the Academy Awards, and bombs explode at the Boston Marathon, all on this day.

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'Tentacles' opens at Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's newest exhibit focuses on all things cuttlefish,…

Monterey County students raise $7,700 for Salinas-based shelter and soup kitchen

Students raise thousands of dollars for Salinas soup kitchen

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Carmel-based youth fitness program serves 15,000 students

A youth fitness program run by the Big Sur International Marathon has surpassed its…

9 million left to animals

Carmel woman leaves $9 million to animal shelters

A well-known Carmel resident who passed away two years ago has made a very generous…

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