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El Portal fire in Yosemite threatens Sequioas

The El Portal fire has grown to over 3,000 acres with evacuations still in place. The fast moving fire has already burned one home in the community of Foresta. Another fire in area known as the Dark Hole fire has started by lightning.

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Attorney calls for federal investigation of Salinas officer-involved shootings

A prominent civil rights attorney is calling for a federal investigation into the recent officer-involved shootings in Salinas.

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Hartnell College adds 21 new classes for fall

Long wait lists and student requests have prompted Hartnell College officials to add 21 new classes for the fall 2014 semester.

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Advisory posted at Asilomar Beach due to high bacteria levels

Monterey County health officials are advising people not to go into the water at Asilomar Beach until further notice due to elevated bacteria levels.

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Salinas man sentenced to 4 years in prison for scalding 5-year-old boy

A Salinas man who scalded his stepson by submerging him in hot water as punishment was sentenced to four years in state prison.

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Tuesday night training for volunteers to participate in San Lorenzo River survey

The Coastal Watershed Council is seeking volunteers to take part in a usership survey at the San Lorenzo Riverwalk in Santa Cruz and there's an orientation session tonight, Tuesday, July 29. 

Panetta named humanitarian of the year

Leon Panetta named "Humanitarian of the Year" by Santa Cruz County Red Cross

Former Secretary of Defense and Central Coast native Leon Panetta is being named "Humanitarian of the Year" by the American Red Cross -Santa Cruz County chapter.

Salinas City Council discusses utility tax

Salinas looks to tax cellphones like other utilities

Soon you may be footing the bill to pay for a safer Salinas.  We've told you a lot about the city's proposed one-cent sales tax, set to go before voters in November.

Monterey Police search for hit-and-run suspect

Monterey Police are asking the public for help finding the driver behind a hit-and-run crash.

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Attorney calls for federal investigation of Salinas officer-involved shootings

A prominent civil rights attorney is calling for a federal investigation into the…

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Hartnell College adds 21 new classes for fall

Long wait lists and student requests have prompted Hartnell College officials to add…

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Advisory posted at Asilomar Beach due to high bacteria levels

Monterey County health officials are advising people not to go into the water at…

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Salinas man sentenced to 4 years in prison for scalding 5-year-old boy

A Salinas man who scalded his stepson by submerging him in hot water as punishment…

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O'Neill the sea lion released back into wild in Santa Cruz after entanglement

A California sea lion found entangled near the Santa Cruz Wharf was released back…

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Tuesday night training for volunteers to participate in San Lorenzo River survey

The Coastal Watershed Council is seeking volunteers to take part in a usership…

Panetta named humanitarian of the year

Leon Panetta named "Humanitarian of the Year" by Santa Cruz County Red Cross

Former Secretary of Defense and Central Coast native Leon Panetta is being named "…

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Update: Hollister police arrest man wanted for fatal shooting

Hollister police have taken Francisco Cardenas into custody on Saturday. He was…

New weather station located in downtown Hollister

Hollister gets downtown weather center

Thanks to a nonprofit group, Weatherag, and the help of different community members…

Judge halts drilling permits next to condors at Pinnacles National Park

A California court has delivered a setback to an oil company seeking to drill wells…

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Early morning car chase in Hollister leads to four arrests

An early-morning car chase in Hollister led to the arrest of four people on various…

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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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Appeals court upholds proposed bullet train route

A state appeals court has upheld a proposed route for California's bullet train…

Gilroy Garlic Festival preparations underway

Gilroy Garlic Festival preparations underway

Preparations for the 36th Gilroy Garlic Festival are underway.

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Panetta named humanitarian of the year

Leon Panetta named "Humanitarian of the Year" by Santa Cruz County Red Cross

Former Secretary of Defense and Central Coast native Leon Panetta is being named "…

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Western Stage at Hartnell College gets $90,000 grant

The theater at Hartnell College has just received a two-year, $90,000 grant.

PRIDE, BASTA programs get $25,000 grant

Santa Cruz Police PRIDE Program, BASTA get $25,000 donation

The Santa Cruz Police PRIDE Program and BASTA have received a $25,000 donation.

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On This Day

  • On this day: July 29

    Prince Charles, Diana kissing at 1981 wedding

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    Vincent van Gogh dies, the Summer Olympics return after World War II, Jack Paar debuts on the "Tonight" show, Dylan crashes his motorcycle, and Prince Charles marries Diana, all on this day.

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