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CHP offering driver safety programs in Santa Cruz County

The California Highway Patrol is offering driver safety classes for senior citizens and teenage drivers.

Kitten rescued from Greenfield home

SPCA: 70 neglected pets rescued from filthy home in Greenfield

Seventy neglected pets were rescued from a house in Greenfield Wednesday, the SPCA for Monterey County said.

Gilroy Garlic Festival preparations underway

Gilroy Garlic Festival preparations underway

Preparations for the 36th Gilroy Garlic Festival are underway.


California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.


Latest "Seafood Watch" guidelines released

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program has released its newest guides to sustainable seafood choices.

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Central Valley chicken products recalled

Foster Farm is recalling an undetermined amount of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Heidelberg, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has announced.


Dear Jon: Repeated calls by credit card company drives customer crazy

It’s happened to many of us, you’re credit company says you’re past due on your credit card bill but you don’t think so. Never the less, the threatening computer generated calls start coming saying ‘pay up’ to avoid further late fees and collection proceedings. Mary in Pacific Grove wrote to me and asked, “Dear Jon, how do I complain about Citibank repeatedly calling me 3 to 4 times a day before…

SPCA offering reward after 18 rabbits abandoned in Seaside

The SPCA for Monterey County is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whomever abandoned 18 young rabbits at Laguna Regional Park.

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