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Watsonville dog recovering after being thrown out of a car

A $6,000 reward being offered for those responsible for suspected animal abuse in Watsonville

A case of roadside animal abuse in Santa Cruz County is making headlines across the country and now a reward is being offered to help find those responsible.

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SPCA for Monterey County: Number of animal surrenders up in 2015

The number of animal surrenders in Monterey County is going up. One of the major reasons, animal activists say renters can’t find properties that allow pets.

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Making a Difference: Butterfly Education

According to the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, a species, native to the central coast, is threatened. But one volunteer is reaching new heights to educate the community. Here's more in today's making a difference.

Kids learn how to code

CoderDojo program preps kids for technology careers

Hartnell College teams up to offer Saturday classes to help young kids on coding.

Marc Flores heads to Spring Training

King City kid heading to spring training to play for Chicago White Sox

A shot to play Major League Baseball is rare, but it's even more rare to meet a player from the Central Coast with that opportunity.

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Dear Jon: Taking back your old medications

Recent studies have found household medicines are ending up in our lakes and streams and that's raising questions about the quality of our drinking water. Rosa from Watsonville sent me note, “Dear Jon, I have a lot of old meds that I'd like to get rid of, but I don't know where to take them. Where do I go?

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Dear Jon: Gas prices and motor oil don’t dance to same drummer

Gas prices dipped to the lowest we've seen in years over the last few months. But I’ve come to find out just because crude oil is lower and gas prices follow that, pricing of motor oil on the store shelf doesn’t follow lower crude oil pricing.

Washington State family found in Aptos

WA mother arrested for fighting cops pleads not guilty

Santa Cruz County Superior Court said mother Erica Carey will appear in court Monday morning for arraignment.

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