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School pick up and drop off issues

Despite educational approach, problems persist at Harden Middle School during pickup and drop-off

It's been a couple of weeks since school started for students in Salinas, and News Channel 5 took a closer look at some safety concerns during pickup and drop-off times dating back to last year.

How to talk to kids about tragedies

Parents learn how to explain tragedies, like Maddy Middleton, to their kids

It's been nearly two weeks since the death of 8-year-old Maddy Middleton in Santa Cruz. Since then, some parents are trying to figure out how to talk to their kids about it and keep them safe.

Disney purchases new land in Anaheim for possible new park

The Walt Disney Co. has purchased three parcels of land near its Anaheim resort, causing many to speculate that the property could be used for a future park expansion.

All access playground planning

Santa Cruz all-inclusive playground project holds public meeting

When completed it will be the first all-inclusive playground in Santa Cruz County and Sunday parents and kids were able to give input on what they want it to look like.

Family of baby who drowned at campground asks community for help

23-month-old drowning at KOA Campground ruled accidental

Family members of an 23-month-old boy from Scotts Valley who drowned in hot tub earlier this week are asking for help from the community.

Family of Salinas hit run victim nabs suspect

Family of Salinas hit and run victim apprehends suspect

Salinas residents took matters into their own hands when they stopped a suspect accused of killing their loved one.

After the deadly hit and run crash Sunday on North Madeira Avenue and East Market Street, family members tell us they weren't going to stop until they found the driver of the car.

California vehicle thefts decreased in 2014 by almost 7 percent from 2013.  This marks the second year in a row that vehicle thefts have declined, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reports.

Next free Start Smart class scheduled in Aptos for teen drivers

CHP will be offering their next Start Smart class on Tuesday August 4th from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Aptos High School. The school is located at 100 Mariner Way in Aptos.

Vaccine Bill

Controversial vaccine bill called conflict of interest

The motivations of one senator are being called into question by opponents of a bill that would force many to immunize their children in California.

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