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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.

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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.

Stuff the bus

Effort to send children to school with supplies ramps up

Helping school children with the supplies to succeed is the aim of 'Stuff the Bus 2015'. You can help the Monterey County Office of Education and United Way by contributing to the effort starting Wednesday.

Community voices concerns about pesticides near schools

Department of Pesticide Regulation lands in Salinas to hear community concerns

More rules are on the way for agriculture businesses with respect to using pesticides near schools.

Memorial Day Volunteers Making a Difference

Making a Difference: Memorial Day

Around the country, millions of flags will be raised to remember those who died while serving the country's Armed Forces. In Salinas, it's made possible because of a team of volunteers. The story of their dedication can be seen in today's Making A Difference.

Police searching for van with matching license plate

Scotts Valley residents come home to burglary in-progress

On Sunday, Scotts Valley residents came home to a burglary in-progress and interrupted it, police said. 

Salinas neighbors upset over school traffic

UPDATE: Harden Middle School principal reminds parents and students to obey traffic laws

One parent calls it a traffic nightmare during pick-up and drop-off at Harden Middle School in Salinas.

Making a Difference Loaves Fishes Computers

Making a Difference, Loaves Fishes & Computers

It's estimated more than 68,000 Monterey County residents are living at or below the poverty line; and because they often don't have computers or regular online access to information, many low income families and students fall behind. But one local tech company is hoping to help. Here's more in today's making a difference.

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