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Unemployment still hits local communities hard

January jobs report shows dip in unemployment: What about Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties?

January's U.S. jobs report shows unemployment has dipped below five percent for the first time in almost eight years.

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Titans of Mavericks surf competition set to start this Friday

On Tuesday, Titans of Mavericks announced the surf competition at Half Moon Bay will start Friday, February 12.

Extra DUI patrols during AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

With large crowds in town for the 2016 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this week, law enforcement agencies across Monterey County are working together to make sure people are safe on the road.

Salinas to discuss petition against fireworks ban

Tuesday night, the Salinas City Council will take up the fireworks debate. This comes after residents collected enough signatures to put the fireworks ban up for a public vote.

Salinas Police Department featured on COPS

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"COPS" TV show featuring Salinas police airs Monday night

The Salinas Police Department will be featured in the TV show "COPS" on Monday.

Dry weather not unusual during El Nino winter

This winter has been all over the place, we’ve had plenty of rain, wind, high surf, and even some snow on the Central Coast. Now, sunshine that makes it seem like summer.

Monarch Butterfly numbers see an increase

Each year the Xerces Society does an annual Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count. Those numbers have just been released.

Santa Cruz County bike injury concerns

Santa Cruz County bike injury concerns prompting safety adjustments

Santa Cruz is ranked the 2nd worst county in the state when it comes to bike injuries. That’s according to a report released Monday by the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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