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Adopt a Family 2014: How to help

Sadly, Santa may not be showing up for many Central Coast children this holiday season.

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Coats for Kids drive in Santa Cruz County

Classic Vapor Cleaners wants your gently used coats! 

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Watsonville Police investigate homicide near Airport Boulevard

On Wednesday night, Watsonville Police said they're investigating a homicide, after two shootings within about an hour of each other.

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City of Carmel reinstates former employee and will pay $340,000

Carmel city council and Mayor Jason Burnet decided to reinstate longtime former employee John Hanson. 

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Salinas residents and city leaders join for new kind of social experiment

A group made up of Salinas city leaders and residents is hoping to break down walls and bring the community together through a new kind of social experiment.

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DEAR JON: Monterey Downs specific plan about to go public

It's a project 7 years in the making, Monterey Downs on the former Fort Ord promises to create thousands of jobs and be a $100 million economic boon to Seaside, Marina and all of Monterey County. Now, developers are revealing ahead of the release of the specific plan, an exclusive look at the planned new sports arena.

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Adopt a pet on Black Friday at SPCA for Monterey County

Skip the crowded malls and give yourself the gift of unconditional love during The SPCA’s Black Friday Adoption Event Friday, November 28 through Sunday, November 30.

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UC Santa Cruz students call off the occupation of Humanities building

Wednesday student protestors at UC Santa Cruz told NewsChannel 5 they are calling off the occupation of the Humanities and Social Sciences building on campus.

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Highway 101 paving project in Greenfield begins soon

An overnight pavement project on Highway U.S. Highwway 101 in Greenfield will begin Monday. 

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Busiest days of the year at DMV field offices

If you just walk into a Department of Motor Vehicles field office, you know you're in for a long wait. These are the busiest days for the DMV and customers are urged use the appointment system.

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