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Poll: Trump on top in Iowa, Carson making gains

Donald Trump is on top among Republicans in Iowa, but Ben Carson has zoomed to the front of the GOP pack in the state, a new poll has found.


Head Start helps more than 600 families in Santa Cruz County

Now more than ever education programs are seeing cuts across the board. But one federal program is still alive and thriving. The Head Start program was launched in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson. On Friday in Capitola, organizers gathered to celebrate its 50 years of service.

The push for district based elections in King City

King City discusses district-based elections

Equal representation – that was the message Tuesday night at the King City council meeting.

Councilman Jose Castaneda served with another recall notice

What does it take to recall a councilmember or mayor?

A recall effort against Salinas City Councilmember Jose Castañeda is close to kicking off.

Salinas city council censure councilman Jose Castaneda

Jose Castaneda censured by Salinas City Council

The Salinas City Council voted to censure councilman Jose Castaneda at their meeting Tuesday night.

Salinas Councilman Jose Castaneda files FPPC documents

Jose Castañeda could still be in hot water after filing mandatory campaign documents

The city of Salinas has asked the Monterey County District Attorney's Office to look into whether councilmember Jose Castañeda violated the political reform act.

Millennials take on first GOP debate

GOP debate watch parties on the Central Coast

The race to the White House is in full swing. For the first time nationally, the top 10 2016 GOP candidates went head to head in a heated debate Thursday night.


Sanctuary City debate in the Central Coast following Pier 14 shooting

The shooting of a San Francisco woman on Pier 14 last week has started a debate about cites classified as “Sanctuary Cities.” Department of Homeland Security records show that Sanchez, the man arrested for the shooting, had been deported five times. Many cities on the Central Coast are also Sanctuary cities. 

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