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UCSC researchers play important role in Refugio Oil Spill Response

Since the Refugio Oil Spill on May 19, a group of researchers from UC Santa Cruz have gone down to the area and collected samples. They’re looking for natural variations in marine life to assess whether there has been any effect from the oil spill.

Salinas violent arrest suspect makes first court appearance

Man involved in violent confrontation with Salinas police in court

Jose Velasco, the man seen in cell phone video in a violent confrontation with Salinas Police in June, pleaded not guilty to three charges Thursday.

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California voters may get a second chance at high-speed-rail

The fate of California's controversial bullet-train project could be, once again, in the hands of voters. A new bill is being floated by some lawmakers as the price tag for the high speed rail project continues to climb. 

Engineers assess Cowell Beach bacterial problem

Woman dies after diving at San Carlos Beach in Monterey

A 51-year-old woman has died after diving at San Carlos Beach in Monterey on Saturday, according to emergency responders.

Spot fires along Highway 101

A series of spot fires ignite along Highway 101 near Salinas

Fire crews say the first fire one was reported  2:10p.m. at Camphora Gloria Rd.

Deadly shooting investigation in King City

King City man killed during drive-by shooting Wednesday night

King City police are investigating a homicide case where a man was killed during a drive-by shooting Wednesday night.

Central Coast law enforcement warn drivers not to drink and drive

Central Coast law enforcement warn drivers not to drink and drive

The holiday weekend is approaching and with it a lot of celebrations. But there's also a warning from law enforcement - don't drink and drive.

Violent arrest case, Salinas Chief speaks on use of force

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Salinas Chief defends officers cleared of charges in violent arrest

No charges will be filed against the officers involved in a violent arrest last month.

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