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UPDATE: 20-year-old dies on scene after being shot several times

A man is dead after being shot near Bridge and East Lake Streets in the Chinatown neighborhood. It happened around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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Kathleen Baker

Soberanes Fire: A timeline

The Soberanes Fire has been burning north of Big Sur since Friday July 22. Here is a timeline of the fire’s spread and the efforts to contain it:

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UPDATE: Police identify victim of Sunday's homicide in Salinas

UPDATE 8/30/16 6:45 AM: The victim of Sunday's homicide has been identified as 29-year-old Jose Tacuba Cruz, according to the Salinas Police Department. Cruz was shot and killed while in the front yard of a house, cleaning up after a child's party.

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UPDATE: Salinas Police identify city's 25th homicide victim

UPDATE 8/30/16 6:45 AM: The Salinas Police Department has identified the victim of Friday's shooting as 37-year-old Guillermo Prieto. Prieto was a resident of Salinas.

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Three sea otters shot dead, wash ashore in Santa Cruz County

Earlier month, three endangered southern sea otters that had been shot and killed washed up onto Santa Cruz beaches. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for help identifying those responsible.

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Man shot at a park in East Salinas

A man is in the hospital after being shot at a park in East Salinas.

At-risk 22-year-old reported missing from Santa Cruz

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At-risk 22-year-old reported missing from Santa Cruz, found safe

An at-risk 22-year-old man is reported missing from downtown Santa Cruz, according to police.

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