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Tourism up in Monterey County

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New report shows tourism is up in Monterey County

Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry in Monterey County and a new report shows social media is fueling the fire.

New program tackles kids' hunger on the weekends

New program tackles kids' hunger on the weekends

When it comes to food, weekends are a real challenge for some Salinas kids and their families.

50 years strong how Head Start helps Central Coast kids

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.

Fire at school in Santa Cruz Mountains deemed suspicious

An investigation is underway after firefighters from Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties battled a large fire at Loma Prieta Elementary School into Monday morning.

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Hiker falls down cliff in Big Sur, drowns in ocean

A hiker died after sliding down a cliff near Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's office.

Man carjacked, kidnapped Friday in Watsonville; released Saturday

A Watsonville man spent the night in the trunk of his car after two armed men forced him in there Friday night.

More shark sightings in Santa Cruz County

Shark sightings off Watsonville area beach

As we head into the weekend, a heads up if you're planning a trip to the beach: More close encounters with sharks in the Monterey Bay. Sharks were spotted in the waters at Manresa State Beach near Watsonville on Friday.

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