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7th Fleet flotilla in East China Sea

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Why 2016 candidates should worry more about China

The world might be fixated on ISIS, Iran's nuclear aspirations, Greece's economic crash and a belligerent Vladimir Putin.

But there's one high-stakes geopolitical riddle that has the potential to do even more to vex the next president of the United St...

King City moves forward with synthetic drug ordinance (1)

King City moves forward with synthetic drug ordinance

The King City City Council approved the first reading of the synthetic drug ordinance during Tuesday’s meeting.

Petition urging FAA to stop jet noise in Santa Cruz

Petition urging FAA to stop jet noise in Santa Cruz

Save Our Skies Santa Cruz (SOSSC) said the launch of an online petition on is gaining even more support to end jet noise allegedly caused by the Federal Aviation Administration's new NextGen flight program.

Spreckels residents upset over proposed affordable housing plan for ag workers

Spreckels residents upset over proposed affordable housing plan for ag workers

Many in Spreckels are concerned about a plan to build an apartment complex for seasonal ag workers on the edge of town.

Police uncover hash oil lab in Santa Cruz neighborhood

State Senate approves bill to strengthen state drug laws

The California State Senate approved a bill authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) Wednesday that would increase the punishment for manufacturing Butane Hash Oil (BHO) and methamphetamine in residential neighborhoods to an aggravated felony.

Bill targets the financial assets of criminal organizations

UPDATE: New bill to freeze criminal organizations’ finances heads to CA Senate

A bill that would authorize state law enforcement to freeze gang assets moved forward to the CA Senate Thursday.

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State lawmaker says King City's election method violates voting laws

A state lawmaker and local civil rights activists say King City is violating the state and federal law. Specifically, both the federal and state voting rights acts.

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Governor Brown sworn in

On Monday, January 5th, it was a big day in the State Capitol as Governor Jerry Brown was sworn in to an historic fourth term as governor.

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