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Fire damages abandoned taqueria

The building had been boarded up, but was frequently used by transients who likely pried the boards to get inside. Several homeless people camp illegally behind the former taqueria, Schaefer said.

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Man ID'd in fatal crash

Baudelio Perez, 75, was identified Tuesday by Sgt. Dee Baldwin of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office.

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Pedestrian dies after being struck by truck

A 75 year old man was fatally struck by a vehicle late Sunday morning on Rodriguez Street near West Beach Street in Watsonville.

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Santa Cruz County Jail inmates holding hunger strike

According to Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dee Baldwin, about 90 inmates began refusing their jail-provided meals on May 5 to protest a handful of issues, including housing, clothing options, television programming and prices in the commissary.

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Three arrested in early-morning raid

UC Santa Cruz Police on Tuesday arrested three people on drug charges during an early-morning operation in Soquel involving six other law enforcement agencies.

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Forum aims to increase food aid participation

According to Second Harvest Food Bank, California has one of the lowest enrollment rates in the nation in the SNAP program, leaving more than two million Californians with inadequate access to food.

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What's going on? | May 18-24

Weekly events calendar for May 18-24.

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Seven homes on deck from Habitat for Humanity

With five of the homes completed and occupied, the work moves ahead to complete the project that provides homeownership for qualified low-income families who have the ability to pay an affordable mortgage.

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Pacific Coast Charter School celebrates 20 years

Pacific Coast Charter School celebrated its 20th anniversary Thursday, and the milestone had the school looking to its past and its future.

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Celebrating founders day

Beta Sigma Phi on April 27 celebrated Founders Day at Severinos in Aptos.

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    Community briefs, May 10, 2019

    Community briefs for the week of May 10, 2019.

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    It starts from day one

    Shockingly, in our country nearly a fourth of all child abuse victims are under the age of 1. And in Santa Cruz, nearly 40 percent of the children who were found to be victims of abuse were under the age of 2. Knowing that raising healthy children starts from day one and hearing these statistics, how can we not be moved to act?

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    Creating a healthy, connected community

    On April 26th, nearly 175 community members came together to attend the first-ever #LIVEPajaroValley Conference. The conference was intended to celebrate the collaborative work being done to promote A Community of Opportunity for All here in the Pajaro Valley — to ensure that it’s a place where everyone has access to the resources and opportunities they need to flourish.

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    Community briefs, May 3, 2019

    Community briefs for May 3, 2019.

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    Community briefs, April 26, 2019

    Bay Federal Credit Union has been recognized as a winner of the 2019 Bay Area Best Places To Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. This is the fifth straight year the credit union has been selected.

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    Protect your children, support SB-458

    Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate insecticide that has been linked to developmental delays, decreased IQ and learning disabilities. Organophosphate compounds were initially created as a human nerve gas agent in the 1930s and 40s and were later adapted at lower doses to be insecticides. People are primarily exposed to this chemical through their work in agricultural fields, but also via consumption of foods that have been sprayed with the chemical, and through pesticide drift into neighborhoods bordering agricultural areas.

  • Obituaries

    Dalia Crisostomo

    Dalia Romero Crisostomo passed away on April 16, 2019. She was 74.

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    Franklin Nozumi

    Franklin J. Nozumi passed away on March 24, 2019 at his home in Aptos.

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