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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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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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Five Mile House in Corralitos comes alive

On deck is a business that will feature locally grown organic herbs and produce in conjunction with a new café.

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Mario Perez

Mario Xavier Perez died unexpectedly on May 8 in Santa Clara County. He was 27.

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Aptos burglary suspects arrested

Arthur Carson, 31, was charged with burglary, vehicle theft and carrying a concealed knife. Tracy Blundell, 43, faces burglary charges. Additionally, both face charges for possession of drug paraphernalia.

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County officials open new Aptos Public Safety Center

The center combines a Sheriff’s substation with offices for the Santa Cruz County District Attorney and Probation departments, along with an office for Second District Supervisor Zach Friend.

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PVUSD holds second annual College Signing Day

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District on May 17, in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz’s Educational Partnership Center, celebrated more than 200 college bound seniors with a special event at the Seascape Golf Club.

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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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About Town, Week of May 13

Observations from around the Pajaro Valley and beyond.

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    Inmate dies in custody, cause unknown

    Carlos Bolanos, 35, of Watsonville had been in custody since October, and was assigned to the rehabilitation and re-entry facility.

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    Community briefs, May 10, 2019

    Community briefs for the week of May 10, 2019.

  • Opinion

    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?

  • Opinion

    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.

  • Opinion

    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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