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December 5, 2023

Supervisors approve half-cent sales tax for March ballot

Santa Cruz County residents will consider a half-cent sales tax on the March 5 ballot which, if approved by a simple majority, will fund...

Santa Cruz County animal shelter employees demanding changes

Dozens of Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter employees briefly walked off the job on Nov. 30 to conduct an informational picket highlighting what they...

PHOTO: Traditional steps in downtown Watsonville

Musicians, dancers and the public take part in a Mexican holiday tradition called La Rama Friday night in Watsonville Plaza. The first-ever such event...

Local teams advance to CIF State Championships | High school football

A trio of Central Coast Section champions are just one win away from adding a state title to the trophy case.  Soquel, Palma and Los...

Arrest made in Capitola fatal hit-and-run

Capitola Police arrested a 58-year-old woman Dec. 1 on suspicion of being the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian on Nov....

Sandra Day O’Connor, first woman on the Supreme Court, dies at 93

Sandra Day O’Connor, the retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, died Friday morning in Phoenix, Ariz. of complications related...


Recently, the attorney general’s office completed paperwork for an initiative that, if qualified for the 2024 ballot and approved by voters, would require California’s nearly 6 million public school students to take a course in personal finance. The proposal, by an organization called Californians for Financial Education, is the latest...

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Officials urge preventative health measures this holiday season

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—County health officials announced Tuesday that seasonal cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and the flu have been reported earlier than usual...