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July 11, 2020

Tribute by air

coronavirus flyovers
Four F-15C Eagle fighter jets blasted across the skies of Watsonville, Santa Cruz and around the state Wednesday as part of a flyover tribute to health care workers, first responders and others on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The California...

Honoring nurses

Today is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who was born in 1820. She was a British social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. She rose to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War...

Beach closed after shark attack

shark attack
A Santa Cruz man died after a shark attacked him at Sand Dollar Beach, which is part of Manresa State Beach. Ben Kelly, 26, was pronounced dead on the shore in front of Cañon del Sol, a gated...

Testing comes to town

The County of Santa Cruz held a soft opening for a new Covid-19 testing site at Ramsay Park Thursday. The site will initially focus on frontline health care workers, first responders and employees working in essential services and roles, said county spokesman...

Celebrations abound

Today is May 5 and an important day in Mexican history: Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 during the Second Franco-Mexican War. Also known as Battle...

Cautious steps in gradual reopening

Santa Cruz beaches
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today that some retail stores in California can reopen, with some modifications, as early as Friday. The major move comes during mounting pressure to ease the stay-at-home order that has largely crumbled the state's economy. “We are entering...

Honoring labor

Today is May Day also known as International Workers' Day. It is a day of celebration for laborers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labor movement. The May Day angle of it is a celebration of spring, usually involving traditional dances, barbecues and...

Watching the numbers

covid-19 beaches
The number of COVID-19 cases has now passed 1,018,000 in the U.S. Now, 58,671 have died in the U.S. roughly equalling the number of people that died in the Vietnam War. The U.S. has four times more cases than any other country....

Shelter-in-place order tested

Watsonville farmworkers
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body that was found over the weekend. Spokeswoman Ashley Keehn said the body was discovered outdoors in a rural setting by someone checking on property lines on Redwood Drive near Glen Canyon Road Saturday...

State witnesses deadliest day of COVID-19 crisis

California weighed in with its single worst death toll Wednesday with 117 people dying from COVID-19. The overall state death total at the close of Wednesday was 1,433. Gov. Gavin Newsom in a news briefing said there are 37,679 state cases. There...
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San Jose man arrested in connection to fatal shooting in Santa...

SAN JOSE—Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday arrested a San Jose man suspected of a fatal shooting that occurred on June...