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Community briefs, Nov. 30

Community briefs, Nov. 30, 2018

Sheriff’s Office arrests 2, seize drugs, weapons and cash

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—An Aptos man has been arrested after a Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team (SET) serving a search warrant found more than 12 pounds of heroin, 1 pound of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun in his residence. The arrest came after...

Community COVID-19 testing site coming to Watsonville

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—State officials have sponsored a community testing site for COVID-19 cases in the Watsonville area, Santa Cruz County Department of Public Health Director Mimi Hall said at Tuesday morning’s Santa Cruz County Supervisors meeting. The hope, Hall said, is it will be operational...

Pesticide notification pilot program launches in Watsonville

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WATSONVILLE—Residents of Watsonville’s older adult communities can now get advanced notice when dangerous agricultural chemicals will be applied to fields near their residences. Santa Cruz is one of four counties taking part in a pilot notification program in conjunction with the California Department of Pesticide...

Council to consider wireless ordinance changes

The Watsonville City Council will consider updating a city ordinance Tuesday to comply with state and federal laws on wireless facilities.

Good Samaritan steps forward, turns in over $2,000

A family on vacation from Malaysia who accidentally walked away from a fanny pack containing a large amount of cash, passports and other valuables had their vacation plans revived by good Samaritans recently.

Local packaging company praised by global organization

Recently, Sambrailo Packaging's ReadyCycle was featured in an article by the Plastic Pollution Coalition, an environmental organization that aims to combat plastic pollution worldwide.

Cabrillo Ethics Bowl finishes strong

The Cabrillo College Ethics Bowl Team competed against 37 teams at the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Chicago

Suspects arrested in Tushar Atre kidnapping, murder case

Tushar Atre arrest
Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the Oct. 1 kidnapping and murder of tech executive and Pleasure Point resident Tushar Atre.  On Tuesday night Kurtis Charters, 22, Joshua Camps, 23, and Stephen Lindsay, 22, were booked into Santa Cruz County Jail charged with murder, kidnapping...

WPD: Two arrested in connection with stabbing

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WATSONVILLE—Watsonville Police Department officers arrested two Watsonville men who they believe stabbed another Watsonville man multiple times on the 300 block of Clifford Avenue. Officers arrested Adrian Campos, 23, and Eric Pray, 39, on March 25. They were charged with attempted murder and booked into...
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Motorcyclist dies exiting Hwy 1

WATSONVILLE—A man died Friday around 12:45pm when he lost control of his motorcycle while exiting Highway 1 southbound at the Riverside exit. California Highway...