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CHP conducts crosswalk sting

California Highway Patrol officers stationed at three locations in mid-county Wednesday wrote out 34 citations to motorists who did not stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Environmental education highlighted at upcoming Summit for the Planet

The public is invited to check out the wildlife and many kid-friendly activities at the 12th annual Summit for the Planet eco-carnival and Earth Day celebration on Saturday.

Woman fights off sexual assault in Santa Cruz

A man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to sexually assault a woman as she walked in downtown Santa Cruz, and fighting a police officer who came to arrest him, Santa Cruz Police Lt. Warren Barry said.

Group seeks to name WHS auto shop

Efforts are underway to help get the auto shop at Watsonville High School named after one of its long time instructors, Bill Sunderland. Following a 47-year career under the hood at the shop, Sunderland retired in 2017.

Community briefs, April 27

Community briefs, April 27, 2018

Six injured in head-on collision

Five people were injured after a collision on Maher Road in Royal Oaks on Wednesday.

Riverside Drive homicide suspect appears in court

Miguel A. Castaneda, the man accused of shooting and killing another man on Riverside Drive Friday in Watsonville, made his first appearance in the court of Judge Richard Curtis on Tuesday.

Alleged shooter seeks new doctor

The man who allegedly participated in a gang-related shooting nearly three years ago that killed a man and a 4-year-old girl appeared briefly in court Tuesday, where he asked a judge to give him more time to find a neuropsychologist.

School bus takes out power pole, ends up in ravine

A school bus veered off of Casserly Road and tore out a power pole after attempting to avoid an SUV that drifted into its path Monday morning.

County unveils mobile hospital

A team of workers was at Watsonville Community Hospital Monday, practicing setting up a series of giant tents that someday could serve as a multifaceted mobile hospital.
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Prison in Paradise; Santa Cruz County Jail criticized in annual Grand...

By Alesandro Manzella Many people who are arrested and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail not only lose their freedom, but also access to health...