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01/31/2023
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PAJARO—The Pajaro River came within a few inches of overtopping its banks—and overwhelming the structures put in place to stop flooding—during the series of atmospheric rivers that swept through the region in the early part of January. That is according to Monterey County Water Resources Agency interim General Manager Lew Bauman, who gave a presentation [...]

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01/31/2023
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The ambitious plan includes reaching carbon neutrality by 2035, 10 years ahead of the rest of California

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01/31/2023
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The college is also forming a task force to help narrow the list of suggested names

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01/31/2023
Most snow since 1995; hopes increase for an end to California drought, but flood concerns remain

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01/31/2023
Initial assessments are still underway, but as of Jan. 23, the rough total for damage clean-up and repair work on the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line is thought to be $1.5 million to $3 million.

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01/31/2023
It's something of a Golden State paradox: Dry winters can pave the way for dangerous fire seasons fueled by dead vegetation, but wet winters can also spell danger by spurring heaps of new growth that can later act as fuel for flames.

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01/30/2023
State lawmakers are calling for a sweeping investigation into corruption in the state's cannabis industry, legislative hearings on the exploitation of farmworkers and new laws to thwart labor trafficking.

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01/30/2023
COVID alone can’t explain the rise. There are also deaths due to drug overdoses, Alzheimer’s disease and alcohol-related conditions.

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01/30/2023
UC Santa Cruz serves as a perfect microcosm to explore the pros and cons of ungrading. When the campus opened in the counterculture ’60s, it pioneered written evaluations in lieu of grades.

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01/28/2023
“Bay of Life,” a project from Bonny Doon photographer Frans Lanting and writer Chris Eckstrom, is on display at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History,

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01/27/2023
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By Julie Horner The Highlands Park Senior Center has served as a hub for San Lorenzo Valley residents for more than 40 years. It was built for and dedicated to the nonprofit Senior Citizens Organization of San Lorenzo Valley in 1978 with the intent that the community would have the building in perpetuity. Tucked unassumingly among the maples, oaks, and...

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01/27/2023
Marilyn Liddicoat, former Santa Cruz County supervisor and staunch conservative who was among the first women lawyers in county history, died at her home in Corralitos late last month.

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01/27/2023
Sentinel columnist Gary Griggs writes that four forces combined this January to recreate the conditions of the destructive winter of 1983, now 40 years later.

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01/27/2023
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Long-range plan remains delayed by Coastal Commission.

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01/27/2023
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For some Santa Cruz County residents who were evacuated during January’s storms, the resulting damages have led to a maze of applications for federal and local aid.

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01/27/2023
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The fallen branches have been neatly arranged along a rock border next to the La Placa Family Bakery parking lot as the sun streams down through the redwoods to the red translucent awning, but here along Highway 9 in Ben Lomond, the storms are anything but a forgotten memory. After the important route for mountain [...]

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01/27/2023
Image for display with article titled Felton photographer presents ‘Wonders of the Sea’ exhibit

A self-proclaimed renaissance man, Felton’s Marc Shargel is a name many have come to know and appreciate. Shargel has long had a calling to and interest in all things marine-based, and his years of underwater photography have resulted in three volumes of coffee table books titled, “Wonders of the Sea.” Each book is filled with [...]

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01/27/2023
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During their first regularly scheduled meeting of the year on Jan. 18, Scotts Valley Council members handed out committee appointments for the upcoming year. Mayor Jack Dilles prepared the list, which was included as part of the consent calendar, and it was approved unanimously. The move was significant because, during the recent election cycle, some [...]

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01/27/2023
Image for display with article titled The Mountain Gardener: Get Your Bare-Root Edibles

The other day I visited three local nurseries to see what’s new in their bare root edible selection. In addition to the classics, I found a ton of new varieties for containers and smaller home gardens. Now is the time to add ornamentals and edibles like fruit, nuts, berries and vegetables while they’re available in [...]

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01/26/2023
The federal government will allow Medicaid dollars to treat some people in prisons, jails or juvenile detention centers for the first time ever.

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01/26/2023
Just weeks after historic wage gains in new labor contracts, the question of how to pay for them is roiling UC campuses as they consider cutbacks in grad student admissions.

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01/26/2023
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WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint a member to fill the seat vacated when Maria Orozco joined the Watsonville City Council. The Board could have also filled the Trustee Area 6 seat in a special election, but rejected that option because the next available date in [...]