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Ocean Speedway: Capitola PD’s Sloma rides BMW to win

David Spencer – TDS Shots San Jose Police Department’s Tori Dellicarpini (99), Scotts Valley PD’s Michael Birley (02), CHP’s Jesse Mueller (720) and SVPD’s John Hohmann (01) compete at the Police-N-Pursuit event at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville on Friday, Aprils 25, 2015. By Tony Karis, sports@santacruzsentinel.com WATSONVILLE >> Cliff Sloma, a 23-year veteran with the […]

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TEDxSantaCruz speakers present radical ideas

Ben Doerr performs at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz on Friday during the TedX Radical Collaboration. Doerr’s music is based on his grandfather’s experience fighting for the Free French Forces. (Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Kara Guzman, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Charles Gonzalez was one of hundreds in the sold-out […]

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Big Stick Log Jam

The oldest “old boards, no cords” surfing event in Santa Cruz paddles back out to Pleasure Point this weekend with two days of longboard contests, paddleboard races and even, shockingly, some shortboard events for men and women. The Big Stick Surfing Association ladles on some extra aloha at this longboard convention, with proceeds from the […]

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Feds say humpback whale rebound largely complete, propose removal from endangered species list

A female humpback whale dives as her calf swims nearby in Monterey Bay in 2005. (Vern Fisher — Monterey Herald) By Jason Hoppin, Santa Cruz Sentinel Monterey >> Forty-five years after humpback whales were placed on a list of endangered species, the U.S. has moved to lift federal protections for the popular cetaceans. With humpbacks […]

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Capitola to kick off zoning code update April 30

Ron Graves By Jondi Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA >> The task of updating a zoning code adopted in 1975 will kick off with a joint meeting of the City Council and the Planning Commission at 6 p.m. April 30 in City Hall. The Planning Commission will hold special meetings at 6 p.m. on the […]

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Ocean fishing opens up for salmon and rockfish

Photo: Alex is all smiles with his prized catch of Monterey Bay salmon Rockfish and lingcod season started out slow April 1st and is rapidly building momentum. Salmon season launched days later with hit and miss results. A few anglers started the season with rockfish and a new limit of 3 lingcod per angler. The […]

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Capitola OKs buying body, car cameras for police

By Jondi Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA >> Capitola Police Chief Rudy Escalante made a solid case Thursday to invest $100,000 from a state grant in a set of nine patrol car and 20 body cameras for officers. His most compelling statistic: In Rialto, after half the force was outfitted with cameras, use of force […]

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Capitola to talk about hotel at City Hall site

By Jondi Gumz, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA >> The City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to adopt a public outreach plan to consider options to redevelop the 7-acre city hall site and the Pacific Cove parking lots into a hotel, a parking structure sought for a decade, a much-requested park and new civic facilities. Last […]

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State drought emergency filters down to Soquel Creek Water District

Photo- cabrillo.edu By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA >> LAST WEEK, GOV. JERRY BROWN ISSUED AN ORDER FOR THE STATE’S FIRST MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS AND LOCAL WATER AGENCIES HAVE BEEN QUICK TO FOLLOW. On Tuesday night, the Soquel Creek Water District Board of Directors discussed incorporating state mandates into its urban water management […]

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Capitola Easter event draws hundreds for egg hunt

Young children scramble through the sand at Capitola beach on Saturday during the annual Easter egg hunt hosted by the Capitola Chamber of Commerce. (Kevin Johnson — Santa Cruz Sentinel) By Calvin Men, Santa Cruz Sentinel CAPITOLA >> Eggs were abound in the sands of Capitola for the annual Easter egg hunt. Hosted by the […]

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