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Santa Cruz Is First California County to Ban Fracking

May 20, 2014 | 3:41 pm

Santa Cruz Is First California County to Ban Fracking

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Vote comes as at least two other counties consider barring the oil exploration technique. Read more …

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Make It Special: Where to Help Out on Christmas Day

December 24, 2013 | 5:00 pm

Make It Special: Where to Help Out on Christmas Day

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Nothing to do on Christmas Day? Here’s where you can volunteer a few hours of your time.

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Most Expensive Cities for Baby’s First Year Are, Yes, Right Here

August 9, 2013 | 12:27 pm

Most Expensive Cities for Baby’s First Year Are, Yes, Right Here

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We’re not surprised, but still. With a nod to England’s new royal infant, real estate listing service Redfin came out with the most expensive American cities for baby’s first year this week. San Jose ranked No.1, with a total cost of $41,600. Santa Cruz (2), San Francisco (4) and Santa Rosa (7) were close behind. […]

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March 7, 2013 | 9:03 am

Massive Memorial Held for Slain Santa Cruz Officers

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The city government shut down in Santa Cruz on Thursday as workers joined a massive memorial for two slain police officers. A procession of 200 vehicles left at 8:45 a.m. from the town’s Boardwalk and traveled through Santa Cruz, heading over Highway 17 to the HP Pavilion in San Jose. Genelle King Heim shared the […]

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News Pix: Police Escort Oakland Students to Library, Burrowing Owls in Berkeley, Protests Brew Around the Bay

February 22, 2013 | 12:11 pm

News Pix: Police Escort Oakland Students to Library, Burrowing Owls in Berkeley, Protests Brew Around the Bay

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Second and third graders from Oakland’s New Highland Academy marched to the library with a police escort on Thursday, February 21 to protest the gun violence that halted their weekly trips. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED) Jeremy Beasley is a 43-year-old inmate who spent 15 years in California’s highest-security lockup, Pelican Bay State Prison’s Security Housing Unit. At […]

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News Pix: Double Rainbows, Holiday Lights, Ocean Art and King Tides

December 14, 2012 | 11:30 am

News Pix: Double Rainbows, Holiday Lights, Ocean Art and King Tides

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Wednesday, December 12th, brought both sun and clouds to the skies above San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, and the combination produced spectacular scenes including a bright rainbow. Depending on the timing and location, some people even saw a double rainbow. (Jim Dikel/Ocean Beach Bulletin) After years of dark, Richmond’s Macdonald Street was decked out in festive […]

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Why Were Hundreds of Squid Stranded on Santa Cruz County Beaches?; Video

December 12, 2012 | 11:19 am

Why Were Hundreds of Squid Stranded on Santa Cruz County Beaches?; Video

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Scientists are asking themselves that question after hundreds of deep water Humboldt squid stranded themselves over the weekend. Hannah Rosen of Stanford’s Gilly Lab at the Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey told KQED’s Peter Jon Shuler the squid might be disoriented. Rosen says large stranding events appear to occur when the squid are invading a […]

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Portola Redwoods State Park Off The List

June 25, 2012 | 10:23 am

Portola Redwoods State Park Off The List

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In case you missed this in last Thursday’s Mercury News, the 2,800-acre Santa Cruz Mountains getaway southwest of Cupertino became the 31st park officially saved from the list of 70 parks. The article quotes Ruth Coleman, the head of California’s Department of Parks & Recreation, saying “We are over 30 now. I would expect we […]

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Feminist, Poet Adrienne Rich Dies

March 28, 2012 | 3:19 pm

Feminist, Poet Adrienne Rich Dies

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Poet Adrienne Rich, whose socially conscious verse influenced a generation of feminist, gay rights and anti-war activists, has died. She was 82. Rich died Tuesday at her Santa Cruz home from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, said her son, Pablo Conrad. She had lived in Santa Cruz since the 1980s. Forum spoke with Rich in 2005. […]

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March 22, 2012 | 9:28 am

Hey Someone in Marin, Your Missing Kitty’s in Santa Cruz; Video

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From the Santa Cruz Sentinel: A kitten took a wild ride across the Golden Gate Bridge to Santa Cruz on Wednesday after it got stuck in a van’s engine compartment. The kitten made the 85-mile trip unharmed, according to Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter spokesman Todd Stosuy. Now, authorities are looking for its owner. Santa […]

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