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Police: Madyson was killed before reported missing

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
SANTA CRUZ -- A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the death of 8-year-old Madyson Middleton, whose body was discovered Monday night in a recycling bin after an extensive search by hundreds of people, Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel announced Tuesday.
Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeff Rosell said he is reviewing the case, and
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Missing girl found dead

Modified: Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2015
UPDATE: Around 8 p.m. Monday, detectives discovered a body in a dumpster at the Tannery Arts Center, which appeared to be that of Madyson Middleton, according to police.
The investigation led to a 15-year-old male suspect who was arrested at the Tannery.
Police will be holding a press conference today at 11 a.m.
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LGBT celebration returning to Watsonville

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Watsonville is getting its Pride back.
Seven years ago, a group of LGBT activists launched Watsonville's first-ever gay pride celebration, created as a way to foster awareness and acceptance of that community.
A modest success, the celebration continued for three more years as Watsonville's answer to a similar longstanding event in Santa Cruz.
But the success
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New Dr. Seuss book sells out before release

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Theodor Seuss Geisel has a new book published with a release date set for today -- and it is completely sold out.
With the warehouse emptied, "What Pet Should I Get" by Dr. Seuss is already in reprint, according to Kelly Pleskunas. Her bookshop, Crossroads Books, received about seven copies and with one remaining on Monday, Pleskunas said
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Pet cemetery provides full range of services

Posted: Monday, Jul 27th, 2015
PRUNEDALE -- In a small plot in a cemetery in Watsonville's hinterlands lies "Kleif," formerly of the Salinas Police Department.
Klief, who served for two years as a K9 officer, was killed in the line of duty on March 14, 2004 when he was stabbed by a fleeing burglary suspect. His funeral drew dozens of uniformed police officers, who
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Man stabbed multiple times

Posted: Saturday, Jul 25th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- A man was stabbed multiple times Friday night after the suspect attempted to rob him.
According to Watsonville Police, around 11:10 p.m., officers were flagged down on Union Street next to the police department by a man. Officers soon discovered he was a victim of a stabbing that had occurred within the last few minutes.
The victim
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Highway portion dedicated to late senator

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- The late Senator Henry J. Mello has a theater named after him on the Watsonville High School campus. Now, a portion of Highway 1 bears the Watsonville native's name.
Assemblyman Luis Alejo dedicated a four-mile stretch of Highway 1, from the Pajaro River to Struve Road, to Mello during a ceremony unveiling the signs for the "Henry
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Garlic Festival turns on the heat in Gilroy

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
GILROY -- Flames shot out into the air to the cheers and anticipation of the bystanders as the volunteer pyro chefs from the Gilroy Garlic Festival displayed skill and finesse as they cooked the shrimp.
An iconic tradition for the Festival, people crowded around the barrier, packed in like sardines, to get a closer view. This weekend thousands of
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Microorganisms changing sea’s color

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- If you've been by the sea lately you may have noticed a drastic change: The water is a different color -- a light turquoise that you commonly seen in the Caribbean.
The cause is the abundant accumulation of harmless microorganisms, which are common out at deep sea. The single-celled phyto-plankton, coccolithophores, has lime scales that can
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Community Foundation awards grants

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
APTOS -- Thirty-six grants were recently approved by the Community Foundation's board of directors and awarded to local nonprofits working in the fields of Community Development, Education, Health and Human Services.
In addition to the Foundation's own grant pool, local donors stepped up and contributed $334,000 of the total. Additional support came to the Foundation from the
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Taylor’s Hot Dog Stand passes 60th anniversary

Posted: Thursday, Jul 23rd, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- A little more than six decades ago, a pair of brothers opened a hot dog stand in the heart of Watsonville, its simple, unpretentious menu a reflection of what was then a small-town farming community.
There, customers could walk up and buy a 20-cent hot dog and a soda at the original Maple Avenue location.
In
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Drought forces prisons to restrict showers, toilets

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY -- Water conservation due to the drought shows a new face in California with correctional facilities being required to reduce usage by 25 percent -- the most recent changes including restrictions on showers and toilet flushes.
"All state agencies were required to reduce water usage by 20 percent almost five years ago," said Bill Sessa, a spokesman
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Double homicide suspects back in court

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
SANTA CRUZ -- The six men accused in the Oct. 10 shooting that killed a 4-year-old girl and a 33-year-old man appeared in court Tuesday for the first day of their preliminary hearing.
The hearing, expected to take approximately a week, will determine whether the men will eventually go to trial for the shooting.
In court Monday and Tuesday
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Railroad crossing repairs expected soon

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- West Riverside Drive is a major thoroughfare in Watsonville, a road chosen by thousands of drivers daily who are entering or leaving the city.
But for drivers heading toward Highway 1, they have had to contend with a rough railroad crossing at the intersection of West Riverside Drive and Walker Street. Mindful drivers slow down to
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Three injured in head-on crash

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
ZAYANTE -- Three people suffered major injuries in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday morning on East Zayante Road.
Californian Highway Patrol officer Bryce Danehauer said a male driver of a Chevy pickup, with a male passenger, was traveling south on East Zayante Road just after 8 a.m. Witnesses said the Chevy driver was driving at a high speed and recklessly.
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Man arrested after robbing jewelry store

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- A Watsonville man was arrested Tuesday after robbing a jewelry store.
According to Watsonville Police, around 4:29 p.m., officers were dispatched to Don Roberto's Jewelers at 319 Main St. for a report of a silent robbery alarm. According to a neighboring business, there was a sound of glass breaking coming from the jewelry store. Officers responded and set
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Main Street project poll results

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 22nd, 2015
On July 9, the Register-Pajaronian posted a poll on Facebook asking readers if they were in favor of the three month trial period of the downtown Watsonville plan, where crews will place temporary barriers between Riverside Drive and Beach Street. At the time of publication, a total of 69 people had responded to the poll.
With 36 percent opposed,
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Family donates antique apple wagon to Ag History Project

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 21st, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- In the early 20th century, two Croatian immigrants found their way to Watsonville to join the booming apple industry.
James and Anton Scampavia eventually formed Scampavia Brothers, and became fully involved in the Pajaro Valley industry that was shipping 2.5 million boxes by 1909, according to historical documents.
But to get the apples out of
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Keeping it local, organic

Modified: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Several small toads were hopping amid the deep verdant rows in a Watsonville farm Monday, joined by snakes and lizards in a hunt for the bugs that would eat the crops.
That is the sole job of the creatures, whose habitat at Whiskey Hill Farms on Calabasas Road was created specifically as a natural pest deterrent.
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Relay For Life draws hundreds

Posted: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- A veil of gray clouds had just lifted Saturday morning when Itzel Bastida took a walk around the track at Watsonville High School.
She joined about 80 other cancer survivors for the first lap of the annual Relay For Life.
Itzel, 11, was three when she was diagnosed with cancer. Now free from the disease, she
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Community remembers loved ones at Obon Festival

Posted: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Children frolicked in the lot of the Watsonville Buddhist Temple dressed in full kimonos mimicking the dancing adults as the community came out Sunday to celebrate Obon.
Obon is a Japanese festival celebrating the life of those who have died.
Yukiko Tokutomi-Northon of Watsonville went with her daughter and friends in continuation of the life-long tradition.
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Special day for special needs

Posted: Monday, Jul 20th, 2015
SANTA CRUZ -- The 23rd annual Day on the Beach unfolded Saturday at Cowell Beach. Thanks to an enormous outpouring of volunteers, about 300 people with varying disabilities were treated to a load of fun, including surfing, kayaking, scuba and plunging into the Pacific in king-size outriggers.
"For me, this is almost breathtaking," said Foster Andersen, founder of Shared
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California Rodeo Salinas returns

Modified: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
SALINAS -- Nicole Riggle took a seat astride "Gucci" Thursday, the quarter horse's leather saddle polished and her muscles tensed as she waited to dash down an arena and around three barrels.
Riggle and Gucci were competing in the California Rodeo Salinas, which draws riders from across the U.S.
Riggle, 22, of Scottsdale, Ariz., is a professional barrel
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Toddler who drowned at campgrounds ID’d

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- The toddler that died in a hot tub Monday at the Santa Cruz/Monterey KOA campgrounds has been identified as Wyatt Alexander Hutchings of Scotts Valley. His correct age was also announced in a published obituary as 23 months and four days.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Lt. Kelly Kent said emergency crews were dispatched just before 4
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Silent auction will benefit shelter

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- Every year, Pajaro Valley Shelter Services assists dozens of homeless families with temporary housing,
All told, the organization assists more than 250 individuals per year, and an estimated 5,000 since its opening 32 years ago.
As a nonprofit, that comes largely thanks to donations from community members and organizations, which takes no small amount of fundraising
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Aromas interchange project celebrated

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
AROMAS -- More than two years after construction began, and nearly 20 years after initial studies, officials celebrated the completion of the San Juan Road Interchange Project Friday.
The $91 million project removed three at-grade intersections on San Juan, Dunbarton and Cole roads with a single interchange at San Juan Road and Highway 101.
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Inmate missing from Rountree

Modified: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- An inmate serving time at the medium security facility Rountree was discovered missing Thursday while assigned to an outside work crew.
William Yvon, 25, was serving a sentence for drug and theft charges when he walked away at approximately 7:15 a.m. He and other inmates were working in the kitchen at the jail as eligible inmates
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CYT Santa Cruz presenting ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’

Posted: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
  APTOS -- Christian Youth Theatre Santa Cruz will present "Shrek the Musical, Jr.," opening Friday at Aptos High School.
  The family-friendly musical comedy follows the adventures of an ogre named Shrek who sets off on a quest to save Princess Fiona from a dragon. However, it turns out that in order to ultimately succeed, Shrek must battle an even bigger
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Man shot on Manfre Road

Posted: Thursday, Jul 16th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- A 29-year-old Watsonville man was shot early Thursday as he stepped from his Manfre Road home to walk his dog.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff Lt. Kelly Kent said the victim was shot twice in the torso by two men who were apparently waiting for him on his property on the 300 block of Manfre at
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Proposal cements art for new park

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 15th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- A park in Seacliff that will soon break ground is slated to feature a public art piece headed up by Watsonville artist Kathleen Crocetti.
Crocetti, who is working on the project with Santa Cruz artists Brian Sarinova and Susanne Breubeck, submitted the proposal to the County Arts Commission, which put out a call for artists in December.
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New look for Highway 152

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 15th, 2015
WATSONVILLE -- A two-phase pavement overlay project along Highway 152 through Watsonville and over Hecker Pass has largely wrapped up.
Colin Jones, spokesman for Caltrans, said the project included a new slurry seal surface to Highway 152 through Watsonville and all the way to the summit at Mount Madonna, lane striping and crosswalk striping and some new signs
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Illegal pot dispensary found in RDM bar

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 15th, 2015
RIO DEL MAR -- On July 9, in response to numerous public complaints, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Marijuana Compliance Team assisted by California Alcohol and Beverage Control Agents served a search warrant at the SeaBreeze Tavern at 101 Esplanade in Aptos.
The owner, Thomas "Rich" McInnis, 52, was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale and forgery,
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Jam band performing in Corralitos

Modified: Wednesday, Jul 15th, 2015
CORRALITOS -- Jim Lewin will be performing at the Corralitos Cultural Center, 127 Hames Road, on Friday from 7:30-10 p.m.
Fans may know Lewin from various different genres such as Americana, bluegrass and country. Now leading his own group called Edge of the West, Lewin brings influences from different genres together as well as showcase his original songwriting.
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