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Enterovirus now confirmed in California

Enterovirus now confirmed in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. 4 confirmed cases of the Enterovirus D68 have been reported to the California Department of Public Health. 3 cases in San Diego County and 1 in Ventura County are the first confirmed cases in California in 2014.

While other specimens are still being tested in the state, Dr. Ron Chapman with the CDPH says. ““We are not surprised to find EV-D68 causing some illnesses in California given the apparent widespread nature of this virus in other parts of the country.”

More cases are anticipated in the coming weeks. CDPH has asked local health departments to submit samples from all rhinovirus/enterovirus positive specimens from hospitalized children less than 18 years of age for further typing. Several specimens have been received by CDPH for testing, and testing is underway.

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Save Our Shores needs your help!

Save Our Shores needs your help!
Santa Cruz, CA - Save Our Shores (SOS), the leader in ocean awareness, advocacy and action on the Central Coast, will coordinate the largest community cleanup of the year from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 20, as part of Annual Coastal Cleanup Day. The event spans the globe, with volunteers in more than 100 countries removing garbage from beaches and waterways. Locally, SOS is leading cleanups at more than 70 sites located throughout Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, as well as an offshore cleanup conducted via SUPs and kayaks. SOS expects at least 3,000 community volunteers to participate on Saturday. SOS uses data collected during Annual Coastal Cleanup Day to analyze the health of the Central Coast.

National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 23

On September 23, 2014, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day (VVRD) with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day on November 4.

In Santa Cruz County, the County Clerk has partnered with county libraries to offer online voter registration or paper voter registration cards to persons wanting to register or re-register to vote. 

Library locations and hours on Tuesday, September 23 are:

Volunteers sought for 30th annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday

Save Our Shores is seeking volunteers to participate in this year's Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday. The event, now in its 30th year, is the largest community cleanup of the year.

Save Our Shores will lead cleanups at 70 spots in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event spans the globe, with volunteers in more than 100 countries, and about 3,000 community volunteers are expected to participate locally.

"Due to drought conditions, we have the unique opportunity to clean exposed shoreline at the Loch Lomond Reservoir,” said Rachel Kippen, Save Our Shores program manager. “I am hopeful for volunteers' assistance, as it is a priority for healthy water quality.”

Cleanup sites will include Davenport Main Beach, Panther Beach, Cowell/Main Beach, San Lorenzo River, Sunny Cove, Aptos Creek, Soquel Creek, Watsonville Slough, Elkhorn Slough and Sand City Beach.

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Theatre workshop at Cabrillo College

                                    Cabrillo College Theatre Arts Presents
STAGE DOOR – A Day of Theatre Workshops for High School Students
Saturday September 27, 9:00 AM-4:00PM

APTOS, CA - Cabrillo College Theatre Arts today announces that its 8th Annual STAGE DOOR – a day of theatre workshops for high school students, will be held on September 27, 2014 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, at the Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College Aptos Campus, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos. The registration deadline is Friday, September 19.

STAGE DOOR will feature workshops led by Cabrillo’s distinguished Theatre Arts faculty and staff, in the following areas:

 • Auditioning 

 • Improvisation

Derek Carr to start for Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr to start for Oakland Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. - Raider Nation, get ready to start the Carr. For the first time in Oakland Raider history a rookie quarterback will start week 1 of the regular season.

Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets.
Coach Dennis Allen announced Monday that Carr got the nod ahead of Matt Schaub, who struggled in the preseason and has been hampered by a sore elbow.
Carr will be the first rookie to start the season opener at quarterback in Raiders history.

Country music show coming to Monterey County

The first of its kind country music show will be coming to Greenfield on September 27, 2014. 

Performers include:  Chris Cagle, Bucky Covington, Maggie Rose, and Chris Janson. 

Promoters say they are focused on the music and the  fans.  Ranch 1917 is billed as a fun, family friendly, and safe event. 

To buy tickets and for more information go to:  http://www.ranch1917.com

People behind the concert said "We have a beautiful location in the hills and the inspiration was about music, nature, and fans.  We started the actual work on this about a year ago and the goal was to share our passion of music with the community.  All involved, have full time careers outside of this."