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Credit card skimmers found on gas pumps in Watsonville

Credit card skimmers found on gas pumps in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - Paying $4 a gallon is already a lot, but you could be paying a lot more than that without evening knowing it.



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Think twice before you buy a bunny for someone for Easter

News release provided by the Monterey County Health Department.

Baby chicks, bunnies and ducks may seem like the perfect Easter basket addition, but think twice! These cute babies grow up into large, adult animals requiring full-time care.

Rabbits make wonderful pets, but they aren't care-free pets. They have to be taken care of just like you would a dog or a cat. Rabbits commonly live for 8-10 years, and can live as long as 15, depending upon the breed, so it is a long-term commitment. Other factors to consider include the fact that not as many vets are experienced with rabbits, so your veterinary costs could be higher than you might expect to pay for a dog.

Delaveaga Golf Course to Host Santa Cruz Jr. Golf Day

Delaveaga Golf Course to Host Santa Cruz Jr. Golf Day

Former PGA & LPGA Stars Roger Maltbie, Kay Cockerill and Santa Cruz’s Cory McElyea to be Featured

Santa Cruz, Calif., APRIL 2, 2014— The DeLaveaga Golf Course is proud to host the Santa Cruz Junior Golf Day on April 19, 2014 from 3 to 6pm. The event will feature a free clinic with former PGA Tour member and current NBC and ESPN broadcaster, Roger Maltbie, former LPGA Tour member and current NBC and Golf Channel broadcaster Kay Cockerill and Santa Cruz’s own Cory McElyea, the 2013 California State Amateur Champion and 113th U.S. Open participant. Following the clinic, a special VIP reception will be held, with the proceeds to benefit Santa Cruz Junior Golf.


Watsonville man gets 153 years

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -

A Watsonville man was sentenced Friday to 153 years in state prison after being convicted of felony child sex abuse.

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Free CPR Classes

The Aptos/La Selva Fire District is offering a free “Bystander” Child/Adult/Infant CPR class. 

Thursday, April 17th

6:30 to 8:30 PM

Administration Building at 6934 Soquel Drive, Aptos

This class is not for medical certification, but is a great way for community members to learn the basics of CPR, as well as a brief segment on defibrillator use.  To register, or for more information on this course, call  831-685-6690.

Donations being accepted for alleged child abuse victims

 The Monterey County Association of Families Caring for Children is now accepting donations from anyone interested in donating on behalf of foster children including the alleged victims from the Salinas child abuse case

Here is the original press release on how to donate:

Donations Being Accepted on Behalf of Foster Children/Russell Road Incident Victims

For those interested in helping foster children in Monterey County, including the young victims of the recent Russell Road incident, the Monterey County Association of Families Caring for Children is now accepting donations.   Financial contributions can be sent to:


P.O. Box 2283

Salinas, CA 93902


Checks should be made out to MCAFCC.  Those wishing to designate donations for the specific needs of the children involved in the Russell Road incident can note their request in the memo or note section of their check.

Tsunami inundation maps for Santa Cruz, Monterey counties

The California Geological Survey, California Emergency Management Agency, and Tsunami Research Center at the University of Southern California have released a set of tsunami inundation maps.