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June 14, 2017: New County Administrative Officer

(09:50) Santa Cruz - The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors selected a new county Administrative Officer.  55 year-old Carlos J. Palacios is a 25-year resident of Santa Cruz County, has extensive ties to the community and represents the first Latino executive officer in the County's 167-year history.   Palacios currently serves as Assistant County Administrative Officer.   Palacios will oversee an annual budget $720 million and staff of 2,400 that provides a range of services to the Santa Cruz County community, including public safety and emergency preparation, health care and social services , road maintenance, environmental protection, agricultural and economic development.

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June 14, 2107: Traffic Delays: Torch Run

(09:40) Santa Cruz County - The community is being advised to expect traffic delays due to the Special Olympic Torch Run that is taking place today.   The area impacted will be Park Avenue, Monterey Avenue, Capitola Avenue and Cliff Drive between 11:15 A.M. and 12:15 P.M.. 

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June 14, 2017: Hospital Workers on Strike

(08:45) Watsonville - Hospital Workers are currently on strike at Watsonville Community Hospital.  Hospital workers are striking in an effort to Protect Patient Care, Protest Hospital’s Unfair Labor Practices and the Hospital’s Continued Threats to Unilaterally Cut Workers’ Healthcare Benefits.   More than 100 healthcare workers are participating in the 3 day strike that began this morning at 4 a.m., at the Watsonville Community Hospital.


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June 14, 2017: Panetta Statement on the Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

(08:15) Congressman Jimmy Panetta, released the following statement after several people were shot this morning in Alexandria, Virginia at a baseball practice for this week's charity congressional baseball game:  "My thoughts and prayers are with my Republican colleagues and the Capitol police officers who were shot this morning while at a practice for our charity baseball game.  We stand together against this senseless attack."  Congressman Panetta does play on the Democratic team, and was at practice at a different facility this morning.  

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June 14, 2017: Operation Chill         

(06:55) Monterey County - The Monterey Police Department will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in Monterey.   It the 22nd year of 7-Eleven working with local police and Sheriff’s departments to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons, to children and youth through its popular Operation Chill community-service program.  Operation Chill started in Philadelphia in 1995 and has expanded to cities across the country.  Law enforcement agencies use the Slurpee coupons to enhance relationships with the young people of their cities by rewarding them for good deeds, constructive activities and acts of kindness. Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee drink at participating 7-Eleven stores.




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