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STONE TASK FORCE- 6/6/13- 16:50 PMD

MONTEREY BAT ASSEMBLY-MEMBER MARK STONE HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO A TASK FORCE.   STONE IS NOW A MEMBER OF THE FUTURE OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTERS TASK FORCE.  STONE WAS PICKED BECAUSE OF HIS WORK WITH DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED CHILDREN AS A SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SUPERVISOR, AND AS ASSEMBLY’S CHAIR ON HUMAN SERVICES.  THE TASK FORCE WILL EXAMINE THE ISSUES FACING PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

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SC Co. Hep A diagnosis

Update: 6/5/13, 5:02 PM

The Santa Cruz county health department has confirmed that someone in Santa Cruz County has contracted Hepatitis A.

The diagnosis is linked to the recall of a berry product sold at Costco.

The brand is Townsend Farms Organic Anti-Oxidant Blend.

Common symptoms include: Abdominal pain, pale stools, and yellow eyes or skin. Hepatitis A symptoms can show as early as 2 weeks or as long as 50 days.

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Lengthy Jail term for Gang member

Update: 6/5/13, 3:08 PM

A lengthy prison sentence was handed down Wednesday to a known gang member.

Albert “Doughboy” Martinez has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

That sentence steams from an August 2011 attack, while he was in Santa Cruz County Jail.

At that time, Martinez and another inmate assaulted a third inmate, who suffered minor injuries.

At the time Martinez was considered a high ranking gang member.

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New CFO for Salinas area Hospital

Update: 6/5/13, 3:05 PM

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has named its new Chief Financial Officer.

Augustine Lopez was named the new CFO through a press release.

Previously, Lopez served as the CFO for San Gabriel Valley Medical Center.

He replaces Robert Dvorak who came out of retirement to serve as interim CFO.

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Arrest of man who assaulted a child

Update: 6/5/13 3:05 PM

A Central Coast man has been arrested for sexually abusing a child.

Last Saturday, a Watsonville family contacted Police about the alleged sexual abuse of an 8-year-old girl, by a man that was known to her.

Police tracked down and arrested 20-year-old Jonathan Cash in Salinas.

In his possession were videotapes of the alleged assault. Cash is currently in Santa County Jail.

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