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Sc pilot project-2/26/14-1712-PMD

A new office is set to  open on pacific avenue  in santa cruzthis march, was announced at tuesday’s city council meeting.   The district attorney’s office announced the new office which will also house probation, mental health and city officials as the implementation of an 8 month pilot program looks at the 1-hundred chronic offenders list. The santa cruz county superior court has also appointed a judge to handle cases, so that offenders with 3 or more infractions will be issued a bench warrant.  They will then be evaluated by the new office for how best to resolve the chronic citation issue.

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UC AND CSU IN GOVERNOR’S BUDGET - 02-26-14 11:30 SG

A NEW ANALYSIS HAS REVEALED PROPOSED GOVERNMENT SPENDING ON THE CSU AND UC SYSTEMS FOR THE 2014-15 YEAR.      THE ANALYSIS, PUBLISHED BY THE CALIFORNIA BUDGET PROJECT, SHOWS THAT THE GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED BUDGET WILL GRANT EACH SYSTEM 142 MILLION DOLLARS.   HOWEVER STATE SUPPORT WILL BE 25 PERCENT BELOW PRE-RECESSION LEVELS.   THE REPORT ALSO REVEALS MARKED INCREASES IN TUITION FEES AND STUDENT LOAN DEBT.

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NEW PROVOST AT CSUMB - 02-26-14 10:30 SG

A NEW PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS HAS BEEN APPOINTED AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY  MONTEREY BAY.    BONNIE IRWIN WILL START JULY 7TH, SUCCEEDING FORMER PROVOST DR. JULIO BLANCO.    IRWIN WAS PREVIOUSLY A DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES, AND AN ENGLISH PROFESSOR, AT EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY.     AS PROVOST, IRWIN WILL OVERSEE ALL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND WILL WORK ALONGSIDE THE UNIVERSITY’S PRESIDENT TO IMPROVE THE MONTEREY INSTITUTION.

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OCEAN SPEEDWAY + COMMUNITY - 02/26/14 08:00 S.S.

RACING  WILL  CONTINUE  AT  THE  SANTA  CRUZ  COUNTY  FAIRGROUNDS,  ALBEIT  WITH  A  SHORTER  SEASON,  EARLIER  CURFEW,  AND  SOME  OTHER  MODIFICATIONS.    THAT’S  BECAUSE  OFFICIALS  WITH  BOTH  OCEAN  SPEEDWAY,  AND  A  COMMUNITY  GROUP  (KNOWN  AS  C-A-F-A  (THE  COMMUNITY  ALLIANCE  FOR  FAIRGROUNDS  ACCOUNTABILITY),   HAVE  COME  TO  AN  AGREEMENT  ON  WHAT  NEEDS  TO  BE  DONE  TO  MITIGATE  THE  NOISE  ISSUE  C-A-F-A  MEMBERS  HAD  COMPLAINED  ABOUT.   
EACH  GROUP  WILL  PONY-UP   25-THOUSAND  DOLLARS  TOWARD  A  PRIZE….THAT  WILL  BE  GIVEN  TO  THE  PERSON  (OR  GROUP)  THAT  DESIGNS  THE  BEST  NOISE-  CANCELLING  MUFFLER).

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WVILLE CITY SALES TAX - JUNE BALLOT - 02/26/14 10:00 S.S.

THE   WATSONVILLE  CITY  COUNCIL  HAS  VOTED  TO  PUT  A  MEASURE  ON  THE  JUNE  BALLOT,  THAT  COULD  RAISE  THE  CITY’S  SALES  TAX.   TWO-THIRDS  OF  THE  CITY’S  VOTERS  WOULD  HAVE  TO  VOTE  FOR  THE  HALF-CENT  INCREASE.    THAT  WOULD  PUT  THE  CITY’S SALES  TAX  AT  9  PERCENT….WHICH  WOULD  BE  THE  HIGHEST  IN  SANTA  CRUZ  COUNTY.

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