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S.C. HOSTS TOWN HALL MTG. 1-11-11 19:00 a.v.

A town hall meeting is slated to take place in Santa Cruz this week to remember those killed and injured during Saturday’s shooting in Arizona. Congressman Sam Farr will host the American Unity Town Hall meeting Thursday January 13th at the 1st Congregational Church at 900 High Street from 6-to-7 p.m. The meeting will also provide constituents with a forum to express their condolences and concerns about the weekend tragedy, and serve as an opportunity to remember and honor, U.C. Santa Cruz graduate, Gabriel Zimmerman and other victims of the shooting.


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U.C Santa Cruz administrators would like anyone with information about a graffiti threatening incident that was discovered on campus last month, to please step forward. The graffiti was found by a student in a men’s bathroom in the social sciences-2 building on December 8th. A campus-wide message was sent via email by the university’s executive vice chancellor asking students to be vigilant and report information about the incident to UCSC police.

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S.C & S.J. BANK ROBBER SOUGHT 1-11-11 18:00 a.v.

Police in Santa Cruz and San Jose are asking for the public’s help in finding the same man who robbed 2 different banks. Police say the suspect is linked to crimes that occurred in each city in November and December. The man, who is described as having brown hair and is about 30 years of age, is said to be 5-feet-9-inches to 6-feet tall and weighs between 175 to 200 pounds. the 1st robbery occurred on November 1st at the Camden Avenue Chase Bank in San Jose, and the 2nd robbery was committed in Santa Cruz on December 10th at the Comerica Bank on Mission Street.  Anyone with any information on either crime is asked to contact the Santa Cruz and/or San Jose Police Departments.

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Police in Marina arrested a man who was on probation for drug and forgery charges. Police were conducting a probation search at the apartment complex of 28-year old Christopher Smith in the 3100 block of Crescent Avenue just after 7:30 a.m. this morning, when they arrested him after finding what they believe to be methamphetamine hiding inside of a pocket of a sweater the man’s dog was wearing. Smith was booked into Monterey County Jail.


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The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in support a bill that would offer P-G-and-E customers to opt-out of SmartMeter installation. Assembly Bill 37, which was introduced after consumer’s expressed concerns about the potential health effects of Smartmeters, directs the California Public Utilities Commission to temporarily suspend deployment of SmartMeters until the opt-out alternative is in place. Supervisors also voted today to extend a moratorium on SmartMeter installations in the unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County through 2011.



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