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Affordable Housing, Aptos 08/15/10 9:45 p.m. TDH

Santa Cruz County Supervisors are expected on Tuesday to consider providing a 3.2-million dollar grant to an area-non profit, to build more affordable housing in Aptos.   The Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the money, for the organization Mid Peninsula Housing Coalition.   The non-profit plans to build affordable rental units in the parcel known as The Miller Property, across from Aptos's Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center.   As many as 40 units could occupy the site, which is one of a few approved by the County for additional affordable rental units.

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Castoville Murder 08/15/10 5:00 p.m. TDH

A Salinas man was shot to death in Castroville early this(Sunday) morning, and 2-others were injured.   At 3:17 a.m., Monterey County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call of an injured teenager on the 11-thousand 5-hundred block of Jackson Street.   They found Salinas resident Salvatore Dentice dead at the scene.  He had been shot in the upper body.   2-other Salinas residents had also been shot in the upper bodies.   They were taken to local hospitals to be treated for their injuries. A 4th victim was shot at, but was not struck.

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Salinas Murder 08/15/10 5 p.m. TDH

One person was killed, and another was hospitalized, after a shooting in Salinas on Saturday night.   The shooting occurred in the Closter Park area, at 8:20 p.m.   One victim had taken a taxi to the hospital by the time officers responded to the shots.  The 29-year old was shot once in the torso, and was in stable condition Sunday morning.  He informed police officers that there was another victim involved, and officers located him in a vehicle on the 8-hundred block of Beech Street.  The 19-year-old man had been shot multiple times, and was pronounced dead at the scene.   No suspects have been located.

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S.B.C. Budget, library 8/15/10 4:15 p.m. TDH

San Benito County Supervisors have given tentative approval to a 37-million dollar budget, which would see 12 county workers laid off.  The layoffs are part of an effort to close a 9-million dollar budget deficit.   The preliminary budget spares the County's only library, in Hollister, which had been threatened with cuts or even closure.  However, the library remains on the endangered list, as Supervisors also agreed last Friday to form a Special Budget Committee to explore further cuts.

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Live Oak Stabbing 08/15/10 5:00 p.m. TDH

A 24-year-old man was stabbed in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz early this morning(sun).  The Santa Cruz County resident drove himself to a convenience store seeking help, and was taken by emergency crews to Dominican Hospital.   He told police that he had been stabbed in the area of 30th Avenue and Scriver Street at 2:45 a.m.   The victim did not identify his attacker, however he said that he knew him.  The victim was treated for non-life threatening lacerations to his arm.

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