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Rodeo Sales Increase 7/18/10 TDH

Ticket sales for California Rodeo Salinas increased this year, compared to last year's event.    The 100th annual staging of the Rodeo saw an overall 8.9 percent-rise at the event's box office, with 49-thousand, 5-hundred-35 tickets sold during the 4-day event.   Today's(sun) final day drew 26-percent more people than last year's final day.   Those totals do not include off-site ticket sales.

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Greenfield arrest 7/18/10 TDH

A 21-year-old man was arrested in Greenfield on Saturday, who authorities say is a known gang member.   Derick Martin Barajas was taken into custody at 11:30 p.m., after leading Monterey County Sheriff's Deputies on a foot chase.   Deputies say Barajas threw away a loaded handgun during the pursuit, and that when they caught him, they found methamphetamine packaged for sale.   He was booked into Monterey County Jail on several charges.

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Career-transition website 7/18/10 TDH

If you're looking for a job, or looking to change your career, make sure you have a Santa Cruz library card.   Librarians are set to hold a workshop Tuesday morning, to demonstrate the new career-transitions database, which is available to all library card holders.   The workshop is from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Central Library located at 224 Church Street, in Santa Cruz.  The career-transition database is accessible from the "'Internet Resources' section" of the library's website, at w w w dot santa cruz p L dot org.   (www.santacruzpl.org) Another workshop is scheduled for the same time on July 27th.

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Salinas pursuit, arrest 7/18/10 TDH

A 27-year-old gang member was was arrested outside Watsonville today(Sun), after leading authorities on a car chase.  At 5:21 p.m., Members of the Salinas Police Department's Violence Suppression Unit recognized Bicente Carasco sitting in car in the Lamplighter Trailer Park.  Carasco was on parole, and officers attempted to conduct a parole search of his vehicle.   However, Carasco fled, and led officers on a pursuit on Highway-101.   The chase ended on San Juan Road at Allison Road, and Carasco was booked into Monterey County Jail for an outstanding warrant, and for felony evading arrest.

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2 Shot in Salinas 7/18/10 TDH

Two men were shot in Salinas early this(sun) morning. At 2:36 a.m., police responded to the 18-hundred block of Lohman Street, and found a 23-year-old victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.   A 28-year-old man was also found in an adjacent garage, who had been shot in the leg.   He was treated locally, while the 23-year-old was air-lifted to a Bay area hospital for medical attention.   Police say witnesses told them that there were 2-shooters, however neither have been located, and no arrests have been made.

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