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Cancer Research Grants 08/29/10 9:30pm TDH

3-UCSC researchers have been awarded grants of 10-thousand dollars each, to help fund their continuing cancer-research efforts.  The money is being given by the local charity The Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group.  The researchers are Camilla Forsberg, who researches leukemia, Lindsay Hinck, who studies breast cancer, and Seth Rubin, who studies how a particular protein interacts with cancerous cells.  The Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group has supported cancer-research since 2005.   The charity is set to hold its 7th annual fundraiser— Gourmet Grazing on the Green—on Saturday, September 25th, at Aptos Village Park.   More information can be found online at www.sccbg.org.

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S.C. Interim-chief 08/29/10 8:15pm TDH

Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Kevin Vogel has been named the department's interim-police chief.   Vogel will take the position on Thursday, September 2nd, the day after Police Chief Howard Skerry retires.  The Santa Cruz City Manager hopes to have a decision on a permanent replacement in December.  Many believe that Vogel will retain the Police Chief job, as he has support from fellow officers, and as city leaders prefer to hire from within the department.

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S.C. Robbery Arrest 08/29/10 8:00pm TDH

1-suspect was arrested after an armed home-invasion-robbery took place in Santa Cruz on Friday.   3-men robbed cash and marijuana from the Lincoln Street home at 4:30 p.m., and fled in a black Mustang with red stripes.   That car was located later in the evening, in Milpitas.   Local police arrested the 17-year-old owner of the vehicle, and allegedly found some of the money and marijuana in the car, along with an air-gun.   Santa Cruz police officers transported the teen to Santa Cruz County juvenile hall, where he was booked on charges of robbery, conspiracy, and burglary.   The other 2-suspects have not been located.

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S.C. Home Robbery 08/27/10 6pm TDH

An armed-home-robbery occurred this afternoon in Santa Cruz, when multiple suspects made off with cash and marijuana.   No one was injured in the incident, when 3-men armed with handguns broke into the Washington Street house at 4:30 p.m.    The suspects stole a container of marijuana and 4-thousand dollars in cash, and fled in a black mustang with red stripes.   They have not been located, one of the suspects is described as a black man who is missing his front 2-teeth. Anyone with information about the car, the suspects, or the incident, is encouraged to contact the Santa Cruz police department.  


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Salinas arts-center Open House 08/27/10 5:15pm TDH

An open-house reception is scheduled for tonight(Fri), in Salinas, to mark the grand opening of the renovated Alisal Center for Fine Arts.   The facility is designed to host dance and art classes.   The reception is set to be held from 6 pm to 8pm today, at the Bread Box Recreation Center in Salinas.  That’s located at 745 North Sanborn Road.

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