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S.C. DAY ON THE BEACH EVENT 07-16-10 07:00 a.v.

Over 200 disabled people and their families are expected to take part in the 18th annual Day on the Beach tomorrow in Santa Cruz. The event, hosted by the nonprofit organization, Shared Adventures, will include such activities as scuba-diving, kayaking, and outrigger canoeing. The event starts at noon at Cowells Beach and the outdoor events will be organized for people with disabilities only. The event is also expected to include music, free food, sand castle building and beach wheelchair racing.

 

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POLICE CHIEF TO AUDIT K.C. P.D 07-16-10 05:50 a.v.

An audit, planned for the King City police department, is said to build better community relations with area residents after concerns about the effectiveness of the city’s police department was voiced this week.   King City Council members unanimously approved funding Tuesday for an outside investigator, police chief Tommy Tunson of Arvin, to research allegations of the department’s failure of not making any progress in solving a rash of gang violence that has plagued the city this year, and to audit the department in order to find ways to streamline operations.

 

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MISSING HIKERS FOUND 07-15-10 20:350 a.v.

2 hikers, who went missing in Big Basin State Park this week, were found safe early this morning. 2 women in their early 20’s were reported missing after becoming separated from their families Wednesday afternoon. The hikers were found in the park around 2:30 a.m. Big Basin State Park is an 18,000 acre park located outside of Boulder Creek in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and has over 80 miles of trails.

 

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S.C. SURFER ARRESTED FOR SELLING DRUGS 07-15-10 20:20 a.v.

A Santa Cruz big-wave surfer was arrested, among 10 others, during several drug raids this week. Officers seized over an ounce of near-pure methamphetamine during the first raid of the surfer’s home on the 1400 block of Laurel Street. 46-year old Anthony Ruffo was arrested for possessing meth for sale, along with 27-year old Christina Scroggins, who tried destroying evidence. A 2nd raid was conducted yesterday morning at a Lee Street house where officers arrested 8 people and seized drugs and 2 guns. Both Ruffo and Scroggins were booked into Santa Cruz County jail and were released later that day.

 

 

 

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MCO WOMAN ARRESTED IN S.C. 07-15-10 20:00 a.v.

A Monterey County woman was arrested this week in Santa Cruz after crashing her vehicle prior to leading officers on a cross-county chase. The pursuit began when 19-year old Carrie Combs was spotted by a C-H-P officer littering out of her car while traveling on Ocean Street around 11:20 p.m. Combs, who then drove onto southbound Highway-1 evading the officer’s attempts to pull her over, led police into Watsonville where she hit a traffic signal, fled on foot and was caught nearby. Combs was treated for moderate injuries at a nearby hospital before being booked into Santa Cruz County Jail on multiple charges including suspicion of driving under the influence.

 

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