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August 19, 2015: Scotts Valley Considers Gun Store Ordinance

(09:46) SCOTTS VALLEY - A meeting is being held in Scotts Valley Wednesday night to discuss a proposed ordinance on gun shops. An increase in the number of gun stores in the city has raised concerns about public safety. The city council is now considering a measure that would regulate firearm dealers through security requirements and zoning measures. If approved, gun stores will need to be at least 500 feet away from schools, day cares and parks. Gun shop owners will also be required to obtain an additional firearms license from the city. The city council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. (S.G.)

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August 19, 2015: Moss Landing Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Animal Abuse Case

(09:19) MONTEREY COUNTY - A Moss Landing woman has pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of animal abuse. Late last month, humane officers rescued over 100 animals from a residence on Dolan Road. The property’s owner, 56-year-old Dena Rissel, was arrested. Rissel has since been released on the condition that she will not possess any animals throughout the case. She faces up to two years and four months in county jail. Rissel is due back in court September 8 for a preliminary hearing. (S.G.)

 

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August 19, 2015: 3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Soledad

(09:01) SOLEDAD - A 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck Monterey County early Wednesday morning. The quake hit 18 miles northeast of Soledad around 4:39 a.m. There have been no reports of damage or injury. It marked the third earthquake, magnitude 3.0 or greater, to hit the area in the past 10 days. (S.G.)

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August 19, 2015: Two Bills Introduced Following Continued Use of Drones Over California Wildfires

(08:36) SACRAMENTO - California lawmakers are considering two bills that address the hazards of drones flying over wildfires. SB 167 would increase fines and introduce the possibility of jail time for drone use that interferes with firefighters. SB 168 would grant immunity to any emergency responder who damages an unmanned aircraft during firefighting efforts. Both bills will be presented to the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management and the Senate Judiciary Committee in an oversight hearing on Wednesday. (S.G.)

 

 

 

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August 19, 2015: Santa Cruz Ranks High in Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

(07:58) SANTA CRUZ - Santa Cruz has been recognized as one of the best cities in the nation for women entrepreneurs. According to a new report released by data-science group GoodCall, Santa Cruz ranks 17th out of 405 cities, based on business climate for women, professional networking potential, and female educational values. Santa Cruz has also benefited from a large concentration of women business owners, low unemployment and high GDP growth. In the report, Santa Cruz outranked other California cities, including Palo Alto and San Mateo. (S.G.)

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