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The City of Santa Cruz Certifies Twelve New Green Businesses- 4/15/15 11:30 S.G.

The City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department has certified twelve new local Green Businesses. Each organization has been recognized for meeting program goals in waste reduction and recycling, water and energy conservation as well as pollution prevention. The businesses being honored include Kuumbwa Jazz, College 8 Café, Save Our Shores, and Santa Cruz Pedicab. The certified organizations helped the Santa Cruz Green Business Program reduce the city’s carbon footprint by over 2,000 tons of CO2 in 2014.


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Santa Cruz County Inmate Sentenced for Assault, Threats in Jail- 4/15/15 11:00 S.G.

A Santa Cruz County inmate has been sentenced for threatening a correctional officer and assaulting a prisoner. Officials say John Jason Thomas committed both felonies while in custody at county jail.  Thomas was previously convicted of felony assault for stabbing his mother’s boyfriend in 2006. Additionally, he has served two prison terms for domestic violence. He has been sentenced to seventeen years and four months in prison.

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Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall to Receive State Grant for Upgrades- 4/15/15 09:00 S.G.

Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall will soon receive state funding to improve the facility. California lawmakers recently approved a $9.5 million grant, which will be used for upgrades at Juvenile Hall, including a new kitchen, and a garden area.  Staff at the facility plan to use both the kitchen and garden to teach incarcerated minors job skills. The grant will also be used to strengthen security and fund plumbing and electrical upgrades.

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Salinas Police Department Seeking New Officers- 4/15/15 08:30 S.G.

The Salinas Police Department is seeking to hire new officers. The agency is looking for several individuals who live in Monterey County to join the force. Potential candidates are encouraged to participate in a recruitment orientation session tomorrow where they will learn about the application process. The session will be held at the City Hall Rotunda building on Lincoln Avenue at 6 p.m. Applications are due on April 30th by 5 p.m.


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