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Pet of the Week: Stella

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s Pet of the Week is Stella. Behold the bewitching beauty of Stella! Stella is a spayed female 15-year-old Calico with such otherworldly eyes it’s as though she’s a magical forest cat who possesses all the secrets of the universe. How is it possible that one creature can be this […]

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California health exchange rates to increase 1.8% in 2022

SAN FRANCISCO — Individual insurance premiums on California’s health exchange for the uninsured will go up 1.8% on average next year — a low increase credited to record enrollment and increased competition among health carriers, officials announced Wednesday. In the last year, nearly 250,000 people purchased insurance through Covered California, bringing its total enrollment to […]

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Santa Cruz County jail inmate dies

SANTA CRUZ — Santa Cruz County jail inmate Felipe Herrera died Tuesday at a Santa Cruz County medical facility, according to a release from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff. Herrera, 57, was stricken by an unknown medical emergency while at his routine tri-weekly appointment, the Sheriff’s department reported. Related Articles Elmwood jail: Inmate dies, another […]

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Santa Cruz district attorney tacks on hate crime charge against two residents accused of vandalizing Black Lives Matter mural

SANTA CRUZ – Two Santa Cruz County residents accused of vandalizing the Black Lives Matter mural on Center Street appeared in Santa Cruz County Superior Court Wednesday morning for arraignment. Santa Cruz Police arrested Brandon Bochat, a 20-year-old from Santa Cruz, and Hagan Warner, a 19-year-old from Boulder Creek, on Saturday. The two men filmed […]