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Appeals court dismisses appeal in man’s suit against Dominican Hospital

April 10, 2013

A state appeals court has dismissed an appeal by a man who sued Dominican Hospital, claiming negligence, malice and oppression. The full text of the decision, issued Wednesday, can be found here or at the bottom of this post. The background: Solomon Demma was a patient at Domican Hospital’s Behavior Health Unit several times in 2010…

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Three strikes you’re out? Santa Cruz Co. man seeks release under revised state law

April 9, 2013

It’s been about 15 years since Kevin O’Connell was sent to prison for the rest of his life after being convicted by a jury of pawning a stolen pendant and later selling it to his former landlady. That 1998 felony conviction for receiving stolen property marked his third strike under California’s three strikes law, thus…

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Oh snap!

April 9, 2013

Apparently the folks over at the Monterey County Weekly aren’t too happy with KSBW. They’ve got an interesting little editorial written by “Squid” accusing KSBW of stealing one of their stories. The story involves a contest for most dog-friendly city, in which Carmel-by-the-sea is the running. KSBW officials have admitted the two stories were similar…

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A bus to Big Basin?

April 5, 2013
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Over at KUSP, former Santa Cruz County supervisor Gary Patton takes a look at the possibility of a bus to Big Basin. Read the piece and give the podcast a listen to over at Patton’s blog, The Land Use Report. Take a Bus to Big Basin

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Santa Cruz Co. DA: Woman who made false rape claim at UC Santa Cruz campus will be charged

March 21, 2013

Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee announced on March 21 that the woman who told police she was beaten and raped on the UC Santa Cruz campus in February will be charged for making a false report. Morgan Triplett, 20, a student at UC Santa Barbara, called 911 on Feb. 17, 2013 and reported…

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