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Country music show coming to Monterey County

The first of its kind country music show will be coming to Greenfield on September 27, 2014. 

Performers include:  Chris Cagle, Bucky Covington, Maggie Rose, and Chris Janson. 

Promoters say they are focused on the music and the  fans.  Ranch 1917 is billed as a fun, family friendly, and safe event. 

To buy tickets and for more information go to:  http://www.ranch1917.com

People behind the concert said "We have a beautiful location in the hills and the inspiration was about music, nature, and fans.  We started the actual work on this about a year ago and the goal was to share our passion of music with the community.  All involved, have full time careers outside of this."

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Be Ready for a Natural Disaster

Be ready for the next earthquake, fire, flood, or other emergency

Free fair on September 20 will help you prepare


MONTEREY, Calif. — After events like the weekend earthquake in Napa, many of us think about whether we would be prepared if disaster strikes. Unfortunately, many of us don’t get past the thinking stage.      


What’s the best place to keep an emergency kit? How much water should you have on hand? If you have to go to a shelter, what will you do with your pets? Get guidance and tools to help you answer those questions and others at the Emergency Preparedness Fair, Saturday, September 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Del Monte Center in Monterey.


Velador back in court Wednesday

Velador back in court Wednesday

WATSONVILLE. Calif. A woman accused of *nearly* killing a 10 year old boy in March is expected in court tomorrow.

Watsonville police arrested Brenda Velador last week. They say she sped through a crosswalk and hit Jesse Ventura who was crossing Main Street with his family.

The boy remains in a coma at a bay area hospital.

Velador pleaded not guilty to reckless driving charges Monday. Prosecutors want to increase her bail from $60,000 to $250,000.

Santa Cruz County Arts Council planning new public art project

Santa Cruz County Arts Council planning new public art project

A new public art project in Santa Cruz is aimed at celebrating and raising awareness of the San Lorenzo River as well as the Tannery Arts Center.

A year-long public arts project will include activities and programs as well as temporary and permanent art installations.

The Ebb and Flow River Arts Project will begin on June 6, 2015 with a daylong celebration of the river and arts. It will include a "kinetic sculpture parade" and the unveiling of new Ebb and Flow sculptures.

Public input is being sought for the project, with two meetings planned for next month.

Organizers say they want to " hear about your passions, ideas, and dreams for the San Lorenzo River. We’ll use your input to help co-design public art projects along the Riverwalk and on the Tannery Arts Center campus."

Those meetings will be held the first week of September from 5:30 to 7 p.m. as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 2: Santa Cruz Library – Downtown Branch meeting room, 225 Church St.

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Coffee meetings with Santa Cruz County sheriff-elect


How does a cup of coffee with a soon-to-be sheriff sound?

Santa Cruz County Sheriff-Elect Jim Hart is holding open meetings to discuss local issues with the public.

The first meeting is on Monday, August 11 at 9 a.m. It will take place at the San Lorenzo Valley Service Center, 6062 Suite A in Felton. 

Click here for the upcoming meeting schedule:


Dear Jon: There’s hope for pet owners who can’t afford care

 Dear Jon: There’s hope for pet owners who can’t afford care

You may have been in a situation where your pet had a life threatening condition, but you couldn't pay for care due to one reason or another. It's a really tough situation to be in, the thought of losing your pet to a lack of funds. Shelly wrote to me and asked, “Dear Jon, my pet has a serious medical condition, but I can't pay for care, is there any hope?”

Yes there is hope and one resource I’ve located here on the Central Coast is called the BirchBark Foundation.

Santa Cruz County considers taxing medical marijuana dispensaries

Story by Marissa Schwartz

Some medicinal marijuana shops on the Central Coast may have to start charging customers more to sell their products.  It's something voters in Santa Cruz County may get a say on, come November.  On Monday, NewsChannel 5 found out why county supervisors are set to discuss a new tax measure this week.

Shops in unincorporated areas of Santa Cruz County like Granny Purps may face a new tax measure, proposed by county leaders.  The county said it's all to bring in more to help patrol commercial cultivation of pot.

It has the potential to bring in almost $1 million a year.  Supervisor John Leopold said the county is faced with tough circumstances in regulating the industry.