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State Of The Union Address, Fact Check

State Of The Union Address, Fact Check

WASHINGTON, D.C.-  The world is digesting an assertive State of the Union address by President Barack Obama on Tuesday night.  He focused on bringing troops home, reducing the nation's deficit and changing gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.

President Obama called on Congress to come together to find a solution, emphasizing his recovery programs won't add to the deficit.  He also said it's not bigger government we need, just a smarter one.  He said he'll bring nearly half of U.S.

UC Santa Cruz Student Shot While Waiting at Bus Stop Expected to Recover

SANTA CRUZ, Calif- A student waiting at a bus stop on Natural Bridges Drive was shot in the head during a robbery Monday night, said police.

It happened at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The 21-year-old student was approached by a person holding a gun. According to police, the suspect came from the wooded area behind the bus stop.

The suspect pointed a riffle at the victim and demanded that she empty her pockets and hand him all of her stuff, said police. According to the victim, she was hit in the back of the head with the riffle but was able to run away and flag down a passing motorist.

The victim was taken to the hospital, and doctors discovered that she had actually been shot in the head. The bullet was successfully removed by neurosurgeons. Police said that the victim is expected to make a full recovery.

Detectives searched the area with metal detectors and a K-9 unit, but were unable to find the suspect.

Watsonville PAL Fundraiser March 9th

Watsonville PAL has a fundraiser on March 9th. 

The Santa Cruz Warriors game at 7pm that day will be Watsonville PAL night, the Warriors will honor some PAL students and put them on the Jumbotron screen, the kids will get a meet and greet autograph session with the players of the game, shoot some free throws with the players, and they will recieve SC Warriors gift packs.

Tickets to the game that night are only $20 and 100% of the proceeds go back to Watsonville PAL.


SC Warriors Lose To Idaho Stampede

By Marissa Pendergrass - email

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.-  The Santa Cruz Warriors are wrapping up their seven-game road trip with a second game against the Idaho Stampede.

The Warriors dropped both games this weekend, to the Stampede, losing on Sunday 101- 80.

The loss, gives the Warriors an 18 and 11 record for the season.  Of those 11 losses, four have come at the hands of Idaho.

The Warriors return home for their next game against the L.A. D-fenders on Wednesday, February 20.


Probation Search Turns Into Drug Bust In Santa Cruz Mountains

By Jasmine Viel - email

FELTON, Calif.- Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies arrested Amber Fancher and Christopher Freehart after a routine probation search turned into a significant drug bust.

Deputies said the man and woman were caught overnight with several pounds of marijuana in their possession as well as other drugs. Fancher and Freehart were arrested on the 11000 block of Lakeview Avenue in Felton, just after midnight Thursday.

They were caught with more than six pounds of pot and methamphetamine.

Both were booked into Santa Cruz County jail on charges of possession for sale as well as the probation violations.


Military Officers Association (MOAA) meeting

The monthly meeting of Military Officers Association (MOAA) will be held Thursday, February 21 at Rancho Canada Golf Course. The speaker will be Edwin “Kip” Hawley, former head of the Transportation Services Administration and co-author of the best-selling book “Permanent Emergency: Inside the TSA and the Fight for the Future of America”. Mr. Hawley will speak on the TSA and some of his recommendations to change TSA procedures to combat terrorism. Social begins at 11:00, Lunch at 12:00. Active duty and retired military officers, their spouses and widows are welcome. Lunch cost is $20.00. For reservations, please call 649-6227.

Monterey Brewpub Wins Awards


Monterey, CA., January 30, 2013 – Peter B's Brewpub has once again picked up medals at the World Beer Championships. Located behind Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey's first and only Silver LEED®-EB certified hotel, Peter B’s Brewpub has won Gold medal for its Russian Imperial Espresso Stout. Furthermore, Peter B’s Brewpub, led by Brewmaster Kevin Clark, picked up two Bronze medals for its Barrel Aged Stout and Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout.