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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.

Santa Cruz Public Works Preparing for Sewer Repairs on Ocean Street

By Brett Martin - email

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Santa Cruz Public Works have hired the Monterey Peninsula Engineering to replace the sewer system on Ocean Street.

The construction is set to begin February 4 and last until May 14 along Ocean Street from Water St. to Graham Hill Rd.

Parking in the northbound lanes on Ocean from Blaine Street to Plymouth Street will be temporarily closed for two to four weeks to allow two lanes of traffic towards the freeway.

Road work will also take place on Blaine, Pryce, Felker, Hubbard and Washburn Streets.

Car Plunges Into Water off Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf

Car Plunges Into Water off Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf

By Chloe Beardsley - email

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Santa Cruz County dispatchers confirmed that a car drove off the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Coast Guard officials said everyone in the car got out safe.

County dispatchers said it happened around 10:30 a.m. All of the people in the car, including a dog, were able to swim to shore safely. The vehicle was completely submerged under water.

Police and firefighters are still trying to figure out how they're going to get the car out of the water. The cause is still under investigation.

 

Stamp Prices Tick Up This Weekend

By Ashleigh Coran - email

Come Sunday, it will cost you a penny more to send that card to grandma.

First-class stamps are going up to 46 cents. Postcard postage also rising a penny to 33 cents.

Since 1885, when the price for the first ounce of a first-class letter was two cents, rates have increased 24 times. 

The hikes come as the postal service still pays into future retiree healthcare benefits and consumers increasingly migrate to online services.

 

Second Santa Cruz Groper Case

Second Santa Cruz Groper Case

By Marissa Pendergrass - email

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.-  Santa Cruz Police are dealing with two groping incidents in one week.  There is a sketch of the latest suspect in the public parking lot near Cedar and Church Street.  While the two incidents are not believed to be connected, Santa Cruz Police spoke with us on Thursday about the concerning reports and how to protect yourself.    

"Very uncommon that I'd be by myself down here.  But yeah, that definitely makes me think about it twice," said Dionnie Palm, who visits Santa Cruz from Ben Lomond. 

Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group Announces Its 18th Annual Spring Forward Against Cancer

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Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group Announces Its 18th Annual  Spring Forward Against Cancer Black Tie Event  Saturday, April 13th at the Top of the Ritt in Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ , CA -- The Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group  will hold its 18th Annual  Spring Forward Against Cancer Event on Saturday, April 13, 2013  at the Top of the Ritt (E.C. Rittenhouse Building) in Santa Cruz.
Event Details:
·         Saturday, April 13th, 2013
·         Tickets: $150 per person, $300 per couple or tables of 10 for $2,000
·         Corporate table sponsorships are available.  Please contact the Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group for additional information.
·         Event Includes:  Reception, Live and Silent Auction, Sit Down Dinner, Music and more!