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October 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
The City Council of this fervently liberal seaside city voted unanimously Tuesday to pass the nation's highest living wage: $11 an hour, or $12 without benefits. Like most of the 50 other living wage ordinances nationwide, Santa Cruz's would at first only cover full-time workers for the city or for-profit companies with city contracts. Most city workers already make more than $11 an hour.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2003
A car with an elderly man at the wheel lurched out of control and hit four pedestrians Monday afternoon on a crowded Santa Cruz wharf. Two victims, including a 92-year-old woman, were airlifted to a San Jose trauma center after the vehicle jolted forward and then abruptly reversed, officials said. A 6-year-old Wyoming boy was treated at the scene and an 82-year-old woman was taken to a hospital by ambulance.
NEWS
November 11, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Veterinarians and others looking for the cause of a sickness that has killed thousands of birds along the California coast in recent months have little good news to report. "We don't know what to try next," Karen Jones, a technician with the state Wildlife Investigation Service, admitted Friday. Wildlife officials have been concerned about the problem since summer, when sick and dead birds, mostly sea gulls, began turning up.
NEWS
December 3, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
An aftershock from the Oct. 17 San Francisco Bay Area earthquake rattled residents Saturday but caused no damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 3.6 temblor was centered in the Santa Cruz Mountains 12 miles southwest of San Jose. It was in the north end of the fault involved in the October quake. A spokesman said there have been thousands of aftershocks, and they are continuing, but diminishing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1998 | BURT A. FOLKART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Dean E. McHenry, the founding chancellor of that unique example of higher education known as UC Santa Cruz, died Tuesday. McHenry, 87, had presided over the sprawling cluster of residential colleges where students ate, slept, studied and called professors by their first names from the university's conceptual year of 1961 until he retired in 1974. During McHenry's 13-year tenure, he oversaw development of $63 million in construction projects and the hiring of more than 1,000 employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The owners of two Santa Cruz beachwear shops filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging Huntington Beach's trademark of the nickname "Surf City USA." The suit came in response to cease-and-desist letters the Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau sent last month advising Noland's on the Wharf and Shoreline Surf Shop to stop selling T-shirts with the words "Surf City Santa Cruz California USA."
NEWS
February 1, 1990 | CAROL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President George Bush has set aside $14.5 million in his new budget to buy part of Santa Cruz Island, the final acquisition the federal government must make for the Channel Islands National Park. Santa Cruz Island is the only privately owned island within the boundaries of the park. Nine-tenths of the island is owned by the Nature Conservancy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1985 | SAUL RUBIN, Times Staff Writer
Students at UC Santa Cruz--by only 60 votes--have defeated a proposal that would have asked the university to stockpile suicide pills to give to students in the event of nuclear war. The measure, which supporters called a symbolic gesture to demonstrate opposition to nuclear war, had prompted bitter debate on campus for several months and generated the largest student voter turnout at Santa Cruz in almost 10 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2002 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
A Santa Cruz couple backed by civic leaders after federal drug agents busted their medical marijuana operation have earned a new distinction. They've been named city deputies. In a direct affront to the federal government, the City Council voted unanimously this week to deputize Mike and Valerie Corral, co-founders of the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana, and authorized them under city law to cultivate, distribute and possess marijuana for medicinal purposes.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1990 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two jealous husbands. Two doomed wives. Two plays in one weekend. It's true Shakespearean repertory, and it's thriving at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Here last weekend, you could watch Charles Shaw Robinson as the schemer Iago and Ron Dortch as the jealous general in "Othello" on Saturday, then see Robinson and Dortch as victims of Othello-style jealousy in "The Winter's Tale" on Sunday.
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