PHIL: THE COUNTY TOOK OVER THE NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM FOUR YEARS AGO FROM A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, BECAUSE OF PUBLIC OUTCRY ABOUT THE NUMBER OF USED SYRINGES FOUND ON BEACHES AND IN PARKS. THE PROBLEM IS TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO MANAGE IT AND STILL PROVIDE HEALTH SERVICES THOSE —… Continue Reading Santa Cruz drug needles: Progress report released

— 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL. POLICE BELIEVE THERE COULD BE MORE VICTIMS. IN TONIGHT’S STATE OF ADDICTION REPORT, KEEPING OUR BEACHES FREE OF DISCARDED SYRINGES. THERE ARE VOLUNTEERS DEDICATED TO CLEANING THEM UP EVERY WEEK IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY. ACTION NEWS REPORTER PHIL GOMEZ CAUGHT UP WITH ONE VOLUNTEER AS SHE HIT… Continue Reading One woman’s Santa Cruz beach needle patrols