Two homes and an outbuilding were destroyed in a fire that burned in a hilly, remote area of Aptos early Tuesday morning.
Two people who were slain in Aptos over the weekend have been identified as the father and mother of the man arrested for their murders.
A small get-together in Santa Cruz County on Saturday night ended with several hundred people causing major damage to a home, after word spread about the party through text messages and social media sites.
A 69-year-old American sociologist and researcher on teen sexuality and AIDS died of apparent natural causes Saturday while climbing a volcano in Ecuador, his brother said Thursday.
For years, scientists have sought an explanation for why squid periodically strand themselves ashore on the beaches of Santa Cruz County as hundreds of jumbo flying squid did recently in Aptos.
Scientists are investigating why at least several hundred dead squid suddenly washed ashore along the Santa Cruz County coast Sunday afternoon.
A California Highway Patrol officer swerved to avoid a deer on Highway 1 and slammed into a median guard rail, destroying the CHP cruiser.
The Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body of a 75-year-old retired nuclear engineer who went missing Sunday was found Tuesday in a ravine in Aptos.
A Porsche was stolen from a home in Aptos during a burglary early Saturday morning and then abandoned, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.
A 14-foot great white shark has been spotted off the coast of Aptos, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.