Last week we learned that Santa Cruz’s Cowell Beach ranked as the dirtiest sand strip in the state, according to Heal the Bay’s annual survey of conditions. However, a closer look at the data shows far more Northern California spots on their “Beach Bummer” list than SoCal locations for the first time in recent years. The designation means that researchers recorded the lowest water quality during the year at those locations.
Lifeguards in Santa Cruz and Capitola rescued five beachgoers in two separate incidents Monday, according to the Santa Cruz Fire Department.
A stretch of beach near the wharf in Santa Cruz has the dubious distinction of having the worst water quality on the West Coast, according to a new report.
More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana were recovered from a boat that investigators suspect was abandoned on Pescadero State Beach Monday morning after being used to bring the drugs from Mexico, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security spokesman said.
Vinod Khosla, a billionaire venture capitalist, is expected to testify Monday afternoon in Redwood City in a case where he’s accused of violating public access laws when he closed off Martins Beach.
A badly decomposed body found near Stinson Beach on Sunday appears to be that of a man, a Golden Gate National Recreation Area spokeswoman said Monday afternoon.
Court proceedings began in Redwood City in a case that pits surfers and environmentalists against a multi-billionaire property owner who has closed off access to Martins Beach along the San Mateo Coastline.
The U.S. Park Police are investigating the discovery of a decomposed body found Sunday at Stinson Beach in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Marin County, according to a park spokeswoman.
Mariners, surfers and beachgoers in the Bay Area were advised by the U.S. Coast Guard to use caution as high surf is expected to pass through Northern California Sunday.
Firefighters rescued a puppy that fell 200-feet off a cliff in Marin County Sunday.