Aerial Video Captures Sharks Swimming Near Surfers In Santa CruzA Santa Cruz-based charter aviation company posted video shot Monday that showed a number of sharks in the water off at beaches in Santa Cruz and Capitola, including a shark in the area of a couple of surfers.
5 Capitola Middle School Students Arrested After Making Gun Threats On Social MediaFive Capitola middle school students have been arrested after messages on social media about shooting students were discovered.
Silicon Valley Startup Unveils Gun-Tracking Technology For CopsA Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.
2 Arrested After 200 Pot Plants, Hash Oil Lab Found In Capitola ApartmentSanta Cruz County sheriff's deputies last week arrested two men and seized more than 200 marijuana plants and a hash oil extraction lab in a three-unit an apartment building near Capitola.
Northern California Beaches Dominate List Of State's DirtiestLast 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.
Santa Cruz, Capitola Lifeguards Rescue 5 Beachgoers In Separate IncidentsLifeguards in Santa Cruz and Capitola rescued five beachgoers in two separate incidents Monday, according to the Santa Cruz Fire Department.
Santa Cruz Officials, Feds Uncover Thousands Of Steroid Pills In Capitola BustSanta Cruz County and federal agents on Thursday arrested a Capitola man on suspicion of the illegal sale of steroids after he received an overseas package containing 2,500 suspected steroid pills, authorities said.
Santa Cruz Bank Robbery Suspect Nabbed After Being Spotted At MallA Soquel man was arrested Wednesday for a bank robbery that occurred in Santa Cruz last week after being spotted at a Capitola mall by an alert off-duty sheriff's employee, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office.
'Olive The Oiled Otter' Gives Birth To 2nd Pup Having already set a milestone for birthing a pup after being found covered in oil, a sea otter gave birth to a second pup this week, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman said Thursday.
Bay Area Startup Creates Technology To Let Gun Owners Remotely Disable WeaponsA high-tech startup is wading into the gun control debate with a cellphone controller that would allow gun owners to know when their weapon is being moved—and disable it remotely.
Capitola Police Chief Wants Gun Shows BannedThe police chief of a Northern California beach town wants the city to ban gun shows and tighten zoning rules for weapons dealers.
Capitola Drug Rehab Counselor Arrested For Selling HeroinA drug rehabilitation counselor was arrested this week on suspicion of selling heroin from her home in unincorporated Capitola, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.