Technical Glitch Shuts Down Police Phone Lines In Santa Cruz, Watsonville, CapitolaPolice agencies in the South Bay are recovering from a temporary service outage that affected their non-emergency phone lines earlier Monday.
Police: 8-Year-Old Girl Killed By Father In Capitola Mall Murder-SuicideA 36-year-old man killed his 8-year-old daughter then himself Sunday afternoon while sitting in a parked car near the west entrance of the Capitola Mall, police said.
3 Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In CaliforniaThe winning numbers in Saturday night's $478 million Powerball drawing were 11, 17, 21, 23, 32, and the Powerball was 5.
15-Foot Great White Shark Attacks Boat Near Santa Cruz CoastA 15 foot Great White shark attacked a fishing boat off the coast of Capitola Friday.
Keepers Of Gated Santa Cruz County Beach Ordered To Open To PublicPrivates Beach near Capitola is a popular surf spot, but a locked gate has barred the public from accessing it.
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.