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Santa Cruz Sheriff Warns Of Phone Scam Seeking $500 For Missing Jury Duty

Scammers are calling people in Santa Cruz County claiming to be sheriff’s deputies and telling them they should use a money card to pay $500 fines for missing jury duty, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

6 hours ago

Wayne Allen Huntsman (El Dorado County Sheriff's Office)

Suspected King Fire Arsonist Has Prior Convictions In Santa Cruz County

A man suspected of deliberately starting the massive King Fire burning east of Sacramento has prior felony convictions in Santa Cruz County, El Dorado County prosecutors said Thursday.

09/18/2014

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2 Men Arrested In Santa Cruz Craigslist Stolen Property Stings

Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputies assisted last week in two cases where stolen property was recovered after suspects tried to sell it on Craigslist.

09/02/2014

Jeffrey Bowie (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office)

Man Arrested For Alleged Road Rage Ramming Of School Bus On Highway 1 Near Aptos

A 35-year-old man was arrested today in a road rage incident in which he allegedly rammed a school bus on Highway 1 near Aptos, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

06/26/2014

Cal Fire pulls water out of a reservoir for a fire at Big Basin Redwood State Park. (@BCGCSuper/Twitter)

Crews Calm Big Basin Blaze In Santa Cruz County

Cal Fire crews have contained a 3-acre brush fire that started Wednesday morning in Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz County.

06/18/2014

Brush Fire Burns In Santa Cruz County State Park

Cal Fire crews were battling a brush fire that started this morning in Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz County.

06/18/2014

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

Santa Cruz First County In State To Ban Fracking

Santa Cruz is the first county in California to pass an anti-fracking ordinance that prohibits the controversial oil-drilling method.

05/21/2014

Flu tent at Regional Medical Center in San Jose. (CBS)

More Bay Area Flu Deaths Reported, Hospital Prepares Tent For Spike

Two recent deaths in Marin County have been linked to the flu and another two in Santa Cruz County are suspected of being flu-related, public health officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile, a San Jose hospital has taken extra precautions to deal with a spike in cases.

01/08/2014

Brian Criswell (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department)

Santa Cruz Court-Appointed Youth Advocate Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Sex Abuse

A Santa Cruz man who served as a court-appointed advocate for children in the foster care system in Santa Cruz County was arrested Friday on suspicion of child sex abuse, indecent exposure and possessing child pornography.

10/19/2013

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Early Morning Fire Destroys Homes In Aptos

Two homes and an outbuilding were destroyed in a fire that burned in a hilly, remote area of Aptos early Tuesday morning.

10/08/2013

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