Santa Cruz County
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.
Two homes and an outbuilding were destroyed in a fire that burned in a hilly, remote area of Aptos early Tuesday morning.
A longtime janitor and bus driver at a Christian school in Live Oak has been arrested on suspicion of child molestation, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.
Dimitri Storm is alleged to have been involved in as many as 10 vehicle thefts an 40 vehicle burglaries across the Bay Area since late March.
State health officials are investigating a possible security breach involving 2,000 California birth records.
Three baby owls fell from their nests in Santa Cruz County Monday afternoon and Wildlife Emergency Services personnel were on the recovery mission, an organization spokeswoman said.
Scientists are investigating why at least several hundred dead squid suddenly washed ashore along the Santa Cruz County coast Sunday afternoon.
So far this year, five of the eight deadly car crashes in Santa Cruz County have involved drivers who had smoked pot before getting behind the wheel, the California Highway Patrol said Friday.
A 14-foot great white shark has been spotted off the coast of Aptos, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.
A 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.