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Santa Cruz County

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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Santa Cruz County School Janitor Jailed On Child Molestation Charges

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.

09/05/2013

Dimitri Storm is wanted for several crimes in the North Bay and Santa Cruz County. Authorities said he may have recently changed his appearance. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff)

Man Sought Bay Area-Wide For Multiple Crimes Arrested In Berkeley Hills

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.

05/09/2013

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2,000 California Birth Records Found In Unsecure Location

State health officials are investigating a possible security breach involving 2,000 California birth records.

05/07/2013

Wildlife Emergency Services personnel create a stronger nest for three baby owls that fell from a nest in Santa Cruz County on April 8, 2013. (Wildlife Emergency Services)

Wildlife Rescue Crews Save 3 Baby Owls In Santa Cruz County

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.

04/08/2013

A Humboldt squid found on a Santa Cruz County beach. At least several hundred squid washed ashore on December 9, 2012. (CBS)

Hundreds Of Squid Wash Ashore Along Santa Cruz County Beaches

Scientists are investigating why at least several hundred dead squid suddenly washed ashore along the Santa Cruz County coast Sunday afternoon.

12/11/2012

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CHP: Marijuana DUI A Growing Problem In Santa Cruz County

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.

12/07/2012

A 14-foot-long great white shark was spotted off the coast of Aptos near Seascape and Rio Del Mar beaches on July 19, 2012. (Specialized Helicopters)

14-Foot Great White Shark Spotted Off Santa Cruz County Coast

A 14-foot great white shark has been spotted off the coast of Aptos, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

07/19/2012

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