Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Cowell Beach Most Polluted

Unsafe Levels Of E.Coli At Cowell Beach In Santa Cruz

County health officials are warning people not to go in the water at Cowell Beach due to unsafe levels of E. coli bacteria.

07/25/2015

Images of an estimated 15 great white sharks were captured near Aptos on June 25th. (Photo: Giancarlo Thomae Photography)

Gaggle Of Great White Shark Pups Staying Put In Aptos; Beachgoers Unfazed (VIDEO)

Over a dozen great white sharks continue lurking near the shoreline at a Santa Cruz County beach.

07/01/2015

Psychiatrist Chris McCauley was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child. (Source: Bay City News)

Santa Cruz County Psychiatrist Suspected Of Sexually Assaulting Child

A prominent psychiatrist with the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child, according to the county sheriff’s office.

06/25/2015

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Mysterious Whale Deaths: 4 Carcasses Wash Ashore NorCal Beaches This Month

The trend of whales washing ashore continues, this time in Santa Cruz County. Lab officials are investigating the deaths of two gray whale carcasses that washed up this week.

04/24/2015

(L-R) Brandon Calantoc booking photo, surveillance image of 'Mrs. Doubtfire' robber (Santa Cruz Police Dept.)

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested In Santa Cruz Heist

A man who police say dressed up as a woman during a Santa Cruz bank robbery and dubbed the ‘Mrs. Doubtfire Robber’ was arrested Tuesday following his arrest the previous day on separate charges.

04/22/2015

A Miniature Pinscher looks over the body of her puppy after both were stuffed into a sandbag and tossed from a moving vehicle onto the side of a rural road near Watsonville, February 20, 2015. (Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter)

Dog Who Stood By Her Puppy After Being Thrown From Moving Vehicle In Watsonville Adopted

Last month people were shocked at the story of Beverly, a Miniature Pinscher-Chihuahua mix and her puppy, when they were thrown from a moving car in Watsonville. The surviving mother has now been adopted.

03/17/2015

An animal control officer with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter holds the body of a puppy and its mother after they were found on the side of a road, February 20, 2015. (Santa Clara County Animal Shelter)

$6,000 Reward Offered To Find Person Who Tossed Dogs From Moving Vehicle In Santa Cruz County

A $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who threw two dogs in sand bags from a vehicle near the dump in unincorporated Watsonville last week, officials said Friday.

02/27/2015

An animal control officer with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter holds the body of a puppy and its mother after they were found on the side of a road, February 20, 2015. (Santa Clara County Animal Shelter)

Puppy Killed After Dogs Stuffed Into Sack, Tossed Out Of Moving Vehicle Near Watsonville

Investigators in Santa Cruz County are asking the public’s help to find who stuffed two dogs – a mother and her puppy – into a sandbag and tossed them from a moving vehicle, killing the puppy.

02/23/2015

(UC Santa Cruz Police Department)

Police Seek Man Who Tried To Kidnap Woman At UC Santa Cruz

Police are looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a woman while armed with a knife in her car at the University of California at Santa Cruz on Thursday, campus police said Friday.

12/20/2014

An image of the Umpaua II taken by MBARI's remotely operated vehicle, Doc Ricketts (MBARI)

Researchers Discover Shipwreck Near Santa Cruz Coast

Scientists exploring the edge of the Monterey Canyon have found a shipwreck on the seafloor off the coast of Santa Cruz.

11/06/2014

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