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Cora Evans (Cal-Catholic.com/CBS)

Bay Area Woman May Become 1st Catholic Saint From California

An obscure Catholic mystic from the Santa Cruz Mountains who died in 1957 could be California’s first official saint as the Catholic Church started the arduous process on canonization on Tuesday.

09/25/2013

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Pickup Truck Driver Killed In Santa Cruz Mountains Identified

A man whose body was found inside a crashed pickup truck off of state Highway 9 in the Santa Cruz Mountains on Monday was identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office Tuesday as 29-year-old Boulder Creek resident David Martinez.

06/25/2013

(CBS)

Pickup Tumbles Off Highway 9 In Santa Cruz Mtns., Driver Killed

Firefighters are rappelling down an embankment along state Highway 9 in the Santa Cruz Mountains Monday afternoon to recover a body from a pickup truck that tumbled off the roadway, a CHP spokesman said.

06/24/2013

Mount Umunhum in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Al Reinig/CBS)

Cold Yet To Bring Snow To Santa Cruz Mountains

Not a single snow flake could be found in the Santa Cruz Mountains Thursday morning, despite some chilly overnight temperatures.

01/10/2013

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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

Mount Umunhum in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Al Reinig/CBS)

Mt. Umunhum Radar Tower To Remain Standing For At Least 5 Years

The Mount Umunhum radar tower will remain standing for at least another five years, following a vote by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District board on Wednesday.

10/18/2012

Eric Dean Garcia

Missing San Jose Biker Found Slain In Santa Cruz Mountains

A hiker in Santa Cruz County found the body of a 32-year-old San Jose man who went missing last month and an autopsy has deemed his death a homicide, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

10/17/2012

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Big-Rig Crash, Fire Closes Highway 17 In Santa Cruz For Hours

All lanes of state Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains reopened after a seven-hour closure caused when a big rig and an adjacent hillside caught fire Wednesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

09/06/2012

Traffic on Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains was backed up for several hours following a shooting of a Santa Clara County probation officer on July 24, 2012. (CBS)

Santa Clara Co. Probation Officer Shot In Santa Cruz Mountains

An off-duty Santa Clara County probation officer was injured during a shooting in the Santa Cruz Mountains Tuesday night.

07/24/2012

Gary Swierski

Sunnyvale Man Convicted Of Murdering Wife In 2005 Cold Case

A 51-year-old Sunnyvale man was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday for the death of his wife in 2005.

06/22/2012

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