Santa Cruz Mountains
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.
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.
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.
Not a single snow flake could be found in the Santa Cruz Mountains Thursday morning, despite some chilly overnight temperatures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An off-duty Santa Clara County probation officer was injured during a shooting in the Santa Cruz Mountains Tuesday night.
A 51-year-old Sunnyvale man was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday for the death of his wife in 2005.