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Highway 17 Near Los Gatos Reopens After Fatal Big-Rig Crash, Major Delays Still In Effect

All lanes of state Highway 17 in Santa Clara County reopened Thursday evening, nearly 10 hours after a fatal crash Thursday morning involving a big-rig, according to the California Highway Patrol.

07/10/2014

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Brush Fire Chars 1 Acre In Santa Cruz Mountains

A fire burned more than an acre of brush in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Morgan Hill on Friday night.

05/17/2014

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Fire Burns Several Acres On Mount Madonna In Santa Cruz Mountains

A brush fire burning in the Santa Cruz mountains Friday evening was around 90 percent contained, according to a Cal Fire official.

05/16/2014

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

(CBS)

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

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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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