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Santa Cruz Mountains

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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

The Savannah-Chanelle tasting room. (SavannahChanelle.com)

South Bay’s Top Wine Tasting Rooms

The South Bay’s wine region stretches from Gillroy to Half Moon Bay and boasts over 70 wineries. Explore the hidden and under-recognized region as we road trip to historical wineries and pop in to on some surprising newcomers to the wine scene.

CBS San Francisco–05/11/2012

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Driver Killed After Flipping Sedan On Highway 17 In Los Gatos

The California Highway Patrol has reopened all lanes on state Highway 17 after closures prompted by a fatal crash near Los Gatos Monday morning.

04/30/2012

Illegal marijuana garden. Santa Clara Sheriffs are doing a large marijuana eradication project near Mt Madonna, Gilroy. (Santa Clara Sheriff)

Cal Fire Concerned Over Santa Cruz County Pot Farm Fire Hazards

Cal Fire is concerned about a growing number of marijuana gardens in Santa Cruz County, not because of the pot, but because of fire hazards associated with illegally clearing trees.

03/31/2012

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Highway 17 In Santa Cruz County Reopened After Fatal Head-On Crash

A head-on crash on Highway 17 in unincorporated Santa Cruz County north of Scotts Valley Friday morning has left one person dead, according to the California Highway Patrol.

03/16/2012

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

1000s Without Power After Windstorm In Santa Cruz Mountains

Thousands of people throughout the Santa Cruz Mountains remain without electricity as repair crews work on getting the power turned back on.

12/03/2011

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Livermore Homes Burn Amid Destructive Bay Area Wind Storm

Strong gusts downed power lines all over the Bay Area, toppled several trees and knocked out power to thousands.

12/01/2011

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Trees Downed In Santa Cruz Mountains To Prevent Sudden Oak Death

Hundreds of bay trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains are coming down this week in an effort to save oak trees in the region.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/25/2011

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