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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


The Savannah-Chanelle tasting room. (

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.


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.