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A photo of Gregory Muck, who has gone missing following a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park. (National Park Service)

Body Found In The Sierra Identified As Fremont Elementary School Teacher On Solo Backpacking Trip

A Fremont elementary school teacher and Santa Cruz resident missing in Kings Canyon National Park after a solo backpacking trip over the weekend has been found dead, the National Park Service said Wednesday night.

08/20/2014

A photo of Gregory Muck, who has gone missing following a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park. (National Park Service)

Search For Missing Hiker Temporarily Suspended After Body Found In Kings Canyon Park

46-year-old Gregory Muck is described as an “experienced hiker” and failed to return home Sunday from a backpacking trip.

08/20/2014

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Drought Defiers In Santa Cruz Are Sent To Water School To Avoid Fines

Every Monday night in, dozens of Santa Cruz residents who violated their strict rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived.

08/09/2014

Golden Gate Bridge (Credit, Meghan Ross)

Best Cheap Long Weekend Trips In The Bay Area

Read on for five of the best long weekend trips in the Bay Area.

08/09/2014

Missing fishing captain Timothy Lybrand has an outstanding warrant For His Arrest (SCCSO)

Fisherman Wasn’t Aboard When Distress Call Was Sent Near San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Officials say a fisherman who sent out a distress call early Monday morning was not on board when his boat ran aground in San Francisco.

08/06/2014

Dead anchovies in the Santa Cruz harbor.

Expert Says Predators Are Likely Cause Of Massive Anchovy Die-Off In Santa Cruz

At least 30 tons of fish have been scooped out of the water since Wednesday night’s die-off.

08/02/2014

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday asked the public for help in finding Darin Zinola. (Source: Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office)

Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office Asks For Help To Find Missing Watsonville Man

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday asked the public for help in finding an at-risk Watsonville man who was reported missing after being released from a behavioral health clinic.

07/30/2014

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KCBS Cover Story: Santa Cruz Residents Already Fined Thousands For Excessive Water Use

Santa Cruz residents have already racked up more than $500,000 in fines for excessive water use.

07/30/2014

An injured sea lion, rescued by Sausalito's Marine Mammal Center, is released back into the wild in Santa Cruz. July 29, 2014 (photo credit: Mike Colgan)

Sea Lion Released In Santa Cruz After Being Rescued By Marine Mammal Center

An sea lion rescued last week when Sausalito’s Marine Mammal Center found it entangled in plastic netting, was released back into the ocean in Santa Cruz Tuesday.

07/29/2014

A dead Crayfish in left in the Los Gatos Creek after the flow of water was cut due to the drought. (CBS)

Los Gatos Creek Drying Up After Water District Cuts Off Flow, Leaving Wildlife

The impact of California’s drought is readily apparent in Bay Area creeks, and the picture isn’t very pretty for the wildlife depending on them.

07/28/2014

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