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Campaign Launches To Stop Massive 1,000-Foot Water Slide From Coming To California, Bay Area Cities

A movement to stop a Utah company’s plan to bring a giant 1,000-foot water slide to 15 major California cities this summer has already collected hundreds of signatures.

01/27/2015

Crime Scene

Teenage Girls Recovering After Masked Man Targets Nearby Group In Santa Cruz Shooting

Two teenage girls were shot in Santa Cruz on Sunday night by a masked man who was apparently targeting another group nearby, police said.

01/26/2015

Clara, a rescued sea otter, holds her pup in December 2014. (Joe Tomoleoni/Monterey Bay Aquarium)

For First Time, Sea Otter Pup Conceived In Wild Born In Captivity At UC Santa Cruz

For the first time ever, a sea otter conceived in the wild has been born in captivity, according to researchers at University of California Santa Cruz.

01/23/2015

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Bay Area Elephant Seals Travel Farther Than Once Thought After 2 Found Near Russia

Researchers tracking elephant seals off the Northern California coast say they have discovered the animals travel much farther than once thought.

01/19/2015

Beau, Theo and Evvie take a nap. (Courtesy: Jessica Shyba)

Santa Cruz Mom Hoping Viral Pictures Of Her Babies Napping With Dog Will Help Animals Get Adopted

A Santa Cruz woman is hoping to help raise awareness for animal shelters and adoptions with the help of social media and cute kids.

01/14/2015

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Rat Poison Detected In 3 Bobcats Found Dead Near UC Santa Cruz Campus

A test reveals a female bobcat originally reported as road kill near the UC Santa Cruz campus is the third cat to die from rat poison in four months.

01/14/2015

An armored vehicle on display at "Urban Shield," a law enforcement training exercise and trade show in Oakland. (CBS)

Santa Cruz City Council Votes To Acquire Armored Police Vehicle

The Santa Cruz City Council voted to accept a quarter million dollar grant for an armored police vehicle.

01/13/2015

Napa Valley (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best Martin Luther King Day Weekend Getaways Near The Bay Area

Here’s a look at nearby destinations to visit over the three-day Martin Luther King Day holiday.

01/10/2015

Christopher Schuette. (Source: Bay City News)

Santa Cruz Man Allegedly Sets Up Facebook Page, Distributes Child Porn Under Name Of Cop Who Arrested Him For Child Porn

A Santa Cruz resident already facing child pornography charges was arrested this week after he allegedly created a Facebook page in the name of his arresting officer and used it to distribute more child porn, Santa Cruz County sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

01/06/2015

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Schizophrenic Winter Weather Plunges Bay Area Into 20s, Then Sizzles Santa Cruz At 80 Degrees

In one of the weirdest winter weather patterns in recent memory, New Year’s brought 20 degree lows to the inland Bay Area, followed by highs in the 80s Tuesday in Santa Cruz.

01/06/2015

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