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Lit Explosive Fuse Crackling and Sparking fireworks

Teen Risks Losing Hand From Fireworks Accident In Santa Cruz

A teen boy faces the loss of his hand after he found a round mortar shell used in fireworks displays on a beach and lit it in a backyard Saturday, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

07/08/2014

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Civil Grand Jury Urges Santa Cruz County Desalination Plant, Warns Of Environmental Disaster From Drought

A desalination plant for Santa Cruz County has been talked about and studied for years, and now, a civil grand jury said it is the only solution to averting an environmental disaster.

06/18/2014

Brush Fire Burns In Santa Cruz County State Park

Cal Fire crews were battling a brush fire that started this morning in Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Santa Cruz County.

06/18/2014

(CBS)

15-Year-Old Visiting Santa Cruz Shot Dead Inside Apartment

Police are investigating a shooting that killed a 15-year-old boy visiting an apartment in Santa Cruz on Monday evening.

06/17/2014

James Sharp. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Santa Cruz Man Arrested For Sexual Assaults On Drunken Women

Santa Cruz police said James Sharp would meet women in local bars and take advantage of those who were blacked out or too drunk to give consent, according to Deputy Chief Steve Clark.

05/29/2014

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Santa Cruz, Capitola Lifeguards Rescue 5 Beachgoers In Separate Incidents

Lifeguards in Santa Cruz and Capitola rescued five beachgoers in two separate incidents Monday, according to the Santa Cruz Fire Department.

05/27/2014

Santa Cruz fire

Santa Cruz Structure Fire Displaces 10 Residents

Firefighters have contained a structure fire that destroyed a shed and damaged two residential buildings this morning in Santa Cruz.

05/26/2014

Santa Cruz Cowell Beach Most Polluted

Santa Cruz’s Cowell Beach Ranks Top On ‘Beach Bummer’ Most Polluted List

A stretch of beach near the wharf in Santa Cruz has the dubious distinction of having the worst water quality on the West Coast, according to a new report.

05/23/2014

San Ardo oil fields in Monterey County. (CBS)

Santa Cruz First County In State To Ban Fracking

Santa Cruz is the first county in California to pass an anti-fracking ordinance that prohibits the controversial oil-drilling method.

05/21/2014

Joseph Anton Loris. (Source: Santa Cruz Police)

Santa Cruz Transient Arrested For Chemical Attack At Social Security Office

A transient man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an attack using a caustic chemical mixture at the U.S. Social Security Administration office in Santa Cruz last week, police said.

05/20/2014

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