A 31-year-old man released from jail Thursday admitted he poured bleach on a young opossum that died Saturday after he placed it in trash can behind a pizzeria in Santa Cruz, according to an animal control officer.
The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is investigating claims that a pizza restaurant owner ordered an employee to kill a baby opossum on Saturday, according to Rebecca Dmytryk of Wildlife Emergency Service.
A driver wearing a clown mask allegedly drove into a bicyclist in Santa Cruz last week in what police are calling a case of mistaken identity.
Scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz say they now know much more about how Mountain Lions stalk, pounce and overpower their prey, thanks to the help of a wildlife tracking collar.
An intoxicated Santa Cruz man was given a ride home by a good Samaritan who turned out to be bad after he robbed the man’s home with the help of a toddler.
Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, UC President Janet Napolitano directed the system’s 10 campuses to create more gender-neutral restrooms.
A man who police nicknamed “El Mustachio the Magician” was arrested in connection with thefts over the summer at a Santa Cruz Costco Wholesale warehouse.
A Santa Cruz Gap store has altered a merchandise display showing jeans hung from ropes similar to nooses following a number of complaints.
Scammers are calling people in Santa Cruz County claiming to be sheriff’s deputies and telling them they should use a money card to pay $500 fines for missing jury duty, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.
A surfer claims he was in the water off of Manresa State Beach around 6:45 Saturday evening when a Great White popped him into the air before chomping his board and pulling him under water briefly.