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Construction Crew’s Torch Sparks Fire At Santa Cruz Hotel

A construction crew using a torch caused a fire at a Santa Cruz hotel on Friday afternoon, a fire official said.

03/08/2015

(Matt Bigler/CBS SF)

Students Block UC Santa Cruz Entrances To Protest Tuition Hikes

UC Santa Cruz is telling off-campus students, faculty and staff not to go to campus Thursday morning because of disruptive protests.

03/05/2015

Wood discovered along Three Mile Beach near Santa Cruz, possibly swept away during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. (Karl Bareis)

18-Foot Log Possibly From 2011 Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami Washes Up On Santa Cruz Beach

Matt Lovemark was picnicking at Three Mile Beach near Santa Cruz when he spotted what at first looked like just another washed up log on the beach.

03/04/2015

Chained protesters block Highway 17 in Santa Clara County, March 3, 2015. (Caltrans)

Police Use Jackhammers To Break Up Chained Student Protesters Blocking Highway 1

Police arrested six protesters from the University of California, Santa Cruz, who shut down State Route 1 for several hours by chaining themselves to bins filled with concrete placed in lanes.

03/03/2015

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Woman Carrying ‘Rifle’ Through Busy Business District Disarmed By Santa Cruz Police With Beanbag Rounds

“I’m sure she’ll be sore,” Barry said, adding the impact is akin to being hit with a softball.

03/01/2015

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Climate Change May Eliminate World Famous Santa Cruz Surf, USGS Study Finds

In Santa Cruz, it’s an understatement to call surfing a way of life. The dramatic coastline, the fingerprint of the sea floor, and the swells of the Pacific Ocean deliver world class breaks like clockwork.

02/24/2015

Santa Cruz Boardwalk (credit: Laurie Jo Miller Farr)

Skip Cancun! It’s The College Student’s Guide To a Bay Area Spring Break

Spring in Northern California isn’t defined by hot weather, but the probability of sunny days is high. So outdoor adventures near the Bay Area deserve a place on the list of cool places to go and fun things to do between semesters.

02/14/2015

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Caught On Camera: Woman Dubbed ‘Bubbly Bandit’ Steals $600 In Champagne From Santa Cruz Store

Police are on the lookout for a “bubbly bandit” who shoved six bottles of high-end Champagne under her coat at a Santa Cruz grocery store last month.

02/10/2015

(Matt Bigler/CBS SF)

Downed Tree Shuts Down Highway 9 In Santa Cruz Co.

State Highway 9 just south of state Highway 35 in Santa Cruz County is closed Monday morning after a three to four foot diameter tree fell across the road, California Highway Patrol officials said.

02/09/2015

Zaballa House (credit: Randy Yagi)

Best Romantic Getaways On A Budget Near The Bay Area

Here are five suggested Bay Area destinations for a romantic weekend for Valentine’s Day.

02/07/2015

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