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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

Pebble Beach (credit: Randy Yagi)

Memorial Day Getaways Close To The Bay Area

Just some of the best Memorial Day getaways close to home include Calistoga, Healdsburg and the Monterey Peninsula…

05/17/2014

Police in Santa Cruz are searching for 12-year old Jesse Kirkman, who went missing Thursday. (Source: Santa Cruz PD)

12-Year Old Boy Missing From Santa Cruz Found Safe

A 12-year-old boy reported missing Thursday afternoon has been found safe, Santa Cruz police said Thursday evening.

05/15/2014

Orville Fleming (Sacramento County Sheriff's Office)

Cal Fire Batallion Chief Sought In Stabbing Of Girlfriend May Be Hiding In Santa Cruz Area

A battalion chief for California’s firefighting agency who is being sought in the killing of a woman he lived with is an avid outdoorsman and may be hiding somewhere in the mountains, authorities said.

05/08/2014

Smoke billows from a brush fire near Concord in the area of Kirker Pass and Hess roads, July 1, 2013. (CBS)

Open Burning Ban Announced For Bay Area Counties

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced a ban on open burning in areas including parts of Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, effective Thursday.

05/01/2014

Bullet holes from a drive-by shooting at Budget Motel at 110 San Lorenzo Blvd. in Santa Cruz on April 30, 2014. (Santa Cruz Police)

Santa Cruz Police Searching For Drive-By Shooting Suspects After 13-Mile Chase

Police are seeking an unknown number of suspects in a drive-by shooting Wednesday outside a motel in Santa Cruz who escaped during a 13-mile car chase, police said Thursday.

05/01/2014

water sprinkler head, drought

Santa Cruz Begins Mandatory Water Rationing

Residents in single-family homes are now required to limit water use in Santa Cruz, or face added fees.

05/01/2014

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