Santa Cruz

A oppossum is seen inside of a trap in the backyard of a San Jose home. (CBS)

Santa Cruz Restaurant Worker Reportedly Confesses To Pouring Bleach On Opossum That Died

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.

10/10/2014

A oppossum is seen inside of a trap in the backyard of a San Jose home. (CBS)

Santa Cruz Restaurant Owner Allegedly Orders Worker To Kill Baby Opossum With Bleach; Chef Quits

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.

10/05/2014

Jeremy Anecito

Hit-And-Run Driver In Clown Mask Attacks Bicyclist In Santa Cruz

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.

10/02/2014

Mountain Lion

‘Stalk And Pounce’ Hunting Method Of Mountain Lions Dissected By UC Santa Cruz Scientists

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.

10/02/2014

A 'Bad Samaritan' was caught on camera robbing the home of a Santa Cruz man he helped. (Source: Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office)

Caught On Camera: ‘Bad Samaritan’ Robs Drunk Santa Cruz Man’s Home With Help From Toddler

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.

10/01/2014

(Flinga/Creative Commons)

University Of California Adding Gender-Neutral Restrooms To Become More LGBT-Inclusive

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.

09/30/2014

Shawn Fialho (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Alleged Shoplifter Nicknamed ‘El Mustachio The Magician’ Arrested At Santa Cruz Costco

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.

09/29/2014

A Gap employee fixes a clothing display at a Gap store in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Santa Cruz Gap Store Draws Complaints Over Black Jeans Hung From ‘Nooses’

A Santa Cruz Gap store has altered a merchandise display showing jeans hung from ropes similar to nooses following a number of complaints.

09/24/2014

(CBS)

Santa Cruz Sheriff Warns Of Phone Scam Seeking $500 For Missing Jury Duty

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.

09/23/2014

A great white shark on display at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Surfboard, Seal Chomped During Pair Of Monterey Bay Shark Sightings

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.

09/15/2014

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