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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

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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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Study Shows UC Santa Cruz Students Tops In Discipline For Drug-Related Offenses

The University of California, Santa Cruz is tops on a nationwide list of campus disciplinary action for drug offenses, according to a new report.

02/06/2015

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Mountain Lion Sightings In 3 Santa Cruz Neighborhoods Have Residents On The Lookout

Santa Cruz police Friday received three separate reported sightings of a mountain lion walking by residences in central Santa Cruz, one of them on the grounds of an apartment complex only blocks from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

01/30/2015

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Campaign Launches To Stop Massive 1,000-Foot Water Slide From Coming To California, Bay Area Cities

A movement to stop a Utah company’s plan to bring a giant 1,000-foot water slide to 15 major California cities this summer has already collected hundreds of signatures.

01/27/2015

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Teenage Girls Recovering After Masked Man Targets Nearby Group In Santa Cruz Shooting

Two teenage girls were shot in Santa Cruz on Sunday night by a masked man who was apparently targeting another group nearby, police said.

01/26/2015

Clara, a rescued sea otter, holds her pup in December 2014. (Joe Tomoleoni/Monterey Bay Aquarium)

For First Time, Sea Otter Pup Conceived In Wild Born In Captivity At UC Santa Cruz

For the first time ever, a sea otter conceived in the wild has been born in captivity, according to researchers at University of California Santa Cruz.

01/23/2015

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