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Pebble Beach Golf Course overlooking Monterey Bay. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Volunteers Clean Up Tons Of Debris Along NorCal Coast

More than 3,000 volunteers in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties collected a total of 17,147 pounds of debris from the Monterey Bay shoreline Saturday during the 29th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day.

09/21/2013

Dennis Ballard

App Leads Police To Suspect In Santa Cruz Smartphone Robbery

A robbery victim in Santa Cruz used a smartphone app Thursday to help police track a stolen phone to a man who was walking out of a donut shop with the phone beeping in his pocket.

09/07/2013

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Santa Cruz Man Dies While Scuba Diving Off Monterey County Coast

A Santa Cruz man died Monday after losing consciousness while scuba diving off the coast of Monterey County, a Monterey County sheriff’s sergeant said Wednesday.

09/04/2013

People look at sunk boats from a tsunami surge in a harbor on March 11, 2011 in Santa Cruz. (Kim White/Getty Images)

California Tsunami Scenario Would Be A Swamped Economy

If a monster earthquake struck off Alaska’s coast, tsunami waves would rush toward California, swamping the nation’s largest port complex and causing major economic damage.

09/04/2013

Dylan Greiner

Former Santa Cruz Surf Instructor Faces Child Sex Abuse Charges; 100′s Of Victims Suspected

Prosecutors in Santa Cruz County have filed 28 criminal charges against a former surfing instructor in a child sex abuse and pornography case that police believe involved “hundreds” of victims.

08/23/2013

Dylan Greiner

Santa Cruz Surf School Owner Allegedly Molested, Secretly Videotaped Young Female Students

The owner of a popular Santa Cruz surfing school is behind bars for allegedly taking 1000s of secret videos and photos of young female students and pursuing sexual relationships with them.

08/17/2013

Marijuana plants at an illegal campsite near Pasatiempo Creek in Santa Cruz. (Santa Cruz Police Dept.)

Marijuana Grow, Illegal Campsite Cleared Out In Santa Cruz

Police will be cleaning up an illegal campsite and marijuana grow operation near the Pasatiempo Creek in Santa Cruz Friday.

08/16/2013

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Man Allegedly Downloads Child Porn While At Santa Cruz Police Station On Child Porn Charge

A man arrested for multiple counts of possession of child pornography in Boulder Creek downloaded more child pornography during an interview at a police station in Santa Cruz on Wednesday, police said.

08/16/2013

Strawberries. (CBS)

Loophole Allows Fumigants On California’s Organic Strawberries

Strawberries are a summer favorite for many. But there is something about the organic ones that consumers don’t know about: they are not actually 100 percent organic.

08/06/2013

Surveillance photo of suspect in Santa Cruz bank robbery. (CBS)

Santa Cruz Police Searching For Woman Suspected In Bank Robbery

Santa Cruz police were searching for a woman who robbed a Bank of the West Saturday morning. She was described as a white female in her late 40s, 5 foot 3 to 5 feet 4 inches tall, with a thin build and blond hair.

08/04/2013

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