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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

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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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Santa Cruz Mandatory Water Rationing Begins Thursday, Homes Allotted 249 Gallons A Day

The city of Santa Cruz is reminding Santa Cruz Municipal Utilities customers that water rationing begins Thursday.

04/30/2014

(Joel Saget/Getty Images)

Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Bicyclist In Santa Cruz

A cyclist was struck and killed in Santa Cruz late Friday night by a driver who fled the scene.

04/26/2014

A surfer prepares to jump off the cliffs into the Pacific Ocean at Steamer Lane, a well known surfing spot, on July 3, 2008 in Santa Cruz, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Santa Cruz Looks To Keep Tech Community In Town

To most of the outside world, Santa Cruz is known for the wide open ocean, its beaches, and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. A few blocks from shore, a vibrant and growing tech community exists.

04/25/2014

Loch Lomond Reservoir (City of Santa Cruz)

Santa Cruz Approves Mandatory 25 Percent Water Rationing

The mandatory cuts, due to the statewide drought, are the first in the city in nearly 25 years.

04/24/2014

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