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.
The mandatory cuts, due to the statewide drought, are the first in the city in nearly 25 years.
Police in Santa Cruz are asking for the public’s help in locating two teenagers who attacked and badly injured an 86-year-old woman and tried to snatch her purse.
Santa Cruz County sheriff’s officials warned residents to be on the lookout for a suspect and car in connection with a recent string of burglaries in the Summit area of the county.
State public health officials are warning the public not to eat any sport-harvested bivalve shellfish from the Monterey Bay because consumption can lead to illness or death.
A surfer who was injured after hitting his head on rocks was saved by fire crews who went down a cliffside to rescue him in Santa Cruz Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Four men from Sacramento were arrested Saturday in connection with a Santa Cruz robbery in which a male victim was punched several times and had gold chains ripped from his neck, police said Wednesday.
Next week marks 50 years since a magnitude 9.2 earthquake in Alaska triggered a tsunami that killed 12 people in Northern California. Scientists are mapping five vulnerable harbors, including Santa Cruz and Crescent City, so managers can come up with better emergency plans.
An oceanfront intersection partially reopened after a sinkhole shut down traffic in Santa Cruz on Saturday.
A sinkhole has shut down an oceanfront intersection in Santa Cruz Saturday morning.