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Scuba Death

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

(CBS)

Police Arrest 2 Teens Suspected In Santa Cruz Gas Station Robbery

Two juveniles were arrested following an attempted armed robbery at a gas station in Santa Cruz early Saturday morning.

08/04/2013

Olive the Oiled Otter (California Department of Fish & Wildlife)

‘Olive The Oiled Otter’ Gives Birth To 2nd Pup

Having already set a milestone for birthing a pup after being found covered in oil, a sea otter gave birth to a second pup this week, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman said Thursday.

08/01/2013

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