The test pilot who was killed last Friday when the Virgin Galactic private space vehicle broke up over the Mojave Desert was a native of Scotts Valley.
A bicyclist died Tuesday morning from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run collision with a car in Soquel last Friday and the car’s driver is still at large, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.
Santa Cruz County authorities have arrested two male teenagers from Soquel who are suspected of slashing hundreds of car tires and dropping a large rock onto a passing car on state Highway 1.
A California widow who eluded capture after firing a shot at a police officer during a car chase last month has been wounded during her weekend arrest.
At the end of June, Pacific Gas and Electric plans to install SmartMeters in Soquel, Scotts Valley and Watsonville areas where opposition to the wireless devices has been strongest.
Santa Cruz County authorities are investigating a suspected arson at a medical marijuana cooperative after an early morning fire Saturday caused an estimated $50,000 in damages.