Santa Cruz County Closing 1 of 3 CZU Fire Evacuation SheltersIn a sign that fire conditions are improving, one of the three evacuation centers in Santa Cruz County is closing on Wednesday evening as part of the county's consolidation plan to redirect resources to residents with longer-term displacements.
Santa Clara County Traffic Hearings on Pause Until New YearTraffic hearings at the Santa Clara County Courthouse are on pause until Jan. 4, 2021 because of public health orders and significant budget reductions.
Dolan Fire Update: Nearly 100,000 Acres Burned; Containment Drops To 20%The Dolan Fire in Monterey County, which last week had burned 20,000 acres, has now burned nearly 100,000 acres and firefighters have lost some containment, fire officials said Wednesday.
'Red Tier' Status Allows More South Bay Businesses To Reopen But Schools Must Wait 14 DaysSanta Clara County was among a handful of others across the state Tuesday to move into a less restrictive tier in the state's reopening plan amid the pandemic.
3 Firefighters Injured, 1 Critically, Battling Dolan Fire Near Big Sur; Fire Doubles In SizeThree were injured, one critically, when a group of firefighters were forced to cover under fire shelters after being overwhelmed by flames from the exploding Dolan Fire near Big Sur, with two of them airlifted to a hospital in Fresno Tuesday, officials said.
Santa Clara County Files Brief Supporting Lawsuit Against US Postal Service ChangesSanta Clara County and the local nonprofit Public Rights Project filed an amicus curiae brief on Friday opposing recent changes to the U.S. Postal Service and subsequent delays in mail delivery.
COVID-19 Reopening: Santa Clara And Santa Cruz Counties Move To 'Red' Tier; More Businesses Resume Indoor OperationsCounty health officials in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties on Tuesday confirmed that both regions have moved into the state's Red Tier for COVID-19 spread risk according to California's new four-tier coronavirus system.
Santa Cruz Reopens Beaches After Labor Day Weekend ClosuresBeaches in Santa Cruz County reopened late Monday afternoon but, during the long holiday weekend, officers were telling beachgoers to stay off the sand.
SJ Nail Salon Hopes To Reopen Indoors Under New COVID-19 'Red Tier' Health OrderNew health orders are expected to take effect in Santa Clara County Tuesday that could ease from the ‘Purple Tier’ to the ‘Red Tier’ in the state's new four-tier, color coded ranking system for tracking the spread of coronavirus.
Firefighters Knock Down House Fire In San BrunoFirefighters quickly put out a house fire in San Bruno, on Monday.
Study Pushes San Jose to Create Immigrant-Inclusive COVID-19 Relief MeasuresA study highlighting the roles of immigrants in San Jose and the struggles they've faced during COVID-19 is leading the city to create more inclusive relief measures.
DUI Driver Hits, Injures Capitola Police OfficerCapitola Police arrested an impaired driver Saturday night after he hit and injured an officer on motorcycle patrol.
Man Dies from Injuries Suffered in High-Speed Crash in San JoseA man hospitalized last week after crashing a car into a tree off East Capitol Expressway has died from his injuries, police said Monday.
San Francisco Bay Area Wildfires: Spot Fires Challenge CZU Complex Fire Lines; Firefighters Extend Containment Of LNU, SCU Wildfire Complex BlazesFirefighters battling the CZU Lightning Complex fire in the timber-rich Santa Cruz Mountains increased containment to 76 percent overnight, but soaring temperatures, bone-dry humidity levels and a new Red Flag Fire Warning Monday raised new concerns along the fire lines.
Fire Weather Watch Issued For Santa Cruz Mountains Following Labor Day Heat WaveA Fire Weather Watch has been issued for the wildfire-ravaged Santa Cruz Mountains starting late Monday, as hot temperatures Labor Day weekend are expected to be followed by gusty offshore winds.