COVID: Santa Cruz County Mulls Indoor Mask Mandate Amid Surge Among UnvaccinatedSanta Cruz County health officials floated the specter Thursday of a new indoor mask mandate if COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase locally.
COVID: Santa Cruz County Reports 1st Virus Deaths In 2 Months, Were UnvaccinatedSanta Cruz County health officials announced Monday that two residents have died due to COVID-19 complications, the county's first COVID-related deaths in more than two months.
COVID: Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz Health Officers Join Calls To Mask Indoors Amid Delta VariantHealth officers in the Monterey Bay area joined others across the state urging people to again wear masks at indoor public places, as the delta variant drives rising COVID-19 cases among the unvaccinated.
Some Left Homeless By CZU Complex Fire Still Without a Place to LiveIt's been ten months since the CZU Lightning Complex Fire ravaged parts of San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, but some people who lost their homes in that fire are still looking for a permanent place to live.
Man Shot Alongside Highway 129 Near Watsonville, Suspects SoughtSheriff's deputies in Santa Cruz County are searching for suspects in connection with a shooting along a highway east of Watsonville on Wednesday.
Santa Cruz Mountain Locals Concerned About Proposed Fire Safety RequirementsWith California looking to mitigate wildfire risk across the state, it's considering a new set of minimum safety standards for roadways in high risk areas, including the Santa Cruz Mountains area.
3.5 Earthquake Near Watsonville Shakes Southern Santa Clara, Santa Cruz CountiesA small earthquake shook near Watsonville early Friday morning, which was felt across a wide area of southern Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties.
Sandy Fire Chars 7-10 Acres Within CZU Lightning Complex Burn ScarFirefighters were trying to access a creeping ground fire in the Big Basin Redwood State Park, in Santa Cruz County.
Wildfire Season: Cal Fire Suspends Burn Permits For San Mateo, Santa Cruz CountiesCal Fire added two more counties to its growing list of regions of Northern California where it has suspended burn permits, in response to increasing fire danger posed by dead grass and hotter, drier conditions.
Motorcyclist Killed After Being Rear-Ended Along Highway 1 in Santa Cruz CountyA 59-year-old San Francisco man died Saturday night after a car rear-ended his motorcycle on State Route 1 in Santa Cruz County, authorities said.
Santa Cruz County Launches New Disaster Preparedness WebsiteSanta Cruz County launched a new disaster preparedness website through its Office of Response, Recovery and Resilience, officials announced Friday.