Santa Cruz County Averts Strike With 1,600 County WorkersA strike involving more than 1,600 essential Santa Cruz County workers was averted late Monday evening, union officials said.
Santa Cruz County Expanding COVID Testing Due to Overwhelming DemandSanta Cruz County will expand its COVID-19 testing capacity next week due to overwhelming demand, the county said Thursday.
Santa Cruz Supes Declare Local Emergency After Atmospheric River Storm Causes $3M In DamageThe Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday ratified the proclamation of a local emergency that will allow them to seek state assistance to fund repairs to more than $3 million in damage caused by an "atmospheric river" storm earlier this month.
Plunging Temperatures Leave Blanket Of Snow On Bay Area HillsSnow isn't a common event in the Bay Area, but video shot Saturday evening showed snow piling up on the ground and along the road Christmas night in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
COVID: Omicron Variant Identified in 2 Santa Cruz County PatientsHealth officials in Santa Cruz County have learned that two recently confirmed COVID-19 cases were attributed to the omicron variant of the virus.
More Rain In Santa Cruz Mountains Raises Soil Saturation ConcernsAs the storm watch continued Wednesday evening with more rain from the latest system, parts of the CZU Complex Fire burn scar could see an increase in potential debris flow.
UPDATE: Storm System Shifts Toward Central Coast; Evacuation Warnings IssuedThe National Weather Service on Sunday afternoon updated its Bay Area forecast to note that the atmospheric river has shifted its course southward, bringing more stormy weather to the Big Sur/Santa Lucia areas of Monterey County.
Watsonville Man Arrested on Suspicion of Felony Hit-and-run That Killed BicyclistA Watsonville man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and vehicular manslaughter after the car he was driving hit and killed a man on a bicycle, California Highway Patrol officials said Monday.
Santa Cruz County Reimplements Indoor Mask Requirement in Public, Private SettingsSanta Cruz County reimplemented an indoor mask requirement Friday in advance of an anticipated winter COVID-19 surge and indoor gatherings for the holidays.
Santa Cruz Mountain Community Struggles With Unreliable, Unsafe Water ServiceIn Boulder Creek, a small community nestled deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains, frustration over an unreliable water supply is growing.
COVID: Dozens Of Inmates In Quarantine Due To Outbreak At Santa Cruz County JailDozens of inmates at the Santa Cruz County Jail have been placed into quarantine protocols due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.
Sheriff Outraged By Judge's Decision To Place Sexual Predator In Bonny DoonA Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that convicted sexual predator Michael Cheek should be placed in a home in rural Boony Doon, a decision that has sparked an immediate and strong objection from local authorities and residents.
UPDATE: Residents in Santa Cruz Mountain Dig Out From Storm DebrisA massive clean-up effort was underway in the Santa Cruz mountains Monday as crews removed downed trees and restored power to people living in the path of Sunday's powerful storm.
Tree Topples Onto Pickup Truck In Santa Cruz County, Killing DriverThe driver of a pickup truck was killed in Santa Cruz County Friday when a large tree fell onto the vehicle.
UPDATE: Cal Fire Officials Discuss How Controlled Burn Erupted Into Estrada FireCal Fire says the 40 firefighters on the ground at a controlled burn in the hills above Watsonville Friday simply were not enough when the winds picked up and began to carry embers beyond their carefully constructed containment lines.