San Mateo, Santa Cruz Counties Impose Fines For COVID-19 Health Order Violations, Including MasksEffective immediately, residents and businesses that do not comply with state COVID-19 health orders in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties are subject to fines after lawmakers voted unanimously in favor emergency ordinances, Tuesday afternoon.
Santa Cruz Boardwalk Workers Laid Off As Pandemic's Financial Impact Takes Its Toll On CountyThe Santa Cruz Seaside Company, which runs the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, has announced it has laid off about a third of its full-time workers because of financial impacts from the pandemic.
Santa Cruz County Flagged By State For COVID-19 Case IncreasePublic health officials in Santa Cruz County announced Thursday that the county has been flagged by the state for a significant increase in COVID-19 cases, with shutdowns of many types of indoor businesses and activities imminent.
Portland Man Identified As Suspect In Carjacking In Which Car Plunged Off Santa Cruz Cliff A 56-year-old Portland man was being held Wednesday on carjacking, hit-and-run, illegal weapon and evading police charges stemming from a violent crime in Davenport that left guests terrified inside a restaurant.
Santa Cruz County Carjacking Suspect Fires Gun In Restaurant, Leads Authorities On Wild ChaseA dangerous carjacking suspect terrified guests inside a restaurant in a Santa Cruz County beach town Tuesday afternoon before leading authorities on a high-speed chase that ended with a stolen car going off a cliff.
Santa Cruz Mayor: Consider Staying Away From Beaches For 4th Of July WeekendThe mayor of Santa Cruz is urging residents ahead of the Fourth of July weekend to consider staying home instead of heading to the beach and reminding people about the state's mandatory face mask requirement.
Santa Cruz County Reopens Beaches As Wave Of Coronavirus Cases Set Record TotalsAmid a spike in coronavirus cases, Santa Cruz County reopened its beaches to the public on Friday.
Santa Cruz County To Reopen Beaches; 'People Are Not Willing To Be Governed Anymore'While Santa Cruz County health officials on Thursday reported a significant jump in the number of COVID-19 cases in the last week, the county will reopen beaches due to resistance from the public in adhering to the restrictions in place.
Businesses In Santa Cruz, Monterey Counties Gear Up For Limited ReopeningsMany destinations in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties are about to re-open to tourists for the first time since March.
Fatal Shark Attack Victim Identified As Santa Cruz Surfer Ben KellyA 26-year-old man was surfing off Manresa State Beach on the northern end of Monterey Bay when he was fatally attacked by an unknown shark species
Coronavirus Update: Santa Cruz Residents Adjust to New Daily Beach Closure ScheduleBeginning Saturday, Santa Cruz County beaches are only open before 11 a.m. and after 5 p.m. It's an arrangement many locals are not thrilled about.
Missing Santa Cruz County Man's Body Found In WoodsA homicide investigation was underway Wednesday in Santa Cruz County following the discovery of a body in a wooded area and a subsequent autopsy, sheriff's officials said.
Coronavirus Update: Santa Cruz Co. Beaches, Parks Reopen; Social Distancing Still EnforcedThe initial order to close came from county Health Officer Dr. Gail Newel on April 8 in advance of the Easter weekend, but was not extended.
Santa Cruz County Reports 2nd Coronavirus Death, 91 Confirmed CasesThe Santa Cruz County Public Health Division on Tuesday announced the county's second death due to the novel coronavirus.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Santa Cruz County Closes All Beaches, Parks; Surfing BannedSanta Cruz County's Health Officer issued a new order shutting down all parks and beaches, and in turn banning surfing, beginning midnight Tuesday due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.