Doctor Charged With Child Sex Crimes Found Dead in Santa Cruz County JailA neurosurgeon awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused children has been found dead in his jail cell.
Teen Girl Fights Off Assault By Man While Walking Home From School In Ben LomondAuthorities are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted a 13-year-old girl while she was walking home from school in Ben Lomond on Tuesday afternoon, according to the sheriff's office.
Santa Cruz Deputies Bust 2 Illegal Marijuana Grows, Seize 10K PlantsSanta Cruz County sheriff's deputies seized more than 10,000 cannabis plants from two separate unpermitted grow sites in the past month, county officials said Monday.
House Fire Causes Brief Road Closure In Soquel
Man Suspected Of Riding Horse While Intoxicated In Santa Cruz CountyCalifornia Highway Patrol officers made an "equine stop" Sunday and pulled over a 49-year-old man suspected of riding a horse while intoxicated near Watsonville.
CHP: Cognac-Drinking Woman Leads Authorities On Santa Cruz-Monterey PursuitA 61-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday morning after leading authorities on a chase from Santa Cruz County to Monterey County and drinking from a large bottle of liquor at the end of the pursuit.
At Least One Person Dead In Aptos ShootingOne person is dead and several others are hurt in a shooting in Aptos, according to authorities.
2 Years Later, Santa Cruz County Struggles With 2016 Storm RepairsThe winter storms of 2016 and all of the damage they caused were the most expensive in the history of Santa Cruz County.
Santa Cruz County Prepares For Worst As Big Storm ApproachesWith the next storm bearing down on the Northern California, crews are racing to shore up the hillsides in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Evacuation Orders Lifted For Bear Fire In Santa Cruz MountainsCal Fire officials announced Friday afternoon that a wildfire burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains is at 50 percent containment, leading fire officials to lift evacuation orders.
Outdoor Burn Ban Issued For San Mateo, Santa Cruz CountiesCal Fire's San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit announced a ban on all outdoor burning starting Tuesday.
Gate Gone but Beach Access Decried on Santa Cruz CoastSanta Cruz homeowners are vowing to continue their fight against the Coastal Commission in what has become the latest battle for beach access on the California coast.
Battle Over Access To Gated Santa Cruz Beach Shows No Sign Of EndingThe dispute over a gate in Opal Cliffs Park near Santa Cruz that leads to a sandy cove is one of many waged in California over the public's right to access the coastline.
Regulators Weigh Public Access To Gated Beach Near Santa CruzThe commission will vote on whether the resident-run program that has regulated access to Privates Beach for more than 50 years is allowed to continue.
Marine Biologist Explains Increased Shark Sightings In Santa Cruz CountyAfter some two dozen sharks were spotted over the weekend in Santa Cruz County, a local marine biologist who has been studying the sharks explains why he believes sharks are being seen in increasing numbers.