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.
Calfire Crews Respond to Vegetation Fire in San Mateo County's Butano State ParkCalfire crews on Friday afternoon were at the scene of a small vegetation for in Butano State Park, according to authorities.
Update: Watsonville Man Suspected of Fatally Stabbing Brother Arrested After Gilroy StandoffAuthorities on Thursday confirmed the arrest of a man suspected of fatally stabbing his brother in Santa Cruz earlier this week following a standoff at a Gilroy hotel.
Calfire Crews Stop Progress of Boulder Creek Vegetation Fire Near CZU Lightning Complex ScarCalfire crews in Santa Cruz County on Wednesday evening were able to stop forward progress of a vegetation fire burning in a heavily wooded area in Boulder Creek, according to authorities.
Man Dies In Family Disturbance In Santa Cruz County; Suspect At LargeA 55-year-old man died in what Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies are investigating as a homicide after responding Tuesday night to reports of a family disturbance in the unincorporated area of Interlaken.
COVID Reopening: Alameda and Santa Cruz Counties Move Into Orange TierBoth Alameda County and Santa Cruz counties were able to move to the Orange Tier Tuesday according to the metrics of the state's COVID Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
Early 70s Serial Killer Herbert Mullin Denied Parole In Santa Cruz CountySanta Cruz County's district attorney said a serial killer who was denied parole Thursday still "poses as high of a risk to the community" as he did when he murdered 13 people in the early 1970s.