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.
Injury Vehicle Crash Ignites Vegetation Fire In Woods Near SaratogaA driver was injured and a vegetation fire ignited in an early Sunday morning crash in a heavily wooded area of the Santa Cruz Mountains near Saratoga.
'High Dispatch' Response, Vegetation Trimming Blunts Highway 17 Fire In Santa Cruz MountainsWhen an SUV caught fire on the shoulder of Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains Saturday, the red flag "warning" changed to "red alert" as the fire quickly ignited the surrounding hillside.
Kansas Camper Arrested In Connection With Boulder Creek Vegetation FiresA 34-year-old Kansas woman, who had been camping in the Santa Cruz Mountains, has been arrested in connection to two vegetation fires in the Pond View Drive area of Boulder Creek.
Driver Arrested For DUI After Rollover Crash In Santa Cruz Mountains Kills PassengerA woman was arrested for alleged felony DUI after a crash in the Santa Cruz Mountains that killed the passenger in the car she was driving.
Landslide Topples PG&E Truck Down Rain-Soaked Aptos HillsideA rain-soaked hillside gave way early Friday in Aptos, washing out a road and sending a PG&E truck tumbling about 150 feet down the slope amid rocks, dirt and debris.
Atmospheric River UPDATE: Evacuations Ordered In Carmel; Orders Downgraded To Warnings In Santa Cruz CountyA potent plume of intense rainfall settled over the Santa Cruz Mountains early Thursday, dumping as more than 1 inch of rain an hour just before daybreak, elevating fears of devastating and deadly mudslides in the more than 86,500-acre burn zone left from last fall's CZU Complex Lightning Fire.
Atmospheric River: Authorities Warn Evacuated Santa Cruz Mountain Residents To Stay AwayThe potent atmospheric river that had stalled off the Monterey County coastline Wednesday morning was edging north by early afternoon, triggering new flash flood warnings in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties.
Atmospheric River: Heavy Rains Fall Across Bay Area; Snow Reported In Sonoma, Santa Clara CountiesThe leading edge of an anticipated atmospheric river storm system arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area Tuesday evening, bringing heavy rains and high winds across the region as well as reports of snow in the North and South Bay.
Atmospheric River: Some Santa Cruz Mountain Residents Stay Put As Huge Storm ArrivesWhile thousands of residents raced to get out on Tuesday ahead of potential mudslides in the Santa Cruz Mountains, authorities said there were still some people who refused to evacuate.
Atmospheric River: Hidden Danger Underneath Bay Area Burn Scars Heightens Landslide RisksThe approaching atmospheric river has raised alarms about the burn scars from the massive Bay Area wildfires of 2020.