Fire Safety Tree-Trimming Project Begins Along Stretch Of Highway 17 In Santa Cruz MountainsCal Fire has launched an ambitious project to trim trees and clear brush from a 6.5-mile stretch of Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains from the summit north to Los Gatos.
Hundreds Of Permits Required For Planned Santa Cruz Mountains Fire BreakPlans to create a massive fire break along Highway 17 running from Summit Road north to Los Gatos have run into red tape.
Arsonist Gets 27-Year Prison Sentence For Starting 2017 Bear Fire In Santa Cruz MountainsA Northern California man convicted of intentionally starting a 2017 Bear Fire in the Santa Cruz mountains that destroyed two homes and injured 13 firefighters has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.
Environmentalists, Lumber Company Hammer Out $11.7 Million Deal To Protect Coastal RedwoodsThe Peninsula Open Space Trust has announced $11.7 million deal to preserve two redwood forests totaling 937 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Santa Cruz Mountain Residents Brace For Possible MudslidesSanta Cruz Mountain residents are bracing for the next round of storms which could bring wind, rain and the threat of mudslides on the steeper slopes.
Storms Bring Road Closures, Mudslides To Santa Cruz MountainsDays of rain have turned a large swath of the Santa Cruz Mountains into a muddy mess where residents on Thursday were grappling with downed trees and power line and slipping hillsides.
'Juicy' Atmospheric River Triggers Flash Flood Watch For Bay AreaThe Bay Area's saturated hillsides will face a new challenge this week-- a moisture-laden atmospheric river that will crash into the region late Tuesday and dump several inches of rain.
Bay Area Treated To Rare Snow Day On Local HillsFrom the North Bay, to the East Bay, to the Santa Cruz Mountains, parts of the Bay Area woke up to the rare sight of snow early Tuesday.
Chainsaw-Wielding Samaritan Clears Fallen Trees From Santa Cruz Mountain RoadsA Soquel man with a fondness for chainsaws patrols the Santa Cruz Mountains on his own time -- and own dime -- clearing fallen trees that often plague the roads after strong storms.
Two Die In Storm-Related Accidents As Winds And Rain Lash Bay AreaA potent winter storm front roared into the Bay Area Wednesday, toppling trees, causing mudslides and contributing to the deaths of two people.
Potent Mid-Week Storm Bearing Down On Bay AreaA potent winter cold front continued its march toward Northern California Monday, triggering warnings of torrential rainfall and flooded roadways by mid-week.
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.
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.
Red Flag Warning For Most Bay Area Hills Above 1,000 FeetA Red Flag Warning is in effect for most Bay Area hills above 1,000 feet Thursday, as low humidity and high winds lead to a high risk for wildfires.
All Lanes Of Highway 9 Near Santa Cruz Still Closed Due To FireCalifornia fire officials say a stretch of Highway 9 in Santa Cruz remains closed Monday as fire crews battle a blaze that injured a firefighter and is burning through heavy timber.