Crews Work to Contain 2 Wildland Fires Burning in Santa Cruz MountainsFirefighters contained a wildland fire in the area of Lockhart Gulch in Scotts Valley Sunday afternoon even as crews continued to battle another blaze which closed Highway 9 in Santa Cruz County in both directions.
Three Teen Inmates Walk Away From San Mateo County Ranch Three teenage inmates, two being held on weapons-related charges, walked away from a minimum security ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains early Thursday and remain at large.
Caltrans Set To Build Tunnel For Wildlife Under Highway 17The tunnel would be built at the infamous Laurel Curve, which is not just dangerous for drivers, but is downright deadly for wildlife.
Hwy 17 Reopens After Felled Tree Causes Emergency ClosureCaltrans crews had to force an emergency closure of State Highway 17 in both directions for about an hour Thursday afternoon in order to take down a tree that was threatening to fall onto traffic, according to authorities.
Boulder Creek Man Describes Close Encounter With Mountain LionsA Santa Cruz Mountains resident recently managed to capture an incredible close encounter with two mountain lions playing outside his bedroom window.
High Winds Trigger Frigid Wind Chills; Delay Cross Country FlightsA blustery winter storm buffeted the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday, driving temperatures into the 20s and threatening to dump a dusting of snow on the region's higher peaks.
1440 Multiversity Retreat In The Santa Cruz Mountains Aims For Introspection1440 Multiversity is part of a growing number of retreats giving the tech-dependent a space to learn how to find balance in their lives.
Super-Fast Tracking Speeds Up Repairs On Highway 35 In Santa Cruz MountainsRoad repairs were super-fast tracked in the Santa Cruz mountains on a section of Highway 35 where 200 feet of road was wiped out earlier this year.
Suspect Arrested For Starting Bear Creek Fire In Santa Cruz MountainsA 54-year-old man, who had been arrested for looting an evacuated home, was charged Friday for intentionally starting the Bear Creek Fire that injured 13 firefighters.
Bear Fire In Santa Cruz Mountains 100 Percent ContainedFirefighters will shift to patrol status for the next few days to monitor the vegetation fire that burned 391 acres.
Evacuations Lifted For Bear Fire In Santa Cruz MountainsAll evacuation orders for the Bear Fire in unincorporated Santa Cruz County have been lifted Monday morning, according to Cal Fire officials.
Known 'Chop Shop' May Be Start Point For Bear FireNew clues were surfacing Friday about the possible cause of the Bear Fire that has been burning in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Couple Shot At After Stumbling Upon Marijuana Grow In Bear Fire ZoneThree men were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, conspiracy and exhibiting a firearm in a closed disaster area of the Bear Fire.
Aided By Rain, Bear Fire Containment Reaches 40 PercentThe Bear Fire in unincorporated Santa Cruz County has burned 320 acres and is 40 percent contained as of Friday morning.
Some Evacuations Lifted For Bear Fire In Santa Cruz MountainsThe Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office lifted some evacuation orders Thursday for the Bear Fire in unincorporated Santa Cruz County.