Balmy Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday A Welcome Respite For Bay Area ResidentsThe Bay Area enjoyed a reprieve from winter weather over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, with clear sunny skies, and temperatures in the 70s, with light breezy conditions at lower elevations.
Massive Swells Capsize Sailboats At Mouth Of Santa Cruz Harbor; 12 Children Rescued From Turbulent SeasA massive swell, kicked up by storms out in the Pacific Ocean, capsized several small sailboats 'like dominoes' at the mouth of the Santa Cruz Harbor Sunday afternoon, forcing marine rescue units and local surfers to pull 12 children who were taking part in a sail school from the turbulent, frigid waters.
$2 Million Hash Oil Haul Seized From Hidden Lab, Pot Grow In Boulder CreekDetectives arrested two suspects Tuesday after the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office found a "highly flammable" hash oil lab with cannabis concentrate estimated to be worth more than $2 million at a rural marijuana grow in Boulder Creek.
Santa Cruz County Extends Emergency Health Order from CZU Complex FiresSanta Cruz County's Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to renew the emergency health order addressing the CZU Lightning Complex wildfires that started in August.
Malnourished Mountain Lion Seen Near Ben Lomond; 2nd Sickly Cougar To Be Spotted In AreaA malnourished mountain lion was spotted in Ben Lomond just days after another sickly mountain lion was captured near downtown Santa Cruz, a wildlife rescue group said.
Santa Cruz Guitar Maker Recalls Fateful Collaboration With Late Bluegrass MasterSanta Cruz means more than beaches, boardwalks and surfers. It also means world-class acoustic guitars and that has a lot to do with the collision of two remarkable talents.
COVID Surge: Santa Cruz Health Officer Says County's Stay-At-Home Order Likely To Last 'Well Into January'Santa Cruz County is likely to remain under a coronavirus-related stay-at-home order "well into January," the county's health officer said Thursday.
Fatal Fire In Building Adjacent To Santa Cruz County Jail Kills One, Injures Two Including FirefighterFire officials in Santa Cruz on Wednesday are investigating the cause of fatal fire at a building adjacent to the county jail complex, according to authorities.
Arrest Made In 1995 Santa Cruz County Cold Case Killing Of Gloria HassemerMore than 25 years after Gloria Hassemer was found dead in Santa Cruz County, authorities have announced an arrest in her killing this week.
Director of Monterey County Nonprofit Sentenced for EmbezzlementA judge on Wednesday sentenced the founder and director of a Monterey nonprofit that assisted children with special needs, to four years in prison for tax evasion, embezzlement, submitting false invoices and theft by false pretenses, prosecutors said.
COVID-19 Outbreak Sickens 38 At Santa Cruz Skilled Nursing FacilityOfficials in Santa Cruz are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak at a skilled nursing facility that has made nearly 40 people ill and hospitalized some residents.