Downed Trees, Power Lines Closes Highway 9 in Both Directions Near Ben LomondDowned trees and power lines shut down State Highway 9 in the Ben Lomond area of Santa Cruz County Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Atmospheric River Brings Much Needed Showers To Drought Stricken Bay AreaWith the brunt of an atmospheric river that rolled onshore early Sunday predicted to batter Santa Cruz and Monterey counties, residents of mountain communities like Boulder Creek spent the hours before the storm's arrival bracing for the wintry blast.
Santa Cruz Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Federal Prison For Vicious Hate Crime Attack A 45-year-old Santa Cruz man has been sentenced to 6 years in federal prison for committing a federal hate crime in connection with stabbing a Black man 10-20 times while yelling the racial slurs during a vicious assault with a knife on a city street in 2020.
COVID: Santa Cruz County Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate Amid Rising Cases Before HolidaysSanta Cruz County public health officials have reversed themselves and are once again requiring people to mask up indoors as cases rise ahead of the holidays.
COVID: Dozens Of Inmates In Quarantine Due To Outbreak At Santa Cruz County JailDozens of inmates at the Santa Cruz County Jail have been placed into quarantine protocols due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.
Santa Cruz Police Arrest Suspected Thief Who Stole Bike From 10-Year-Old GirlOn Tuesday, Santa Cruz Police arrested a 34-year-old man after he allegedly stole a bicycle in Santa Cruz from a 10-year-old girl the day before.
Measure Increasing Santa Cruz Cannabis Tax Payments to Children's FundVoters in Santa Cruz overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure this week that increases the amount of money from a city cannabis tax that goes to a Children's Fund for childcare and youth programs and makes that fund permanent.
UPDATE: Residents in Santa Cruz Mountain Dig Out From Storm DebrisA massive clean-up effort was underway in the Santa Cruz mountains Monday as crews removed downed trees and restored power to people living in the path of Sunday's powerful storm.
Santa Cruz Deputy Chief Appointed as New Interim Police ChiefSanta Cruz officials appointed Deputy Police Chief Bernie Escalante to serve as the department's interim chief effective later this month, officials announced Thursday.
Red Flag Warning: Crews Stand By In Santa Cruz Mountains As Winds Whip UpAs winds whipped up in the wildfire-ravaged Santa Cruz Mountains during the Red Flag Warning on Monday, Cal Fire crews were standing by, not taking any chances.
COVID: Santa Cruz County Lifts Indoor Mask Mandate Amid Declining Spread Of VirusCiting a countywide-declining infection rate, Santa Cruz County lifted its indoor mask mandate Wednesday.