Santa Cruz City Council Votes To Decriminalize Magic MushroomsThe Santa Cruz City Council voted Tuesday night to pass a resolution to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms in the city.
Woman Trademarks 'Psilocybin' To Prevent Commercialization Of MushroomsAs soon as Tuesday, Santa Cruz could become the latest municipality to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.
Santa Cruz MS-13 Gang Leader Pleads Guilty To Federal Murder Conspiracy ChargesA notorious MS-13 gang leader in Santa Cruz has leaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit murder and extortion charges and faces 27 years in federal prison, authorities announced Friday.
Surfers Excited As Towering Sneaker Waves Prompt Beach Hazard WarningThe National Weather Service has extended a warning about heavy surf, sneaker waves and riptides affecting coastal communities from Sonoma to Monterey Counties until 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Father Arrested After Allegedly Kidnapping 1-Year-Old Daughter In Santa CruzA man has been arrested after kidnapping his one-year-old daughter and barricading himself for hours before releasing the girl and surrendering to police, authorities said.
3 Arrested After Teen Who Had Been Kidnapped, Raped Uses Snapchat To Get HelpA 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted was able to lead authorities to three suspects with the help of her Snapchat account, San Jose police said.
Santa Cruz Startup Joby Aviation Secures Millions In Funding For Air Taxi FleetOn Wednesday, Joby Aviation, a Santa Cruz-based startup that has kept its electric flying taxi secretive for years, secured venture capital funding to the tune of $590 million, largely led by Toyota.
Huge Waves, Rip Currents Prompt High Surf Advisory For New Year's DayA high surf advisory and warning for sneaker waves and rip currents were issued for the Northern California coast and remain in effect through Wednesday night. Waves could be as high as 20 feet.
Family Launches Desperate Search For Lost Dog In Henry Cowell State ParkThe Bibl Family has endured a nightmare year and now they are suffering from another heart-wrenching loss.
Speedy Thieves Grab More Than $100,000 in Jewelry From Santa Cruz ShopMore than $100,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from an antiques store in less than a minute and a half Friday morning, the Santa Cruz police department said.
Santa Cruz Considers Decriminalizing 'Magic Mushrooms'The Santa Cruz City Council is moving forward with plans to decriminalize the use of psychedelic mushrooms.
Surveillance Video Released Of Suspects In Murder Of Santa Cruz Tech Executive Tushar AtreAuthorities investigating the kidnapping and murder of a Santa Cruz tech executive have released a surveillance video showing three suspects walking near the victim's home. In addition, a $25,000 reward was increased to $150,000 in the case.
Woman Killed, Man Injured By Toppled Tree In Santa CruzA woman died when a tree fell on her in the Pogonip Open Space Preserve in Santa Cruz on Sunday morning, according to police. Officers responded at about 9:40 a.m. to a report of a tree falling on someone in the park off of the Rincon Trail.
Reward Offered In Santa Cruz Tech Executive's Kidnap-MurderA $25,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects involved in the kidnap-murder of high tech executive Tushar Atre, authorities announced late Wednesday.
$25,000 Reward Offered In Case Of Kidnapped, Murdered Santa Cruz Tech ExecAuthorities are offering a $25,000 reward in the case of a Santa Cruz tech executive who was kidnapped from his home and later found murdered inside an SUV.