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. 
Santa Cruz Residents Remember Loma Prieta Damage Three Decades LaterDowntown Santa Cruz is a much different place than it was 30 years ago when the Loma Prieta earthquake struck the town.
Cal Fire Works To Finish Fire Breaks Around Hwy 17 In Santa Clara CountyCal Fire crews are working with added urgency to trim trees and clear brush from 6.5-mile stretch of Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains as the state enters the most dangerous period of the annual fire season.
Coroner: Kidnapped Tech CEO Tushar Atre Died Of Gunshot WoundA high tech CEO who was kidnapped in the middle of the night from his Santa Cruz home during a robbery attempt died of a gunshot wound, the Santa Cruz County Coroner revealed Monday.
State Park In Santa Cruz Needs Clean Up After Illegal DumpingAn illegal dumpsite at Wilder Ranch State Park that has accumulated more than 250 discarded tires will be cleaned up in about five weeks, according state park officials.
Motive Behind Murder Of Well-Known Santa Cruz Tech CEO Was Robbery, Investigators SayThe manhunt for the suspects in the murder of a Santa Cruz tech executive stretched nearly into its third day Wednesday night.
Santa Cruz County Coroner Confirms Body Found Was Kidnapped Tech ExecutiveThe Santa Cruz County coroner confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the body found in a suspect vehicle during a kidnapping investigation was that of 50-year-old kidnapping victim Tushar Atre.
Santa Cruz Tech Executive Kidnapped; Suspect Car Found With BodyAn intense manhunt is underway for the suspects who kidnapped a well-known businessman from his beach front home Tuesday morning in Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz County Sex Assault Suspect Arrested After DNA TestingA 29-year-old man was arrested after DNA testing related to a sexual assault last year indicated that he was the suspect, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
Pilot In Fiery Hwy. 99 Crash Landing Says It's A Miracle No One Was InjuredThe pilot who crash-landed a plane on Highway 99 in Modesto last week and walked away from it is telling his story for the first time to KPIX 5.
East Bay State Senator Describes Health Scare After Being Splattered With Red Liquid At State CapitolSenator Steven Glazer (D-Orinda) said he and other senators were struck by a liquid substance and had to get health checkup's Saturday morning to ensure they had not been infected.