Capitola Paddle Boarder Shark Attack Closes Nearby Beaches In Santa Cruz CountyA paddle boarder's close call with a shark near Santa Cruz has resulted in several beaches being closed, according to authorities.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Santa Cruz Health Officials Announce County's First Coronavirus Death Santa Cruz health officials announced the county's first death from the current coronavirus outbreak -- a man in his early 70s infected by community spread.
Santa Cruz County Man Arrested In Fatal StabbingThe Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office announced Monday the arrest of a suspect in a fatal stabbing over the weekend.
Man Fleeing From Santa Cruz CHP Officers Drives Into Active Shooter Training DrillA man fleeing from California Highway Patrol officers in Santa Cruz drove directly into a parking lot where multiple agencies were conducting an active shooter training exercise.
Striking UC Santa Cruz Grad Students Stage 'Doomsday Rally' as Midnight Deadline LoomsUniversity of California at Santa Cruz graduate students voted Friday to put their jobs on the line in a face-off with an institution which has not budged in meeting their demands of a cost-of-living pay increase.
UC Santa Cruz Grad Students Reach 5th Day of Strike for Higher PayGraduate student employees from the University of California, Santa Cruz have reached their fifth day of striking to try and force the university to pay higher wages
Police Arrest 17 During UC Santa Cruz Student StrikeUnrest grew on the campus of University of California, Santa Cruz Thursday after at least 17 people were arrested during the third day of a wildcat strike by graduate student instructors demanding higher pay.
'There Are Many Meals That I Don’t Have'; UC Santa Cruz Teaching Assistants Go On StrikeUniversity of California, Santa Cruz graduate students started a strike Monday to demand higher wages to keep up with living costs in an area that has recently seen housing costs skyrocket.
Santa Cruz Police Search For Person Of Interest In Case Of Slain Tech ExecutiveThe Santa Cruz County Sheriff on Wednesday released new video showing a person of interest in the unsolved kidnapping and murder of tech executive Tushar Atre last October.
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.