Chainsaw-Wielding Samaritan Clears Fallen Trees From Santa Cruz Mountain RoadsA Soquel man with a fondness for chainsaws patrols the Santa Cruz Mountains on his own time -- and own dime -- clearing fallen trees that often plague the roads after strong storms.
3 Hurt In Explosion Set Off By Man Smoking Pot In Butane Honey Oil LabAn explosion in Soquel on Tuesday afternoon was caused by a man smoking marijuana in a butane honey oil lab.
Santa Cruz Co. Woman Allegedly Gets Combative During DUI ArrestA Soquel woman arrested on suspicion of DUI Monday evening allegedly tried to kick out the windows of the patrol vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Man Arrested In Soquel Shooting That Killed Man, Injured WomanA 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a Monday afternoon shooting that killed a man and injured a woman in Soquel, a Santa Cruz County sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.
Santa Cruz County Considers Declaring Local Emergency Over Storm DamageThe Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will look into announcing a local emergency due to heavy rainfall from El Niño storms that has damaged roads and flooded several areas.
Pilot Killed In Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Grew Up In South BayThe test pilot who was killed last Friday when the Virgin Galactic private space vehicle broke up over the Mojave Desert was a native of Scotts Valley.
Santa Cruz Bicyclist Dies Of Injuries From Soquel Hit & Run Crash; Driver Still At LargeA bicyclist died Tuesday morning from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run collision with a car in Soquel last Friday and the car’s driver is still at large, according to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.
Soquel Teens Accused Of Slashing Tires, Dropping Rock On Passing CarSanta Cruz County authorities have arrested two male teenagers from Soquel who are suspected of slashing hundreds of car tires and dropping a large rock onto a passing car on state Highway 1.
Santa Cruz Area 'Wanted Widow' Injured In 2nd Shootout With CopsA California widow who eluded capture after firing a shot at a police officer during a car chase last month has been wounded during her weekend arrest.
Pacific Gas & Electric SmartMeters Coming To Santa Cruz CountyAt the end of June, Pacific Gas and Electric plans to install SmartMeters in Soquel, Scotts Valley and Watsonville areas where opposition to the wireless devices has been strongest.
Santa Cruz County Medical Marijuana Cooperative Damaged By FireSanta Cruz County authorities are investigating a suspected arson at a medical marijuana cooperative after an early morning fire Saturday caused an estimated $50,000 in damages.