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Woman sexually assaulted at Jose Avenue Park in Santa Cruz
At the time, he was barefoot and wearing a ragged black "Santa Cruz" hoodie, ripped and dirty jeans and a black backpack with red trim on the straps and a reflective material. She said he looked homeless.
Driver pleads guilty in deadly, speeding wreck in Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ — A 20-year-old man speeding through Soquel, killing a cyclist, about two years ago was convicted of felony vehicular manslaughter this week in Santa Cruz County Superior Court.
Man, 2 Teens Arrested In Connection To Santa Cruz Death
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA -- A man and two teenagers were arrested Tuesday in connection with the murder of a man whose body was found on Saturday in unincorporated Soquel, Santa Cruz County sheriff's officials said today.
Cupertino/Sunnyvale calendar of events for the week of Oct. 19
Cynthia Lam and Brad Mallison sample peaches at the Sunnyvale Farmers Market, held downtown on Saturday mornings (Derek Sijder/SVCN/September 12, 2009)
San Jose: Coroner identifies man killed in Highway 101 crash
SAN JOSE - The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office identified the man who was killed Monday morning in a crash on southbound Highway 101 as 27-year-old Thomas Wydra of Santa Clara. Wydra was behind the wheel of a white Dodge Ram 2500 pick-up truck when he crashed into a Caltrans vehicle that was par
Santa Clara police arrest 2 men, five juveniles suspected in multi-city crime spree
SANTA CLARA —Five juveniles and two adults suspected of embarking on a five-hour crime spree Monday night across three South Bay cities were arrested after leading police on a chase and crashing into a guardrail, according to authorities.The seven people arrested, all from San Jose, are suspected of
Stabbing devices and other weapons found inside Santa Cruz Jail
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office said correctional officers along with other agencies inspected several inmate housing units last week and found four stabbing devices, (referred to as "shanks"), razor blades, tattoo needles, pieces of metal and plastic used to make weapons, drugs and gang docu
Community briefs, Oct. 19
This event, taking place at Live Earth Farm, 1275 Green Valley Road in Watsonville, is the culmination of the fall tour season, welcoming students back to the farm with their families. Open to the public, Farm Discovery celebrates the harvest with family-friendly activities including tractor rides,
Calendar of Events: Oct. 18-24
EVENTSA Taste of Santa Cruz:Culinary event fundraiser for the Santa Cruz County Association of Realtors Housing Foundation. Featuring samples from local restaurants, wineries and craft breweries. 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St., Santa Cruz. Tickets: $50 in advance, $55 at
Missing man found dead: San Jose man, two teens arrested
Bernardo Rodas, 41, of Santa Cruz, had been reported missing by his family on Oct. 10, according to the sheriff’s office. Hewas found dead Saturday afternoonalong North Rodeo Gulch Road, a remote road two miles east of Scotts Valley.
Two Santa Cruz parks closed over public safety concerns and maintenance
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Grant Park and San Lorenzo Park have both been closed until further notice.In a Facebook post the City of Santa Cruz parks and Recreation Department said it's "due in part to targeted maintenance and public safety."At San Lorenzo Park access to major pathways will be open during
Loud shrieking noise heard in East Bay. Residents asked not to call 911.
Residents in Antioch are being warned they may hear a loud shrieking noise, described as a jet engine, coming from the Chevron pipeline facility on Buchanan Road. The noise is because of venting happening on the Bay Point gas line. Officials say it is "a normal part of the risk-mitigation process."
Woman dies after colliding with pole in Ben Lomond
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. - A woman is dead following an accident near Highlands Park in Ben Lomond.Officials say she veered off Glen Arbor Road for an unknown reason when she crashed into a utility pole.The woman was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.The road is closed as CHP offici
Man and two teens arrested for Santa Cruz homicide
On October 16th, Sheriff’s detectives arrested 22-year-old Milton Arias Molina from San Jose, a 17-year-old from Capitola and a 15-year-old from Santa Cruz for Rodas' murder.
Missing man found dead in Santa Cruz Mountains; homicide suspected
The body of Bernardo Rodas was reported Saturday afternoon in the 5000 block of North Rodeo Gulch Road, a narrow rural road two miles east of Scotts Valley, a Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said. He had been reported missing by his family on Wednesday.
Coast Lines: City closes Grant Street and San Lorenzo parks
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Pole Falls Onto Car On State Route 9, Killing Woman
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA -- A 52-year-old Boulder Creek woman died when her car crashed into a utility pole in the unincorporated Santa Cruz County area of Ben Lomond this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Disentangled Whale Rescued Near Santa Cruz Coastline
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- A whale was disentangled from debris Monday in the ocean near Santa Cruz by personnel with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Tuesday.
Photos: Loma Prieta earthquake scarred Bay Area 29 years ago
Fire crews surround a collapsed apartment building on Divisdero Street, north of Jefferson, in San Francisco on October 17, 1989. (Photo By Paul Kitagaki Jr. / San Jose Mercury News archives)
Housing crisis impacts Santa Cruz County public works crew
SANTA CRUZ — John Holguin, 48, has spent 22 years on the Santa Cruz County public works crew. He makes good money. But when he and his family lost their rental in Live Oak and looked for a three-bedroom home, they could not find anything in the vicinity they could afford.“The wages are good,” he sai