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CHP: Speeding big rig overturns in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - The driver of a big rig suffered major injuries after flipping his semi truck off of Highway 1, Wednesday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 54-year-old Oakland man was speeding near W. Riverside Drive when he lost control and the truck overturned, trapping

KION546.COM - 2018-03-21 17:57:43

Santa Cruz woman arrested for stealing money from special needs organization

MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. - A Santa Cruz woman was arrested for stealing money from an organization that helps children with disabilities and special needs. According to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office, Lolita Garcia was arrested on March 19, for embezzlement, money laundering, and tax

KION546.COM - 2018-03-22 01:37:25

Officials investigate hazmat situation at housing for former homeless veterans in Menlo Park

Officials are investigating a hazmat situation at a housing facility for veterans who were homeless at one point in Menlo Park this afternoon. Active search ends for missing Bay Area man in the Sierra Jury awards family $12.39M in damages in case of doctor who left before finishing operation Student

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-03-21 22:22:02

PHOTO: Car takes out tree and sign

Emergency officials help a female driver out of her Honda Accord Tuesday morning after she plowed over a speed limit sign and a tree. Watsonville Police Sgt. Brian Ridgway said a man driving a Ford Escape was attempting to enter eastbound South Green Valley Road from northbound Pennsylvania Drive ab

REGISTER-PAJARONIAN.COM - 2018-03-20 20:26:38

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk shuts Ferris wheel suddenly

Nik Wallenda atop the Ferris wheel during his visit to Santa Cruz in April 2011. (Bill Lovejoy / Sentinel) SANTA CRUZ - It's the end of the ride for the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's Ferris wheel, which workers dismantled Monday after nearly 60 years in service. The removal of the Ferris wheel will

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-03-20 13:50:04

Unbelievable! San Jose Cop Tells Father It's OK For Adult To Attack 14-Year-Old For Free Speech (Video)

A San Jose police officer told the father of a child who'd just been attacked by an adult that it was okay for the adult to attack his son because he mouthed off. He then arrested the child to make his point. San Jose, CA - A video was submitted to the Free Thought Project this week showing a San Jo

FREEDOM OUTPOST - 2018-03-21 17:21:46

Owner of warehouse that caught fire near SAP Center Tuesday still a mystery

SAN JOSE, Calif. (BCN) - The owner of a commercial warehouse near the SAP Center that sustained damage from a three-alarm fire on Tuesday has yet to be identified, a San Jose fire captain said. Fire Capt. Daniel Vega was told that the city may have sold the property to Google but was later told that

BAYINSIDER - 2018-03-21 20:11:00

Hollister Resident ID'd In Fatal Gilroy Crash

GILROY, CA - A collision on U.S. Highway 101 in Gilroy on Saturday morning resulted in the death of a 20-year-old woman, California Highway Patrol officials said today. At about 8 a.m. Saturday, the victim was driving a 1996 Ford Explorer traveling south on Highway 101 near Buena Vista Avenue when h

PATCH - 2018-03-21 19:16:44

Man points fake gun at Santa Cruz police officers

A man pointed a replica gun at Santa Cruz Police Department officers who were called to Pacific Avenue downtown because the man had just threatened to kill a boy. Police Chief Andrew Mills praised his officers for showing restraint as they used verbal de-escalation tactics to convince the man to dro


San Jose homes evacuated after grenades found during estate sale

At least ten homes have been evacuated and traffic has been halted in a San Jose neighborhood after a report of grenades found at a home during an estate sale. Sheriff's officials responded to the 300 block of Gordon Avenue and Greenside Drive in unincorporated East San Jose around 4:10 p.m. Monday.


Stolen Checkbook Recovered During Patrol Check Of Santa Cruz Park

SANTA CRUZ, CA - A man was arrested in a Santa Cruz park late Friday night on suspicion identity theft after deputies found him to be in possession of stolen property, sheriff's officials said. A deputy discovered the man, later identified as Richard Gilreath, as he sat inside a sedan backed into a


Immigration judge to issue deportation ruling on undocumented San Jose father

SAN FRANCISCO - A San Jose family may be split up as a deportation decision is expected Monday regarding an undocumented immigrant who was arrested by ICE, after dropping his daughter off at day care. An immigration judge in San Francisco should issue a ruling regarding Fernando Carillo, a father of


Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk dismantles Ferris wheel

A Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk worker uses a cutting torch Monday to dismantle the amusement park's Ferris wheel, which dates from 1959. (Dan Coyro -- Santa Cruz Sentinel) SANTA CRUZ >> It's the end of the ride for the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's Ferris wheel, which workers dismantled Monday after


Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds Likely In Gilroy: 4-Day Forecast

GILROY, CA - Gilroy and most other cities in the Bay Area will see up to 1.5 inches of rain this week, according to the National Weather Service. There might also be flooding in some low-lying or poorly drained urban areas, weather service officials said. Downed trees and power lines might also caus


Santa Cruz Launches New Easy Online Recycling Guide

From City of Santa Cruz.: Is this yogurt tub recyclable or not? What to do with leftover paint? How to dispose of an old refrigerator? These are just a few of the questions answered by the new City of Santa Cruz quick and easy online Recycling Guide. Customized to the City of Santa Cruz, the guide w

PATCH - 2018-03-20 12:24:18

Watsonville police warning residents of kidnapping scams

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - There have been a dozen fake kidnapping cases in a Central Coast city since the beginning of this year, but no one actually ended up being taken. Watsonville police said they are scams, many of them choreographed in Mexican jails Investigators are calling this virtual kidnappin


Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds Likely In Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ, CA - Residents should prepare for another storm or two this week, National Weather Service Officials said. The wild weather may bring periods of heavy rain, gusty winds and flooding on local roads. Today, mostly cloudy throughout the day. Tuesday March 20 Rain until evening, starting ag