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Person With Major Injuries Rescued From Rocks at Santa Cruz Beach

Santa Cruz firefighters rescued an individual who suffered major injuries at Natural Bridges State Beach on Friday night. Fire officials responded to the area at 8 p.m. to reports of a water rescue and found the victim lying on rocks about 30 feet below Swanton Boulevard and West Cliff Drive.


Man helps rescue a person who fell 30 feet off a cliff near Natural Bridges State Park

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — A good Samaritan and a state park official are credited with going into the ocean and rescuing a man who fell about 30 feet off a cliff near Natural Bridges State Park.


Temporary, permanent Santa Cruz homeless camp closures contemplated

SANTA CRUZ — The hundreds of people who live, frequent and store possessions at a tent encampment along Highway 1 will be required to vacate the site early next week, under city order.


Santa Cruz celebrates Earth Day

SANTA CRUZ — For the last decade, organizations, nonprofits, and community members from across the county and beyond have gathered to celebrate Earth Day Santa Cruz and be a voice for environmental change.


Video caught woman dumping 7 puppies behind California store

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are trying to identify a woman captured by security cameras tossing seven newborn puppies into a dumpster in Southern California. The Riverside County Department of Animal Services released surveillance video of the woman pulling up to a dumpster behind an auto p


UC Santa Cruz group provides safe space for students on 420 Day

SANTA CRUZ, Calif - On the University of California Santa Cruz campus, a group called "The Cove" hosted a non-traditonal event on the unofficial pot holiday, April 20. They call it "The Other 420," but there's no marijuana there. The student group instead grilled burgers and put out a full spread of


Pot enthusiasts in Santa Cruz prepare for 4/20 toker tradition

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KGO) -- Business is booming at marijuana dispensaries across the Bay Area ahead of Saturday's "4/20" celebration. In Santa Cruz, CannaCruz dispensary is gearing up for the toker tradition.


Santa Cruz’s reputation altered by homeless situation

SANTA CRUZ — The reputation of Santa Cruz as a visitor destination can be affected by the homeless situation, according to Maggie Ivy, CEO/executive vice president of Visit Santa Cruz County.


Saturday Links: San Francisco and Santa Cruz Prep For Clouds Of 4/20 Smoke

It's 4/20! Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park is bracing for possibly one of the largest gatherings ever. And down in Santa Cruz, the traditional annual "smoke out" is happening, without UC Santa Cruz's blessing, in a meadow on the outskirts of the school's grounds. [ABC 7]


Santa Cruz High grad earns fellowship | Name dropping

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants, announced that Shamik Masharak earned a graduate school fellowship for 2019.


Here’s what California marijuana smokers think about driving while high

Many cannabis-culture celebrations will take place on 4/20 (April 20), so here’s a look at some pot smokers’ opinions on driving and tips to self-assess if you are too high.


Coast Guard forced to make emergency landing in Santa Cruz after rescue

AñO NUEVO ISLAND, Calif. - A Coast Guard chopper was forced to make an emergency landing after a harrowing rescue off the Northern California coast. A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was sent to rescue two people from a 57-foot Chris-craft vessel that was taking o


Gateway homeless encampment to be cleared out and cleaned amid growing safety concerns

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - The homeless encampment near the Gateway Plaza in Santa Cruz is set to be cleared out next week, but it might only be temporary. Flyers were handed out and posted around the camp letting campers know they will be vacated sometime early next week.


Helicopter Prompts 911 Calls; Crash: Santa Cruz Co. Police Logs

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA – The following are recent police, court and fire stories from around Santa Cruz County. Police said many concerned residents called 911 to ask about the helicopter's activities.


Windshield of Santa Cruz Lyft driver shattered in road rage incident

SANTA CRUZ, Calf. - A Central Coast lyft driver and three passengers are left shaken after a pediastrian threw a rock at the car's front windshield, shattering it. Santa Cruz Police responded to the incident Thursday night at the intersection of Soquel Avenue and Front Street.


DNA from old razor helps solve California cold case from 40 years ago

ATASCADERO (CNN) - Police have cracked a cold case with DNA found on the razor of the man they say raped and killed two women more than four decades ago in California. DNA from a razor used by Arthur Rudy Martinez matches that left by the attacker at both crime scenes in the late 1970s, the San Luis


California probation chiefs brace for changes to the juvenile justice system

When Lee Seale became Sacramento County’s chief probation officer in 2013, officials at his juvenile hall were grappling with how to prevent probation officers from using force against young detainees after multiple lawsuits, the resignation of a prior leader and a judge’s decree.


Open Show Santa Cruz returns April 24 | Coast Line

The popular photography and video showcase Open Show Santa Cruz returns April 24 in a new venue — DNA’s Comedy Lab (the former Riverfront Twin Theater) at 155 S. River St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m.


Surfer’s ear doctor chipping off the old block | Off the Lip

O’Neill, Haut, Flea, Ratboy, Mel, Replogle are just a few names synonymous with the ever-growing surf scene here in Santa Cruz. Now you can add one more to the list. His name is Dr. Doug Hetzler, but he’s better known as the Michelangeo of surfer’s ear.


Students disappointed by small crowd on 4/20 at UCSC

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A crowd gathered at UCSC when the clock struck 4:20 p.m., Saturday, but less than an hour before, Porter Meadow was nearly empty. For those who have made this their 4/20 tradition, the turnout is a disappointment.