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Officials Work to Curb Alarming Rise of Crashes on Highway 17 in Santa Cruz

Crashes on Highway 17 through the Santa Cruz Mountains have skyrocketed and are up 93 percent compared to five years ago. The Santa Clara County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol and other agencies in response launched on Tuesday a "Safe on 17" awareness campaign. The focus is on education

NBC BAY AREA - 2018-12-12 03:10:59

DeMarcus Cousins continues to progress in second G-League practice

SANTA CRUZ — With about 10 minutes left in his second practice with the Santa Cruz Warriors, all-star center DeMarcus Cousins threw down a thunderous dunk that gave a glimmer of what could be when he eventually returns to the lineup.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-12-12 22:28:19

Body cam shows Santa Cruz Police save woman off bridge

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Body camera video from November 27, 2018 shows a team from the Santa Cruz Police Department saving a woman who was attempting to jump from the Highway 1 overpass over a rocky dry spot of the San Lorenzo River.

KION546.COM - 2018-12-13 01:44:00

Art Seen | ‘Stockings’ returns to benefit Motion Pacific

Samba dancers perform in “Stockings 2016” at Motion Pacific. Now in its sixth year, “Stockings” is an annual holiday cabaret fundraiser that brings together performance artists, dancers and musicians for a performance that benefits Motion Pacific, a nonprofit dance and performance venue in downtown

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2018-12-12 19:16:14

Registered sex offender peeps in Cabrillo bathroom, authorities say

APTOS — A registered sex offender is accused of looking under the women’s bathroom stalls on the Cabrillo College campus this week. Kenneth Wilder, 25, of Santa Cruz was arrested noon Tuesday on suspicion of false imprisonment, dissuading a victim, parole violation — all felonies — and misdemeanor l

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2018-12-13 01:04:30

Watsonville City Council welcomes new mayor, members

WATSONVILLE — The Watsonville City Council welcomed two new members on Tuesday, and swore in newcomer Francisco Estrada — the council’s youngest member — as mayor. The swearing in ceremony, and bidding farewell to two outgoing members, capped off a year of tumultuous local politics in Watsonville. E

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2018-12-13 01:30:32

Man struck by motorist days before deadly wreck, authorities say

SANTA CRUZ — Prosecutors added charges against the woman accused of intentionally driving into and killing a pedestrian July 20 in the Westside with allegations of driving her car into a man in Santa Cruz three days before.

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2018-12-11 01:20:49

Watsonville man charged with murder for marijuana dispensary shooting

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - A man police say ran an illegal marijuana dispensary in Watsonville is now facing murder charges. According to Watsonville Police, the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office has officially filed murder charges against 25-year-old Eli Gutierrez.

KION546.COM - 2018-12-13 04:33:00

Major downtown Santa Cruz housing project wins approval

SANTA CRUZ — With the gravity of a legislative body on the brink of switching its majority, the Santa Cruz City Council spent more than three hours Tuesday debating approvals for a major downtown housing and commercial development.

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2018-12-11 23:52:10

Man Steals Cutout Of 3 Wise Men From Santa Cruz Church: CHP

SANTA CRUZ, CA — In a crime that could only happen this time of year, a man stole a cutout of the Three Wise Men from a Santa Cruz church Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said. Ding Tai, 20, of Santa Cruz was carrying a stolen banner and Magi cutout when he ran in front of a CHP patrol car ar

PATCH - 2018-12-10 14:24:00

Man pleads not guilty after police said he ran over them

SANTA CRUZ — A man accused of running a PT Cruiser into police officers trying to arrest him last week pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including assault with a deadly weapon, according to court documents.

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2018-12-12 00:00:12

Sex offender caught inside women's bathroom at Cabrillo College

APTOS, Calif. - A registered sex offender was caught inside the women's bathroom at Cabrillo College. According to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Kenneth Wilder was looking under stalls and making threats in the women's bathroom.

KION546.COM - 2018-12-12 17:37:00

Coast Line: Panetta sets Dec. 12 hours for vets’ services in Santa Cruz

Rep. Jimmy Panetta announced staff mobile office hours for veterans’ services in Santa Cruz from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St. Mobile office hours are an opportunity for veterans living on the Central Coast to meet with Congressional staff members. To sche

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2018-12-12 07:42:49

Photo of the day | Children help charities with craft sales

Liam Tiapani, left, tries to sell his homemade holiday gifts at the Spring Hill School Holiday Craft Fair and classmate Erik Huemer looks interested. All the proceeds from the sales go to the kid’s favorite charity. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel)

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2018-12-12 00:43:31

Santa Cruz tackles homelessness, grassroots to government

SANTA CRUZ — A nondescript building on a side street tucked between Santa Cruz Memorial, the San Lorenzo River, Highway 1 and Denny’s was quiet at 9 a.m. Monday, most of the office complex’s tenants yet to arrive for the day.

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2018-12-11 01:01:08

WarriorsHQ Episode 10: Draymond Green returns to Oracle Arena, Demarcus Cousins recovers in Santa Cruz

“It’s now inevitable no one can beat the Warriors,” beat writer Mark Medina told Logan Murdock as they opened this week’s episode of WarriorsHQ after a breezy 116-108 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves. “If anyone was going to get their shots in, it was going to be earlier in the season.”

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-12-11 13:00:36

'Safe on 17' campaign aims to reduce crashes on Highway 17 in Santa Cruz mountains

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KGO) -- Highway 17 through the Santa Cruz Mountains is a treacherous stretch of road. Santa Clara County Firefighters says they've seen a steady increase in crashes between the Summit and Los Gatos.

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-12-12 01:00:19

Santa Cruz County median home price $907,500 in October

SANTA CRUZ — Since March, when the single-family median home price hit a record $935,100 in Santa Cruz County, the median price has stayed above $900,000. In October, it was $907,500, according to Gary Gangnes of Real Options Realty, who tracks the numbers, but one top forecaster predicts prices wil

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2018-12-11 01:09:25

More charges added against woman accused of intentionally killing Santa Cruz pedestrian

SANTA CRUZ — Prosecutors added charges against the woman accused of intentionally driving into and killing a pedestrian July 20 in the Westside with allegations of driving her car into a man in Santa Cruz three days before.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2018-12-11 19:43:28

Santa Cruz: See 5 Nearby Homes For Sale

SANTA CRUZ, CA — When you're in the market for a new place, keeping tabs on all the latest listings can be a wearisome job. That's why we here at Patch have stepped in and done the prepwork for you.

PATCH - 2018-12-09 18:03:00